Moderates in London Yearly Meeting, 1857–1873: Precursors of Quaker Liberals

  title={Moderates in London Yearly Meeting, 1857–1873: Precursors of Quaker Liberals},
  author={Edwin B. Bronner},
  journal={Church History},
  pages={356 - 371}
  • E. Bronner
  • Published 1 September 1990
  • History
  • Church History
The Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers, which originated in England in the middle of the seventeenth century, has gone through many changes. After the exuberant, expansive early years, most Friends entered a period of quietism, in which they waited patiently for divine direction and largely withdrew from the society around them. At the beginning of the nineteenth century the majority of Friends on both sides of the Atlantic embraced the evangelical movement which had taken hold in both… 
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