Quakerism


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Quak·er

 (kwā′kər)
n.
A member of the Society of Friends.

[From quake (from an early leader's admonishment to "tremble at the word of the Lord").]

Quak′er·ism n.
Quak′er·ly adv. & adj.

Quakerism

the principles and beliefs of the Society of Friends, a creedless sect founded in England about 1650 by George Fox, especially its emphasis upon the Inward Light of each believer, its rejection of oaths, and its opposition to all wars. Also Quakerdom, Quakery. (Terms made from quake are never used to or between members of the Society, who prefer Friend or thee.)Quaker, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Quakerism - the theological doctrine of the Society of Friends characterized by opposition to war and rejection of ritual and a formal creed and an ordained ministry
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
Translations

Quakerism

[ˈkweɪkərɪzəm] Ncuaquerismo m

Quakerism

nQuäkertum nt
References in classic literature ?
But unlike Captain Peleg --who cared not a rush for what are called serious things, and indeed deemed those selfsame serious things the veriest of all trifles --Captain Bildad had not only been originally educated according to the strictest sect of Nantucket Quakerism, but all his subsequent ocean life, and the sight of many unclad, lovely island creatures, round the Horn --all that had not moved this native born Quaker one single jot, had not so much as altered one angle of his vest.
An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man; as, Monachism, of the Hermit Antony; the Reformation, of Luther; Quakerism, of Fox; Methodism, of Wesley; Abolition, of Clarkson.
His wife, fully liberated from Quakerism, entertained relentlessly, dressed extravagantly (many thought provocatively), and flirted.
I grew up in Quakerism, which doesn't deal with saints at all and yet everybody knows about St.
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Her husband, Ray, spoke of her journeys into Quakerism and into writing, stressing the importance of her work at the Poetry Business in her creative development.
Born in 1892, Dorothy received a rich and diverse education, typical of those born into the family faith of Quakerism.
Quakerism, I argue, offers a belief system that is commensurate with Woolf's expressions of spirituality deeply rooted in the materiality of existence and offers us a way to account for both aspects of her philosophy.
As early as 1657, George Fox, the founder of Quakerism, said in a letter of caution "To Friends beyond the sea, that has Blacks and Indian slaves reminded Quaker slave owners that everyone was equal in the sight of God.
Ingle, a former history instructor at the University Tennessee-Chattanooga, has written two previous books on the history of Quakerism.
Larry Ingle applies his extensive knowledge of Quakerism to reveal new insights into the only American President to have resigned his office.
Unless Vladimir Putin and the leaders of ISIS suddenly convert to Quakerism, the next administration, regardless of party, will probably practise what critics consider a more aggressive approach to foreign relations.