Issue 117: The Surprising Quakers

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With a beheaded king and a bloody civil war as the backdrop, the Quakers emerged in 17th-century England as just one of many answers to corruption in church and state: Diggers, Ranters, Levellers, and Fifth Monarchists, to name just a few! While many groups disappeared as quickly as they started, the Quakers have survived. Read the stories of George Fox, Margaret Fell, and the movement they founded that would cross the Atlantic to the Americas and then travel to Africa. Quakers are known for their silent meetings and simple living, but we’ll uncover surprising stories of charismatic leaders, fervent social activism, and even a few bold Quakers who went naked as a prophetic sign in this issue of Christian History magazine.

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