Quakerism

NOUN
  1. 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
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How To Use Quakerism In A Sentence

  • Because Quakerism is a decentralized faith, Quakers don't have a common doctrine or creed, though the belief that there is "that of God in everyone" undergirds many Quaker traditions, such as opposition to war and concern for the least powerful. Eileen Flanagan: Quakers Advocate Living in 'Right Relationship' with Creation
  • Religious belief is a private matter rather than one for the Congregation in Quakerism. The Volokh Conspiracy » A Thought on American Jewish Demography
  • Eventually the Quaker service teams completed these tasks and went home, leaving behind them small Quaker centers to supervise the turnover of projects and to give support to the small groups of nationals who had become interested in Quakerism during the time of war relief. American Friends Service Committee - History of Organization
  • Quakerism is very different from Anabaptism (Mennonites and Amish, among other groups) in theological approach. The Volokh Conspiracy » A Thought on American Jewish Demography
  • Steve describes his journey from birthright Quakerism to the zendo in very personal terms, but most of the pamphlet is a deep meditation on Quakerism and the wisdom of early Friends. 2004 October
  • And though Hoover was a Quaker, which gave him little theological common ground with the fundamentalists, at least there was a history of temperance sentiment in American Quakerism. LAST CALL
  • And hence, in other countries and in other ages, there have been men, who might be called Quakers, though the word Quakerism was unknown. A Portraiture of Quakerism, Volume 3
  • For it is impossible in this case, that the word Quakerism should not become synonimous with charity, as it ought to be, if Quakerism be a more than ordinary profession of the Christian religion. A Portraiture of Quakerism, Volume 3
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