Quaker Views of Jesus/Christ: Historic and Current
June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Would you like to learn about Quaker beliefs about Jesus? Join the Barnegat Friends Meeting and guests Bill and Marty Smith on Sunday, June 4 at 1 pm by Zoom or in person.
Bill Smith will present the views of Jesus and Christ in the early Society of Friends, which contemporary “Christians” thought was heresy. Barclay and Penn later modified the view of Friends to be more in line with others. During the Quietist period, Friends emphasized peculiarities but were influenced by the Great Awakenings and Enlightenment. In the late 19th century, Friends were diverted into orthodox Christian and rationalist views of Jesus/Christ, which created the current formal grouping in North America.
Marty Smith will talk about how Friends viewed Christ/Jesus from the mid-20th century up to the present. She will include Evangelical Friends as well as Liberal Friends with emphasis on the views of individual Friends and communal Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.