Quaker Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Quaker worship, to varying degrees, is unstructured. It is characterized by silence and by the leading of the Spirit.

It is easy to identify the Quakers or Society of Friends as the most radical tradition of all in its break from late medieval forms of worship. Other groups emerging from the Reformation have clergy, the preaching of sermons, and outward and visible sacraments. The classical forms of Quaker worship have none of these, although one may detect some indirect links with medieval...


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