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William Rotch and Quakers as a "Holy Nation"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt 4th month 18, 2016. 4 Replies

 

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William F Rushby commented on Matt's blog post 'Benjamin Franklin's role in the withdrawal of Quakers from Pennsylvania politics'
"Here is a complete reference: Bauman, Richard, *For the Reputation of Truth: Politics, Religion and Conflict Among the Pennsylvania Quakers, 1750-1800* The Johns Hopkins University Press; 1st edition (June 1, 1971)"
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Matt commented on Matt's blog post 'Benjamin Franklin's role in the withdrawal of Quakers from Pennsylvania politics'
"I will have to check out Bauman's book - thank you for the reference, William! Thanks also for the kind words, Keith!"
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Keith Saylor liked Matt's blog post Benjamin Franklin's role in the withdrawal of Quakers from Pennsylvania politics
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Keith Saylor commented on Matt's blog post 'Benjamin Franklin's role in the withdrawal of Quakers from Pennsylvania politics'
"Thank you Matt, I appreciate this effort."
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William F Rushby commented on Matt's blog post 'Benjamin Franklin's role in the withdrawal of Quakers from Pennsylvania politics'
"The contemporary unprogrammed Friends are heavily politicized.  And this preoccupation with political agendas makes it difficult for them to understand the mid-18th C era of Quaker history in which political involvement was the source of much…"
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Benjamin Franklin's role in the withdrawal of Quakers from Pennsylvania politics

Benjamin Franklin is often held up as a hero of American colonial era, and often conflated with Quakers because of his presence in largely-Quaker Philadelphia. The Franklin Institute, for example, includes the question, “Was Benjamin Franklin a Quaker?” among its FAQs. The answer, of course, is no. The confusion can…See More
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I am the Dean at the Earlham School of Religion. I graduated from ESR in 2008 with an MDiv in Teaching and Theology and worked as Ministerial Advocate for Indiana Yearly Meeting for over 3 years. Prior to enrolling at ESR I worked with non-profit public policy organizations in Indiana, Kansas, and Ohio. I live in Richmond, Indiana, with my wife and two daughters, and I am a member of Richmond First Friends Meeting.
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Benjamin Franklin's role in the withdrawal of Quakers from Pennsylvania politics

Posted on 2nd mo. 29, 2020 at 5:05pm 4 Comments

Benjamin Franklin is often held up as a hero of American colonial era, and often conflated with Quakers because of his presence in largely-Quaker Philadelphia. The Franklin Institute, for example, includes the question, “Was Benjamin Franklin a Quaker?” among its …

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Leadership as Non-Anxious Presence: An Interview with Colin Saxton

Posted on 3rd mo. 9, 2018 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Colin Saxton has served as General Secretary of Friends United Meeting (FUM) since January, 2012, and concludes his term there this summer. Though based out of the FUM office in Richmond, Colin spends much of his time traveling among Friends. He sees his…
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I Deny Being a Quaker

Posted on 5th mo. 29, 2017 at 3:30pm 3 Comments

I delivered the following message at Richmond First Friends on May 28, 2017. This post originally appeared on the Quaker Libertarians blog.

John 18: 15-18, 25-27

15 Simon Peter and another disciple followed Jesus. Since…
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Radical Relationship and Revelation

Posted on 10th mo. 30, 2016 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

The following is an adaptation of a message delivered during worship at Richmond First Friends on October 23, 2016.





John 15: 9-17



As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have…

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"Renee: Your simple request is already a good witness!"
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