Reading Early Friends: Francis Howgill

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Reading Early Friends: Francis Howgill

Time: 2nd mo. 11, 2012 at 6pm to 3rd mo. 10, 2012 at 7pm
Location: online
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Event Type: online, course, study
Organized By: Sarah Spencer
Latest Activity: 1st month 17, 2012

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Quaker Studies is excited to be offering Reading Early Friends, a series of three online courses that offer a chance to listen to and read writings by significant early Quakers. Each course includes audio files of the readings, which should be a great help for those of us not steeped in 17th century prose!

Here's what Frederick says about his course, "Francis Howgill, one of the ‘Valiant Sixty,’ wrote a moving description, reprinted in many YM's books of Faith & Practice, of how his group of Seekers found the Light... Beautiful, but he wrote more. And the apocalyptic and utopian elements have been edited out since 1676! Find out what Howgill really had to say about how to enter the new age” …  For more details and to register go to

Frederick plans a look at Howgill's description of how he was convinced and a chance for us to try our hand at describing our convincement as well as a look at what got cut from Howgill's writing (and perhaps why).

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Comment by Patricia Barber on 1st mo. 17, 2012 at 2:12pm

Thank you, Sarah.

Comment by Sarah Spencer on 1st mo. 17, 2012 at 2:01pm

To learn more about Frederick Martin and this course (and to register and even pay online) go to

Comment by Patricia Barber on 1st mo. 17, 2012 at 1:15pm

Really interested. Can't find anywhere on site that tells what the cost is. ???

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