Friends, Society of
Friends, Society of
Quakers, an Anglo-American religious sect

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  • Friends, Society of — known as Quakers Protestant denomination that arose in England in the mid 17th century. The movement began with radical English Puritans called Seekers, who rejected the Anglican church and other existing Protestant sects. They took their faith… …   Universalium

  • FRIENDS, SOCIETY OF —    known as QUAKERS. Their BELIEFS may be traced to R. BARKLAY S (1648 1690) book Theologiae Verae Christianae Apologia (1676) which argued that CHRISTIANS ought to be guided by an inner light. The founder of the movement proper was George FOX… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • FRIENDS, SOCIETY OF —    a community of Christians popularly known as Quakers, founded in 1648 by GEORGE FOX (q.v. FOX, GEORGE), distinguished for their plainness of speech and manners, and differing from other sects chiefly in the exclusive deference they pay to the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Friends, Society of —  Друзей общество …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Friends, society of (Quakers) —    The followers of George Fox (1624–1691) were present in the Netherlands by the 17th cen tury. At that time, local authorities often persecuted the Quakers for fear of their sectarian and nonconformist attitudes, but in later cen turies, they… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • Patient’s Friends Society-Jerusalem — Patient s Friends Society Jerusalem ( ar. جمعية أصدقاء المريض القدس) is a Palestinian non governmental organization founded in 1980 by Palestinian academics and health professionals. The Society is located within Augusta Victoria Hospital on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Patient's Friends Society-Jerusalem — (Arabic: جمعية أصدقاء المريض القدس‎) is a Palestinian non governmental organization founded in 1980 by Palestinian academics and health professionals. The Society is located within Augusta Victoria Hospital on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Friends — [frendz] adj. of or having to do with Friends, or Quakers * * * a popular US television comedy series (1994–2004) about six close friends in New York. The characters are Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Joey. The stories are about the… …   Universalium

  • society — societyless, adj. /seuh suy i tee/, n., pl. societies, adj. n. 1. an organized group of persons associated together for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes. 2. a body of individuals living as… …   Universalium

  • Friends General Conference — ▪ American religious organization in full  Religious Society of Friends (Friends, Society of) (General Conference)        continental association of several yearly and monthly meetings of Friends (Quakers (Quaker)) in the United States. It… …   Universalium

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