Friends, Society of

Friends, Society of, a community of Christians popularly known as Quakers, founded in 1648 by George Fox (q.v.), distinguished for their plainness of speech and manners, and differing from other sects chiefly in the exclusive deference they pay to the “inner light,” and their rejection of both clergy and sacrament as media of grace; they refuse to take oath, are averse to war, and have always been opposed to slavery.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Friendly Societies * Friends of the People
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Freytag, Gustav
Friar John
Friar Tuck
Friedland, Valentin
Friend of Man
Friendly Islands
Friendly Societies
Friends, Society of
Friends of the People
Fries, Elias
Fries, Jakob Friedrich
Frith, William Powell
Fritz, Father
Frobisher, Sir Martin
Froebel, Friedrich