Considerations of the insider/outsider problem in a Quaker meeting

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Abstract

The Quakers in Leeds website suggests that you should not expect an easy definition of Quakerism (2018, NP). The website says that ‘Quakers seek religious truth in inner experience and everyday life, rather than authority, ritual and ceremony’ (Quakers in Leeds, 2018, NP). A key issue that was striking during this site visit was the insider-outsider dichotomy in Quakerism. The lack of specificity in Quaker belief is likewise a consideration that is important when doing fieldwork today. This tension is also apparent in the article by Peter Collins and the blog post by Rachel Muers. This portfolio will consider the unspoken, yet felt, insider-outsider distinction within Quakerism and the effect this has on fieldwork.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog post
PublisherLeeds Trinity University
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Quakerism
  • insider status
  • Outsider Status

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