Religion: The Ninth Hour

The mild modern stereotype of a Quaker would surprise the fiery Friends of George Fox's 17th Century as much as today's average idea of a Christian would surprise the dangerously living followers of St. Paul. The early Quakers were not quaint and softspoken; they were religious enthusiasts of passion and vociferous outrage who were not afraid to raise their voices against a minister in his pulpit or a slave dealer at his market.

One modern Friend who speaks in the old tradition is Gilbert Kilpack, 38, writer, lecturer and staff member of the Quaker...

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