Quaker Research

origin of the term Quaker....."George Fox bade the magistrates at Derby who sought to interfere with the worship of his followers, 'to tremble at the Word of God." and from the use of the word 'tremble', in this connection, the jeering crowd applied the epithet of 'Quakers', to the newly-formed Society. The term has been applied to them ever since that time, by many who supposed that the 'quaking' was a characteristic either of voice or of person among the ministers of the denomination."

This section updated on January 25, 2017