Notable Quaker theologian born – December 23, 1648
This week marks the anniversary of when notable Quaker theologian Robert Barclay was born in Gordonstoun, Moray, Scotland.
“This early and enduring exposition of Quaker beliefs defined Quakerism as a religion of the ‘inner light,’” explained Britannica.
“Arguing against both Roman Catholicism and traditional Protestantism, including Anglicanism, Barclay asserted that neither the church nor the Scriptures could claim completeness or ultimate authority and that both were secondary to the work of the Holy Spirit—the Inner Light—in the believer.”
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