About the author: After graduating in modern languages from King’s College, London and gaining a diploma in Education from the Institute of Education, Kathleen Thomas taught for twenty years. She took a post-graduate Diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and a Master of Letters. She is the author of several articles.
2002 0-7734-7228-2 This study presents a descriptive and analytical account of Quaker symbols, from their origins to the present day. The rejection of social norms is set in the context of 17th century Britain where it aroused the hostility of the state and people. It shows that symbols played a significant role in the formation of the sect out of an individualistic movement, and the structure of an organization which remains basically the same today and which continues to practice minimal ritual.