This was a straightforward history course. We were exposed to the writings of George fox and to a small degree of Margaret Fell. We saw the places in which the Society of Friends came into existence. It was an austere, pleasant set of lectures and videos.
But the discussions were riveting. The students were obviously wrestling with their own angels, as Jacob did; and they shared that struggle in the discussion board. And suddenly I realized that it was in just such a context that Quakerism arose, and brought hope.
It was very moving, and I am glad I took the course.