Certificate – Quaker Spirituality 


Quaker spirituality is rooted in worship, in both individual and corporate attentiveness to divine guidance, and in openness to being led into something new. As a Quaker seminary, ESR is uniquely situated to offer a Certificate in Quaker Spirituality.


Courses seek to integrate vigorous academic study with the experiential dimension of the inward life. This certificate is thus well-suited both for those who are exploring avenues of public ministry as well as those who are seeking to deepen their spiritual lives. The program consists of six courses and can be completed within two years. Courses may be taken entirely from the study of Spirituality, or students can choose up to two electives from across the curriculum.


Choose Six Courses:

  • Quaker Spirituality (required)
  • Spiritual Formation and Personal Practice
  • Quakers Among Mystics
  • Topics Seminar in Spirituality with Quaker Emphasis
  • The Quaker Encounter with Buddhism
  • History of Christian Spirituality
  • Spirituality of Peacemaking
  • Up to two electives from across the curriculum


Learn more about Michael Birkel, Professor of Christian Spirituality, and other teaching faculty.

See complete course listings at Student Academic Services web site.

Request more information or apply online.