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The limits of the light: silence and slavery in Quaker narratives of journeys to America and Barbados

Hilary Hinds

in George Fox and Early Quaker Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081576
eISBN:
9781781702383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081576.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the seventeenth-century Quaker presence in transatlantic English colonies in the Caribbean and North America. Its starting point is a puzzling discrepancy between Quaker ... More


‘As the Light appeared, all appeared’: the Quaker culture of convincement

Hilary Hinds

in George Fox and Early Quaker Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081576
eISBN:
9781781702383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081576.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter asks how it was that the concept of the indwelling Christ, or light within – in many ways a conventional, familiar and uncontentious Christian trope – set the terms and established the ... More


‘Let your lives preach’: the embodied rhetoric of the early Quakers

Hilary Hinds

in George Fox and Early Quaker Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081576
eISBN:
9781781702383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081576.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines how the inward light figured in the ministry of the First Publishers of Truth – in the convincement of new Friends, and in the condemnation of those who hardened their hearts ... More


Introduction: seamless subjects

Hilary Hinds

in George Fox and Early Quaker Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081576
eISBN:
9781781702383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081576.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Quakers, or the Religious Society of Friends, are generally known today as an inclusive and tolerant movement, broadly Christian, committed to working for peace and consensus, socially activist, ... More


‘And the Lord's power was over all’: anxiety, confidence and masculinity in Fox's Journal

Hilary Hinds

in George Fox and Early Quaker Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081576
eISBN:
9781781702383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081576.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Turning more directly to the pivotal figure of George Fox himself, this chapter suggests that the foundational dissolution of boundaries between human and divine established in the earlier chapters ... More


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