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“The Habitation of the Hunted‐Christ”: Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Meredith Baldwin Weddle

in Walking in the Way of Peace: Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131383
eISBN:
9780199834839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513138X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Rhode Island was a sanctuary for Quakers and others because of its freedom from civil enforcement of religion and its tradition of religious liberty. In 1672, a group of English Quakers including one ... 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


Revisiting the Question of Jewish Readmission

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter reexamines the controversy over readmission of the Jews in light of both the idea that England was Israel and the challenge of radical religion. The tense relation between Jewish ... More


‘Moved of the Lord’: the contingent itinerancy of early Friends

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/9780719081576.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter turns to the Journal's structuring focus on Fox's journeys, and raises questions about the movement's commitment to an itinerant ministry and the ways in which, in Edward Burrough's ... More


George Fox and Early Quaker Culture

Hilary Hinds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081576
eISBN:
9781781702383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081576.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

What was distinctive about the founding principles and practices of Quakerism? This book explores how the Light Within became the organising principles of this seventeenth-century movement, ... More


“The power that giveth liberty and freedom” Barbados, 1657–76

Brycchan Carey

in From Peace to Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300180770
eISBN:
9780300182279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180770.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter concentrates on the Quaker experience in seventeenth-century Barbados, beginning with a detailed examination of George Fox's 1657 letter. The sections presented here chart his later ... More


Johannine Dualism, Antinomianism, and Early Modern English Radical Dissent

Paul Cefalu

in The Johannine Renaissance in Early Modern English Literature and Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198808718
eISBN:
9780191848063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808718.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Johannine theology exerts a wide influence on a broad group of antinomian writers and mid-seventeenth-century English separatists, including the Familists, Diggers, Quakers, and a range of English ... More


Translating Paradise: Hebrew, Herbert, Milton, Fox, And The Pursuit Of Linguistic Purity

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Because Francis Bacon and other Renaissance thinkers theorized that the encyclopedic knowledge and divinely denotative language of Adam were inseparably linked, the fifth chapter transitions from an ... More


Gospel Order

ADRIAN DAVIES

in The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208204
eISBN:
9780191677953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the notion of a disciplinary process or ‘Gospel Order’. Gospel Order had existed since the early years of the movement ... More


Quakers

Thomas C. Kennedy

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199683710
eISBN:
9780191823923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199683710.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Early in the nineteenth century, British Quakers broke through a century-long hedge of Quietism which had gripped their Religious Society since the death of their founding prophet, George Fox. After ... More


Quakers

Richard C. Allen

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II: The Long Eighteenth Century c. 1689-c. 1828

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198702245
eISBN:
9780191838910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702245.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Although the Toleration Act (1689) eased the position of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in many ways, the path towards full tolerance and acceptance remained rough. Their refusal to take ... More


The Inward Light

Leslie Stevenson

in Eighteen Takes on God: A Short Guide for Those Who Are Still Perplexed

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190066109
eISBN:
9780190066130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066109.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Quakers developed a strong sense of the inner (or inward) Light of God, a theme also found in Augustine and Andre Louf. But our reception of it is fallible, and needs testing. In Quaker thought ... More


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