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

Meredith Baldwin Weddle

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131383
eISBN:
9780199834839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513138X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

“All bloody principles and practices we do utterly deny” – so pronounced a small band of the first English Quakers in 1660, renouncing wars, fighting, and weapons and enunciating principles of peace ... More


A Community of Worship

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/9780198208204.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the effects of membership upon individual followers of the Quaker faith. It examines the informal social and economical ... More


Conclusion

Nancy Gallagher

in Quakers in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict: The Dilemmas of NGO Humanitarian Activism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161056
eISBN:
9781617970177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161056.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Before its involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the American Friends Service Committee had delivered relief and political and moral assistance to hundreds of thousands of refugees in ... 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 Collected Poems of Jean Toomer

Robert B. Jones and Margot Toomer Latimer (eds)

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842096
eISBN:
9781469616421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469616414_Jones
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This volume is a collected edition of poems by Jean Toomer, the enigmatic American writer, Gurdjieffian guru, and Quaker convert who is perhaps best known for his 1923 lyrical narrative Cane. The ... More


‘The Truest Form of Patriotism’: Pacifist Feminism in Britain, 1870–1902

Heloise Brown

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065309
eISBN:
9781781700457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065309.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book explores the pervasive influence of pacifism on Victorian feminism. It provides an account of Victorian women who campaigned for peace, and of the many feminists who incorporated pacifist ... More


“And the Shout of a King Is Amongst Us”

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.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Gathering as a sect in England in the 1650s, Quakers believed that each person had a “light within,” illuminating not only his own evil but also available as an inner Christ to lead him to God's ... More


“Midnight Shrieks and Soul‐Amazing Moanes”: The Rhode Island Government and King Philip's War

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.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

When open hostilities began near Plymouth and the Plymouth governor requested help from Rhode Island, the Quaker government agreed to blockade a peninsula and trap Philip's troops. This openly ... More


Meditating on the Creatures in Early American Life and Letters

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The longstanding European tradition of meditating on creatures of the phenomenal world carried both religious and ecological significance for New England Puritans, who were peculiarly disposed to ... More


Introduction: Science in ‘Dissenting’ Religious Communities

Geoffrey Cantor

in Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276684
eISBN:
9780191603389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276684.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A number of historiographical problems are addressed concerning ‘Science and Religion’ to provide a grounding for present study. This study focuses on two religious communities — the Quakers and ... More


Two Communities

Geoffrey Cantor

in Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276684
eISBN:
9780191603389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276684.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a brief outline of the histories of the Quaker and Anglo-Jewish communities, from the mid-17th century to the end of the 19th century. The development of Quakerism is charted ... More


EARLY LIFE AND CAREER

J. Matthew Gallman

in America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Born in Philadelphia on October 28, 1842, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was the youngest of five children. Her parents were both from old Quaker families, and, like many of their brethren, John and Mary ... More


Spreading Forth the Truth

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/9780198208204.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the role of Quaker books and pamphlets. These allow Friends to evangelize and let them fortify themselves with the truth ... More


From Lollards to Quakers

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/9780198208204.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter answers the questions: To what extent were itinerant ministers like Parnel responsible for the early growth of the movement? ... More


Friends Come to Northern Virginia

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains why Pennsylvania Friends' settled in northern Virginia after 1730: to obtain cheap land that they believed necessary to maintain their religious households and ensure the ... More


The Quaker Tribe

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/9780198208204.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on a form of tribalism being practised by Friends. Quaker tribalism led to a disregard of worldly customs and associations. ... More


Levelling Quakers?

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/9780198208204.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses evidence on how the Quaker creed was a levelling one. These include the dismissal of social conventions and the ... More


Love and Marriage

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/9780198208204.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter describes love and the matrimonial ceremony of the Quakers. Love was officially recognized as a significant feature of marriage. ... 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


Teaching Mysticism in Dialogue with Gender and Embodiment at a Quaker Seminary: A Feminist Approach

Stephanie Ford

in Teaching Mysticism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751198
eISBN:
9780199918782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751198.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a pedagogy that employs self-reflection, historical inquiry, and liberation hermeneutics—with particular focus on gender and embodiment issues—used in courses taught at a ... More


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