Early Quakers and Their Theological Thought: 1647-1723 by Stephen W. Angell, Pink Dandelion

By Stephen W. Angell, Pink Dandelion

This ebook presents the main accomplished theological research to this point of the paintings of early Quaker leaders. Spanning the 1st seventy years of the Quaker move to the start of its formalization, Early Quakers and their Theological idea examines extensive the lives and writings of 16 well-liked figures. those contain not just well-known authors comparable to George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Fell, and Robert Barclay, but additionally lesser-known ones who however performed both vital roles within the improvement of Quakerism. every one bankruptcy attracts out the major theological emphases of its topic, providing clean insights into what the early Quakers have been quite asserting and illustrating the diversity and fidelity of the Quaker message within the 17th century. This state of the art quantity encompasses a wealth of fundamental resources to fill an important hole within the current literature, and it'll profit either scholars and students in Quaker experiences.

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Yet the historical emphasis among Friends at the start of the twentieth century was not limited to modernist scholars like William Charles Braithwaite and Rufus Jones whose work has been much discussed and debated. In 1900, the British Meeting for Sufferings agreed to appoint, at the Recording Clerk Isaac Sharp’s prompting, a Librarian for the Friends Reference Library in Devonshire House. The person appointed was Norman Penney (1858–1933), who had spent the previous sixteen years serving the Home Mission Committee in Hawes, Melksham, Gloucester and London.

An example of the earlier view would be Douglas Gwyn, Covenant crucified. ” 14 See Chapter 4, this volume. 15 Howgill, “A testimony,” prelims. See Isaiah 56:8, Psalm 147:2, and Jeremiah 30:17. 16 See Chapter 9, this volume. 17 Barclay, An apology for the true Christian divinity. ” 19 See Chapter 1, this volume, by Douglas Gwyn which includes mention of the Ranters. 20 Moore, Light in their consciences. 21 Bruyneel, Margaret Fell and the end of time. 22 Hinds, George Fox and early Quaker culture.

31 For an important case of conflict within the Quaker movement on ecclesiological questions, see Carla Gardina Pestana’s chapter in this book on John Perrot. For the interaction of hermeneutics and ecclesiology in another conflict later in the seventeenth century, see Michael Birkel’s chapter on George Keith. 32 Fox, Journal, p. 63. 33 Fox, Journal, p. 34. 34 Fox, Journal, p. 23. 35 Fox, Journal, p. 337. 36 For more on the Christology of the Nayler crisis, see Gwyn, The covenant crucified, chapter 5.

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