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George Fox and Early Quaker Culture
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George Fox and Early Quaker Culture

Hilary Hinds

Abstract

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, inaugurating an influential dissolution of the boundary between the human and the divine. Taking an original perspective on this most enduring of radical religious groups, it combines literary and historical approaches to produce a fresh study of Quaker cultural practice. Close readings of George Fox's Journal are put in dialogue with the voices of other early Friends and their critics to argue that the ‘li ... More

Keywords: Quakerism, Light Within, radical religious groups, Quaker cultural practice, George Fox, spirituality, spiritual self, sinful subjects, godly omnipotence, religious practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719081576
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719081576.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hilary Hinds, author