Witness, Warning, and Prophecy

Quaker Women’s Writing, 1655-1700

Edited by Teresa Feroli and Margaret Olofson Thickstun

Witness, Warning, and Prophecy

Edited by Teresa Feroli and Margaret Olofson Thickstun

Distributed for Iter Press

413 pages
Paper $59.95 ISBN: 9780866985840 Published January 2018
The forty texts collected in this volume offer a small but representative sample of Quaker women’s tremendous literary output between 1655 and 1700. They include examples of key Quaker literary genres — proclamations, directives, warnings, sufferings, testimonies, polemic, pleas for toleration — and showcase a range of literary styles and voices, from eloquent poetry to legal analyses of English canon and civil law. In their varied responses to the core Quaker belief in the indwelling Spirit, these women left a rich literary legacy of an early countercultural movement.

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Contents
Illustrations xv
Acknowledgments xvii
Abbreviations xix
Chronology of Events in Early Quaker History xxi
INTRODUCTION 1
PART I: PROPHECY 33
Proclaiming the Inner Light 35
Directives to Political and Religious Authorities 93
Warnings 147
Sufferings 225
PART II: LATE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY QUIETISM AND ORGANIZATION 279
Reason and Reflection 281
Women’s Meetings 337
Bibliography 389
Index 403
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