Female friends and the making of transatlantic Quakerism, 1650-1750

Quaker women were unusually active participants in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century cultural and religious exchange, as ministers, missionaries, authors and spiritual leaders. Drawing upon documentary evidence, with a focus on women's personal writings and correspondence, Naomi Pullin explor...

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Main Author: Pullin, Naomi 1987-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom New York, NY, USA Port Melbourne, Australia New Delhi, India Singapore Cambridge University Press 2018
Series/Journal:Cambridge studies in early modern British history
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Great Britain / USA / Quaker woman / Religious life / History 1650-1750
Further subjects:B Society of Friends History
B Society of Friends
B Quaker women
B Female friendship Religious aspects Christianity
B Quaker women History
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Summary:Quaker women were unusually active participants in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century cultural and religious exchange, as ministers, missionaries, authors and spiritual leaders. Drawing upon documentary evidence, with a focus on women's personal writings and correspondence, Naomi Pullin explores the lives and social interactions of Quaker women in the British Atlantic between 1650 and 1750. Through a comparative methodology, focused on Britain and the North American colonies, Pullin examines the experiences of both those women who travelled and preached and those who stayed at home. The book approaches the study of gender and religion from a new perspective by placing women's roles, relationships and identities at the centre of the analysis. It shows how the movement's transition from 'sect to church' enhanced the authority and influence of women within the movement and uncovers the multifaceted ways in which female Friends at all levels were active participants in making and sustaining transatlantic Quakerism
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1316510239