Review of Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson, by Calvert, J. E.
Jennings, Stuart B. (2010) Review of Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson, by Calvert, J. E. Church History, Vol.79 (No.2). pp. 477-479. ISSN 0009-6407
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S000964071000034X
The Quaker impulse to reform and regulate both their meetings and wider
society according to their religious experience of "the light within" lay at the
heart of the movement’s missionary zeal from its earliest days. Yet for both
the social and political historian, the question of how a spontaneous,
individualist, experiential, and dissenting religious tradition in revolutionary
England evolved into a structured, bureaucratic system that was firstly turned
inward upon its members to preserve a unity amongst themselves and later
outward toward civil society and government has generated much discussion.
Within an American context, in particular the Pennsylvania experiment, this
development raises further questions about how this process amongst Friends
was to feed and inform the evolution of federal ideas across the other colonies.
|Item Type:||Book Review|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity|
|Divisions:||Administration > Chaplaincy|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Society of Friends -- History, Society of Friends -- Political aspects|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Church History|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Book Title:||Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Page Range:||pp. 477-479|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
Review of: Calvert, J. E. (2009). Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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