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John Woolman and the government of Christ : a Colonial Quaker's vision for the British Atlantic world

Author: Jon R Kershner
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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John Woolman, a tailor, was a lay Quaker leader in religiously charged 18th century America. Led by his radical apocalyptic beliefs, Woolman encouraged social reforms and critiqued the burgeoning trans-Atlantic economy, slavery, and British imperial conflicts. Kershner argues that instead of the militant apocalypticism commonly associated with radical Christian groups, Woolman utilized Quaker and mystical sources to  Read more...
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Kershner, Jon R., 1978-
John Woolman and the government of Christ.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017042780
Named Person: John Woolman; John Woolman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon R Kershner
ISBN: 9780190868086 0190868082 9780190868109 0190868104
OCLC Number: 1021056809
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 266 pages)
Contents: Introduction 1 Early Quaker Theology and the Transatlantic Context 2 Revelation and the "Principle That Proceeds From God" 3 Woolman the Prophet: "His Word Was In My Heart"4 Eschatology: Woolman's Realizing Eschatology 5 Perfection 6 Judgment7 Influences and ComparisonsConclusion Appendix Bibliography
Responsibility: Jon R. Kershner.

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John Woolman, a tailor, was a lay Quaker leader in religiously charged 18th century America. Led by his radical apocalyptic beliefs, Woolman encouraged social reforms and critiqued the burgeoning trans-Atlantic economy, slavery, and British imperial conflicts. Kershner argues that instead of the militant apocalypticism commonly associated with radical Christian groups, Woolman utilized Quaker and mystical sources to craft a spiritualized ""apocalypse of the heart.""

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