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From the sublime to the meticulous : a reappraisal of the changing roles of women within the Quaker Movement in England through the establishment of separate women's meetings in the 1670s

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Caney, Avril D (1994) From the sublime to the meticulous : a reappraisal of the changing roles of women within the Quaker Movement in England through the establishment of separate women's meetings in the 1670s. Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Quakerism emerged as one of the radical sects of the English Civil War years. Following
the 16th century Reformation, radical Protestants and mainstream Protestants all over
Europe could be distinguished very largely by their contrasting attitude to the existing
political systems and social structures in which they operated. Mainstream Protestant
churches, such as Calvinists, Lutherans, Anglicans and Scottish Presbyterians came to
terms with the institutions shaping society by entering into an official relationship with the
State. The multifarious strands of radical Protestantism were united only in their general
opposition to the State. Some, including Quakers, experienced a militant or activist phase
during which they pressured governments with demands for reform or even attempted to
precipitate revolution. Ultimately most of these sects became reconciled to considering
themselves a godly remnant within an evil society, and concentrated on preserving internal
purity.

Item Type: Thesis (Research Master)
Keywords: Quaker women
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Thesis (M.Hum.)--University of Tasmania, 1995. Includes bibliographical references

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