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The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725$
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Adrian Davies

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198208204

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725
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ADRIAN DAVIES

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.003.0001

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to consider the social consequences of religious belief. It discovers the relationship between converts to and followers of the Quaker faith, and with whom they shared their everyday lives in local society. It uses a wide range of primary source materials which demonstrate that Quakers were not marginal and isolated people.

Keywords:   Quakers, Quakerism, religious belief, literacy, modern society

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