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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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A Community of Worship

A Community of Worship

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(p.75) 5 A Community of Worship
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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/9780198208204.003.0006

This chapter discusses the effects of membership upon individual followers of the Quaker faith. It examines the informal social and economical relations which developed among ordinary Friends as a result of membership. It explains the Quakers' gradual development of alternative administrative structure which is as much concerned with order as the church and secular courts it displaced.

Keywords:   worship, Quaker, Friends, membership, Quaker faith

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