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Title: Accusations of Blasphemy in English Anti-Quaker Polemic, c.1660-1701
Author(s): Manning, David
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Keywords: blasphemy
Issue Date: 2009
Date Deposited: 20-Mar-2013
Citation: Manning D (2009) Accusations of Blasphemy in English Anti-Quaker Polemic, c.1660-1701. Quaker Studies, 14 (1), pp. 27-56.
Abstract: This paper investigates the conviction amongst zealous English Protestants, living between 1660 and 1701, that Quakerism constituted a form of blasphemy. Through an analysis of the accusation of blasphemy in anti-Quaker polemic it develops a cultural history of blasphemy as representation, illuminating a spiritual critique of Quakerism as enthusiastic antitrinitarianism and a sense of blasphemy commensurate with Thomistic theology. In so doing, this paper provides an insight into the contemporary theological anxiety that Quakerism was fundamentally wicked and anti-Christian.
Rights: Publisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Quaker Studies, 14.1, pp.27-56, 2009, by QRSA.

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