Walking in the Way of Peace Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-05-03
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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A synthesis of intellectual and social history, Walking in the Way of Peace investigates the historical context, meaning, and expression of early Quaker pacifism in England and its colonies. In a nuanced examination of pacifism, Weddle focuses on King Philip's War, which forced New EnglandQuakers, rulers and ruled alike, to define the parameters of their peace testimony.

Author Biography

Meredith Baldwin Weddle has taught at Yale.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Methods and Termsp. xiii
Walking in the Way of Peacep. 2
Introductionp. 3
The Peace Testimonyp. 13
Prologuep. 15
And the Shout of a King is Amongst Usp. 17
The Peace Testimonyp. 39
The Practice of Peacep. 55
New Englandp. 75
Quakers in Early New Englandp. 77
Rhode Island and Providence Plantationsp. 98
Reacting to Fear of War, 1667-1673p. 113
The 1673 Exemptionp. 122
The New England Tribes: Englishmen and Indiansp. 132
Warp. 141
The Rhode Island Government and King Philip's Warp. 143
War, Continuedp. 159
Ascribing Motives to a Quaker Government in Wartimep. 169
A Testimony from Rhode Island Quakersp. 183
The Individual Quaker in King Philip's Warp. 197
Around the Periphery of Warp. 212
All Things Have Their Beginningsp. 225
The 1660 Declarationp. 234
The 1673 Exemptionp. 238
The Rhode Island Testimonyp. 242
The Taste of the World in Our Own Mouths: Problems of Historical Interpretationp. 245
Notesp. 255
Bibliographyp. 309
Indexp. 341
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