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Margaret Fell, Letters, and the Making of Quakerism

1st Edition

By Marjon Ames

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196 pages

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Intensely persecuted during the English Interregnum, early Quakers left a detailed record of the suffering they endured for their faith. Margaret Fell, Letters, and the Making of Quakerism is the first book to connect the suffering experience with the communication network that drew the faithful together to create a new religious community. This study explores the ways in which early Quaker leaders, particularly Margaret Fell, helped shape a stable organization that allowed for the transition from movement to church to occur. Fell’s role was essential to this process because she developed and maintained the epistolary exchange that was the basis of the early religious community. Her efforts allowed for others to travel and spread the faith while she served as nucleus of the community’s communication network by determining how and where to share news. Memory of the early years of Quakerism were based on the letters Fell preserved. Marjon Ames analyzes not only how Fell’s efforts shaped the inchoate faith, but also how subsequent generations memorialized their founding members.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Becoming Quaker

Chapter 1: The Making of Quakerism

Chapter 2: The Quaker Letter Network

Chapter 3: Margaret Fell Re-Examined

Chapter 4: Apostolic Epistolary Influences

Chapter 5: Suffering, Prison, and the Law in the Quaker Tradition

Chapter 6: The Afterlife of the Movement

Conclusion

Bibliography

About the Author

Marjon Ames teaches at Appalachian State University, USA.

About the Series

Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

This series provides a forum for studies that consider the material forms of texts as part of an investigation into early modern English culture. The editors invite proposals of a multi- or interdisciplinary nature, and particularly welcome proposals that combine archival research with an attention to the theoretical models that might illuminate the reading, writing, and making of texts, as well as projects that take innovative approaches to the study of material texts, both in terms the kinds of primary materials under investigation, and in terms of methodologies. What are the questions that have yet to be asked about writing in its various possible embodied forms? Are there varieties of materiality that are critically neglected? How does form mediate and negotiate content? In what ways do the physical features of texts inform how they are read, interpreted and situated? Consideration will be given to both monographs and collections of essays. The range of topics covered in this series includes, but is not limited to:

-History of the book, publishing, the book trade, printing, typography (layout, type, typeface, blank/white space, paratextual apparatus)

-Technologies of the written word: ink, paper, watermarks, pens, presses

-Surprising or neglected material forms of writing

-Print culture

-Bookbinding

-Manuscript studies

-Social space, context, location of writing

-Social signs, cues, codes imbued within the material forms of texts

-Ownership and the social practices of reading: marginalia, libraries, environments of reading and reception

-Codicology, palaeography and critical bibliography

-Production, transmission, distribution and circulation

-Archiving and the archaeology of knowledge

-Orality and oral culture

-The material text as object or thing

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS037020
HISTORY / Renaissance
HIS058000
HISTORY / Women
LIT025010
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Historical Events
LIT025040
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Religion
LIT025050
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women