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Witness, Warning, and Prophecy: Quaker Women's Writing, 1655-1700
edited by Teresa Feroli and Margaret Olofson Thickstun
Iter Press, 2018
Paper: 978-0-86698-584-0 | eISBN: 978-0-86698-740-0
Library of Congress Classification PR120.Q34W58 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 820.992870882896

The forty texts collected in this volume offer a small but representative sample of Quaker women’s tremendous literary output between 1655 and 1700. They include examples of key Quaker literary genres — proclamations, directives, warnings, sufferings, testimonies, polemic, pleas for toleration — and showcase a range of literary styles and voices, from eloquent poetry to legal analyses of English canon and civil law. In their varied responses to the core Quaker belief in the indwelling Spirit, these women left a rich literary legacy of an early countercultural movement.

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