The Beginnings of Quakerism

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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
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Quakerism part of a much larger religious movementxxv
Little conscious imitation of others, but much subconscious assimilation of ideasxxv
The creative leaders of religious movements usually highly suggestiblexxvii
Commonwealth period rich in persons of this typexxvii
Psychical traits prominent in George Foxxxviii
Instances givenxxix
Summing-up of his characterxxxi
Preparation of those who received his messagexxxiii
Type of religion created by Quakerismxxxiv
Its mystical characteristicsxxxiv
Its prophetical characteristicsxxxviii
Its moral and social featuresxlii
CHAPTER I
THE PURITAN REVOLUTION
Quotation from John Richard Green 1
Success of Puritan revolution in securing dominance of Parliament, but failure in securing dominance of Calvinism1
Puritans under Queen Elizabeth2
Thomas Cartwright's advocacy of Presbyterianism4
Establishment in 1583 of Ecclesiastical Commission4
Beginnings of Anabaptism and Independency5
Repression of Nonconformists and Separatists by James I.6
Close relation between the Puritan and Parliamentary movements6
Presbyterianism accepted in Solemn League and Covenant of 16438
Cromwell's mistrust of a rigid Presbyterian system8
Rapid growth of Independency9
Its allowance of a qualified religious liberty10
Proposals of the army in this sense10
Religious liberty existed de facto, 1643-164911
Growth of Baptists, General and Particular12

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