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John Brewin's Tracts: the written word, Evangelicalism and the Quaker way in mid-nineteenth century England

Newman, Edwina (2005). John Brewin's Tracts: the written word, Evangelicalism and the Quaker way in mid-nineteenth century England. Quaker Studies, 9(2) pp. 234–248.

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Abstract

This study explores seven volumes of tracts collected between 1827 and 1850 by John Brewin, a Cirencester Quaker. This period was a critical one for the Religious Society of Friends, notably in its relationship with Evangelicalism. The collection allows us to test something of the nature and extent of change at grassroots level, by providing an insight into the range of issues that were of interest to provincial English Quakers, the means by which ideas were disseminated, and how they might have been received by readers. The conclusion is that, while Evangelical influence was clearly growing, Quakers remained deeply attached to processes that kept them at odds with much of the Evangelical movement.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2005 Quaker Studies
ISSN: 1363-013X
Keywords: Quakers; Evangelicalism; religious movements; Society of Friends
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 22478
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2010 09:02
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22478
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