Witness, Warning, and Prophecy

Witness, Warning, and Prophecy

Quaker Women's Writing, 1655-1700

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Teresa Feroli, Margaret Olofson Thickstun
The Other Voices in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series, Vol 60
  • Tempe, AZ: 
    Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies
    , October
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Review coming soon!

Review by Phyllis Mack forthcoming.


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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