The Reformation of American Quakerism, 1748-1783

The Reformation of American Quakerism, 1748-1783 offers a detailed history of the withdrawal of the Society of Friends from mainstream America between 1748 and the end of the American Revolution. Marietta examines the causes, course, and consequences, social and political, of the Quakers' retreat from prominent positions in civil government.

The Reformation of American Quakerism, 1748-1783

Jack D. Marietta

1984 | 376 pages | Cloth $39.95 | Paper $24.95
American History | Religion
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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Preface

THE SOCIAL REFORMATION
1. The Context of Reform: Quaker Discipline
2. 2. The Beginnings of Reform, 1748-1755
3. 3. Social Reforms: Personal Behavior and Families, 1755-1783
4. The Labors and Faith of the Reformers
5. the Fruits of Reformation: New Testimonies

THE POLITICAL REFORMATION
6. Prologue to Reform, 1739-1755
7. Withdrawal from Government, 1756
8. Perfecting Pacificism, 1756-1758
9. Reformation Stalled, 1763-1765
10. The Exhaustion of Quaker Politics, 1765-1775
11. Beleaguered Quakers, 1775-1782

COSUMMATION
12. Reformation in the Revolution

Abbreviations
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Notes
Index