Daughters of Light: Quaker Women Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775

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UNC Press Books, Sep 1, 2000 - Religion - 399 pages
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More than a thousand Quaker female ministers were active in the Anglo-American world before the Revolutionary War, when the Society of Friends constituted the colonies' third-largest religious group. Some of these women circulated throughout British North
 

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DAUGHTERS OF LIGHT: Quaker Women Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775

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Wonderfully researched and written history of 18th-century Quaker women preachers. Because Quakers held to a doctrine of Christ's "Inward Light," which dwelt in all people, women as well as men, were ... Read full review

Daughters of light: Quaker women preaching and prophesying in the colonies and abroad, 1700-1775

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With grace and insight in this debut work, historian Larson brings to light a story too long left in the shadows of Colonial American and religious history. Following Quaker women ministers in their ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Beginnings
14
Chosen Instruments Identifying the Women Ministers
43
Love YT That Many Waters Cannot Quench Women Ministers Travelling
88
Dutiful Wives Tender Mothers The Family Roles of The Women Ministers
133
In the Service of Truth Impact of Women Ministers Travels on the Transatlantic Quaker Community
172
From Witches to Celebrated Preachers the NonQuaker Response to the Women Ministers
232
AFTERWORD
296
Individual Descriptions of the Transatlantic Ministers
305
Partial List of Colonial American Quaker Women Ministers Active 17001775
320
The Number of Deaths of Quaker Ministers in London Yearly Meeting
334
Abbreviations
335
Notes
337
Acknowledgments
381
Index
383
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Rebecca Larson is a historian who lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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