- Articles and Publications
Recent studies of the early years of Quakerism in Britain include Stephen A. Timmons, “From Persecution to Toleration in the West Country, 1672–1692,” The Historian 68.3 (Fall 2006), 461–488; Sünne Juterczenka, “Crossing Borders and Negotiating Boundaries: The Seventeenth-Century European Missions and Persecution,” Quaker Studies 12.1 (September 2007), 39–53; and Justine Williams, “Dispute and Print in Cambridge, 1659,” The Journal of the Friends Historical Society 61.2 (2007), 124–135.
A number of articles examine the theology of early Quakerism, including Martha Paxson Grundy, “Learning to be Quaker: Spiritual Formation and Religious Education among Early Friends,” Quaker Studies 11.2 (March 2007), 151 -165; Hilary Hinds and Alison Findlay “The Journal of George Fox: A Technology of Presence,” Quaker Studies 12.1 (September 2007), 89–106; Stephen W. Angell, “Early Friends’ Views of the Sacraments,” Quaker Religious Thought, 109 (December 2007), 8–16; Timothy W. Seid, “The New and Eternal Covenant,” Quaker Religious Thought 109 (December 2007) 16–29; and Bernadette Smith, “The Testimony of Martha Simmonds, Quaker,” Quaker Studies 12.1 (September 2007), 26–38.
Richard Allen, “Turning Hearts to Break Off the Yoke of Oppression’: The Travels and Sufferings of Christopher Meidel c.1659–c.1715,” Quaker Studies 12.1 (September 2007), 54–72, concerns a Norwegian Quaker who was imprisoned in both England and the Continent in the early 1700s.
Two articles focus on William Penn: Michael Graves, “Travelers Here in this Vale of Tears: William Penn Preaches a Funeral Sermon,” Quaker Studies 12.1 (September 2007), 7–25, examines Penn as a public speaker though a 1688 sermon on the death of Rebecca Travers (1609–1688); and James Robertson, “William Penn, the Oglethorpes and an Election in Haslemere: A New Letter,” The Journal of the Friends Historical Society 61.2 (2007), 136–143.
The long history of the Muggletonians, who sometimes clashed with the Quakers in the seventeenth century, is covered in a monograph by William M. Lamont, Last Witnesses: The Muggletonian History 1652–1979, Aldershot, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, c2006.
A major contribution to British Quaker studies is Edward H. Milligan’s Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775–1920, York [England]: Sessions Book Trust, 2007, with 2800 individual biographies with detailed indexes and appendices on Quaker practices and procedures. Melanie [End Page 58] Barber, “Tales of the Unexpected: Glimpses of Friends in the Archives of Lambeth Palace Library,” The Journal of the Friends Historical Society 61.2 (2007), 87–123, uncovers sources of Quaker history in the principal research library of the Church of England ranging from eighteenth century visitation reports to twentieth century collaborations on peace. Edwina Newman, “‘Children of Light and Sons of Darkness’: Quakers, Oaths and the Old Bailey Proceedings in the Eighteenth Century,” Quaker Studies 12.1 (September 2007), 73–88, uses court records to document Quakers and attitudes toward Quakerism. Deutsche Quäk-erschriften des 18. Jahrhunderts, edited with an introduction by Claus Bernet, Hildesheim; Zürich; New York, NY: Olms, 2007, contains facsimile reproductions of early Quaker writings by Joseph Gurney Bevan, Ludwig Seebohm, Benjamin Holme, Robert Barclay, Mary Brook, William Penn, and Heinrich Meyer. Edwina Newman, “Some Quaker Attitudes to the Printed Word in the Nineteenth Century,” Quaker Studies 11.2 (March 2007), 180–191, examines the library of an English meeting in Worcestershire. The Diary of Joshua Whiting (1820–1909) of Hitchin, Hertfordshire from 1861 to 1873: Citizen, Countryman and Quaker, compiled by Sarah Graham, York [England]: William Sessions Ltd., 2006, documents the life of a Quaker clerk and amateur beekeeper.
The case of American Quaker martyrs is the subject of Jon Pahl, “Founding an Empire of Sacrifice: Innocent Domination and the Quaker Martyrs of Boston, 1659–1661,” 97–113 in Belief and Bloodshed: Religion and Violence Across Time and Tradition, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007. John Rogers and the Rogerenes of New London, Connecticut, a group with affinities to Quakerism, is the subject of Susan Chongmi Kim, Mr. Rogers’s Neighborhood: Religious Dissent in New London, 1674–1721, Thesis (Ph. D.)—University of California Los Angeles, 2006.
Sharon Braslaw Sundue, “Confining the Poor to Ignorance? Eighteenth-Century American Experiments...