Sunday, September 30, 2012

Quakers, Puritans and the Bible

"Very many of the early Quakers, as is evident from their writings, were deeply versed in the inspired volumes [of the Bible] and most highly prized it; though they rebelled against the legal statute-book light in which it was held by the Puritans, and not very infrequently used by them whilst in power as a shield for cruelty and intolerance." - John Stephenson Rowntree, 1859 (Quakerism Past and Present)


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