Early Quakers and the Kingdom of God
Examines the early Quakers in Britain during the middle years of the seventeenth century as nonviolent, spiritual revolutionaries. Theirs was a time of intellectual ferment and sociopolitical, economic, and ecclesiastical upheaval, not to mention three devastating civil wars. This study breaks new ground in British theology and ecclesiastical history by investigating the early Quakers' vision of, and intimate relationship with, the Kingdom of God. Like Jesus of Nazareth, they were particularly devoted to the Kingdom, contrasting it to that of the Puritans, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics.