Conflict of Conviction: A Reappraisal of Quaker Involvement in the American Revolution

Conflict of Conviction: A Reappraisal of Quaker Involvement in the American Revolution

by William C. Kashatus
     
 

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Addresses the popular misconception that all Quakers, historically, have been absolutely against war and participation in civil government during a time of war. By examining the personal, theological and moral dilemmas and sacrifices of individual Friends and Quaker groups who, complied with the Revolutionary War effort, this book provides a new understanding of

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Addresses the popular misconception that all Quakers, historically, have been absolutely against war and participation in civil government during a time of war. By examining the personal, theological and moral dilemmas and sacrifices of individual Friends and Quaker groups who, complied with the Revolutionary War effort, this book provides a new understanding of the diversity as well as complexity of the Quaker involvement in the American Revolution. Contents: Thomas Paine & the Ideology of the American Revolution; The Fighting Quaker-Nathanael Greene's Conflict of Conviction; Quakerism, Patriotism & Transformation in the Valley Forge Community, 1684-1778; and The Lamb's War Ethic of the Free Quakers.

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The Southern Friend
Each essay makes a solid...contribution to Quaker studies, and each is worthy of the attention of scholars....

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ISBN-13:
9780819178831
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
08/06/1990
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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