The Sorrows of the Quaker Jesus

The Sorrows of the Quaker Jesus

by Leo Damrosch, Leopold Damrosch
     
 

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In October 1656 James Nayler, a prominent Quaker leader, rode into Bristol surrounded by followers singing hosannas in deliberate imitation of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. In Leo Damrosch's trenchant reading this incident and the extraordinary outrage it ignited shed new light on Cromwell's England and on religious thought and spirituality in a turbulent period.

Overview

In October 1656 James Nayler, a prominent Quaker leader, rode into Bristol surrounded by followers singing hosannas in deliberate imitation of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. In Leo Damrosch's trenchant reading this incident and the extraordinary outrage it ignited shed new light on Cromwell's England and on religious thought and spirituality in a turbulent period.

Editorial Reviews

Douglas A. Sweeney
...[A]s Damrosch illustrates so vividly in this superbly crafted book, there is a very real (and dangerous) sense in which all power does corrupt....[T]he effort to flesh out God's earthly kingdom in ways that endure and prove reliable may well be worth the risk of a bit too much Christian bureaucracy.
Books & Culture: A Christian Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674821439
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

Leo Damrosch is Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard University.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Newton, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
September 14, 1941
Place of Birth:
Manila, Philippines
Education:
B.A., Yale University, 1963; M.A. Cambridge University, 1966; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1968

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