Quakers In Conflict, The Hicksite Reformation
BY LARRY INGLE
The Hicksite reformation, the single most influential development in American Quaker history, receives its definitive interpretation in this book. Larry Ingle traces the schisms of 1827 and 1828, showing that the conflict was not only over matters of doctrine; it was also a struggle for power within the Society of Friends. Ingle's approach to his subject links the Quaker experience to a question that has always been central to Protestantism: Which has greater authority --the testimony of religious experience or the collective weight of the scriptures and church doctrine? Ingle shows how rural Hicksites resisted Evangelicalism and themselves contributed to modern notions of individualism.
P Hill 1998 310 PP. Paper