A Social History of Quakers in Scotland, 1800-2000 (Hardback)
  • A Social History of Quakers in Scotland, 1800-2000 (Hardback)

A Social History of Quakers in Scotland, 1800-2000 (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 01/03/2007
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This study shows the change in the Society of Friends (Quakers) in Scotland from the beginning of the nineteenth century, when it was in a perilous state and appeared unlikely to survive, to the end of the twentieth, by which time its membership was steadily increasing - in marked contrast to many other denominations. By analysis of primary sources, including minutes of Meetings, birth, marriage and death records, and contemporary journals, the demographics of Society membership are charted over the two centuries under consideration. While demonstrating that Scottish Quakerism was rescued from oblivion largely by the efforts of immigrants from England during the nineteenth century, the book also provides an analysis of the views and attitudes of contemporary Scottish Quakers which demonstrate the continuing appeal of an 'active and united body.'

Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780773454521

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