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The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725$
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Adrian Davies

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198208204

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.001.0001

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Levelling Quakers?

Levelling Quakers?

(p.64) 4 Levelling Quakers?
The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725


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This chapter discusses evidence on how the Quaker creed was a levelling one. These include the dismissal of social conventions and the supposition that Quakers disapproved of the ownership of property or the payment of rents. Moreover, some former Levellers joined the sect.

Keywords:   Quaker creed, social conventions, rents, ownership, Levellers, levelling

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