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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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The Brotherhood

The Brotherhood

Chapter:
(p.82) 6 The Brotherhood
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The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725
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ADRIAN DAVIES

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.003.0007

This chapter describes the sect as a brotherhood and thus functions as a surrogate family. Friends helped each other by visiting the sick and assisting at confinement or at times of bereavement. The movement also developed contacts between members which cut across normal kin and neighbourly relations. These developments occurred independently of the direction of the local meeting.

Keywords:   brotherhood, sect, Friends, neighbourly relations, kin relation

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