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Author Damrosch, Leopold.
Title The sorrows of the Quaker Jesus : James Nayler and the Puritan crackdown on the free Spirit / Leo Damrosch.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.


LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 NEWBERG:Quaker  BX7795.N3 D35 1996    AVAILABLE
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Descript viii, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-313) and index.
Summary In October 1656 James Nayler, a prominent Quaker leader - second only to George Fox in the nascent movement - 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. Damrosch gives a clear picture of the origins and early development of the Quaker movement, elucidating the intellectual foundations of Quaker theology. A number of central issues come into sharp relief, including gender symbolism and the role of women, belief in miraculous cures, and - particularly in relation to the meaning of the entry into Bristol - "signs of the indwelling spirit." Damrosch's account of the trial and savage punishment of Nayler for blasphemy exposes the politics of the Puritan response, the limits to Cromwellian religious liberalism. The Sorrows of the Quaker Jesus is at once a study of antinomian religious thought, of an exemplary individualist movement that suddenly found itself obliged to impose order, and of the ways in which religious and political ideas become intertwined in a period of crisis. It is also a vivid portrait of a fascinating man.
OCLC # 34411284
ISBN 0674821432 (alk. paper)
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 A Note on Quotations 
 Introduction: Receding Echoes of a Cause Celebre1
1The Quaker Menace15
  Puritans, Seekers, and Quakers15
  Quaking and Solemnity33
  Itinerants and Hireling Priests37
  Forms, Hats, and Pronouns52
  The Apolitical Apocalypse62
2God in Man: Theology and Life69
  Doctrine, Prophecy, Truth69
  Words, Silence, and the Word78
  Christ Within92
  Sin and Perfection97
  The Abolition of Self107
3Nayler's Sign and Its Meanings115
  Leadership and Charisma115
  Turbulent Women and the Erotics of Belief120
  Exeter Jail and the Breach with Fox134
  The Entrance into Bristol146
  What Did It Mean?163
4Trial and Crucifixion177
  The Politics of Toleration and Repression177
  The Committee Report186
  Parallel Languages: The Example of Catholic Penalties192
  Horrid Blasphemy196
  Sentencing213
  Crucifixion222
5Aftermath230
  The Rise of Quakerism and the Reinvention of Nayler230
  Nayler's "Repentance" and His Afterlife248
 Notes275
 Index315
Author Damrosch, Leopold.
Subject Naylor, James, 1617?-1660.
Quakers -- England -- Biography.
Naylor, James, 1617?-1660 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Blasphemy) -- England -- Lancaster.
Puritans -- England -- Discipline -- History -- 17th century.
England -- Church history -- 17th century.
Descript viii, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-313) and index.
Summary In October 1656 James Nayler, a prominent Quaker leader - second only to George Fox in the nascent movement - 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. Damrosch gives a clear picture of the origins and early development of the Quaker movement, elucidating the intellectual foundations of Quaker theology. A number of central issues come into sharp relief, including gender symbolism and the role of women, belief in miraculous cures, and - particularly in relation to the meaning of the entry into Bristol - "signs of the indwelling spirit." Damrosch's account of the trial and savage punishment of Nayler for blasphemy exposes the politics of the Puritan response, the limits to Cromwellian religious liberalism. The Sorrows of the Quaker Jesus is at once a study of antinomian religious thought, of an exemplary individualist movement that suddenly found itself obliged to impose order, and of the ways in which religious and political ideas become intertwined in a period of crisis. It is also a vivid portrait of a fascinating man.
OCLC # 34411284
LCCN 96012530
ISBN 0674821432 (alk. paper)
Subject Naylor, James, 1617?-1660.
Quakers -- England -- Biography.
Naylor, James, 1617?-1660 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Blasphemy) -- England -- Lancaster.
Puritans -- England -- Discipline -- History -- 17th century.
England -- Church history -- 17th century.
Title The sorrows of the Quaker Jesus : James Nayler and the Puritan crackdown on the free Spirit / Leo Damrosch.
Author Damrosch, Leopold.
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 NEWBERG:Quaker  BX7795.N3 D35 1996    AVAILABLE
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 A Note on Quotations 
 Introduction: Receding Echoes of a Cause Celebre1
1The Quaker Menace15
  Puritans, Seekers, and Quakers15
  Quaking and Solemnity33
  Itinerants and Hireling Priests37
  Forms, Hats, and Pronouns52
  The Apolitical Apocalypse62
2God in Man: Theology and Life69
  Doctrine, Prophecy, Truth69
  Words, Silence, and the Word78
  Christ Within92
  Sin and Perfection97
  The Abolition of Self107
3Nayler's Sign and Its Meanings115
  Leadership and Charisma115
  Turbulent Women and the Erotics of Belief120
  Exeter Jail and the Breach with Fox134
  The Entrance into Bristol146
  What Did It Mean?163
4Trial and Crucifixion177
  The Politics of Toleration and Repression177
  The Committee Report186
  Parallel Languages: The Example of Catholic Penalties192
  Horrid Blasphemy196
  Sentencing213
  Crucifixion222
5Aftermath230
  The Rise of Quakerism and the Reinvention of Nayler230
  Nayler's "Repentance" and His Afterlife248
 Notes275
 Index315
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