The Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers; A Key, Opening the Way to Every Capacity How to Distinguish the Religion Professed by the People Called Quakers, from the Perversions and Misrepresentations of Their Adversaries. With a Brief Exhortation to All Sorts of People to Examine Their Ways and Their Hearts, and Turn Speedily to the Lord.

By: Penn, William

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Rear board almost completely detached from binding, front hinge starting, leather rubbed, boards slightly bowed, light stain along top edge, pencil name on front endpaper. 1865 Full-Leather. 86; 40 pp. Works by William Penn on the Quakers. The Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers; A Key, Opening the Way to Every Capacity How to Distinguish the Religion Professed by the People Called Quakers, from the Perversions and Misrepresentations of Their Adversaries. With a Brief Exhortation to All Sorts of People to Examine Their Ways and Their Hearts, and Turn Speedily to the Lord. ABOUT WILLIAM PENN: William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was the son of Sir William Penn, and was an English nobleman, writer, early Quaker, and founder of the English North American colony the Province of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Native Americans. Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed. In 1681, King Charles II handed over a large piece of his American land holdings to Penn to pay the debts, the king owed to Penn's father. This land included present-day Pennsylvania and Delaware. Penn immediately set sail and took his first step on American soil in New Castle (now in Delaware) in 1682 after his trans-Atlantic journey.[1] On this occasion, the colonists pledged allegiance to Penn as their new proprietor, and the first general assembly was held in the colony. Afterward, Penn journeyed up the Delaware River and founded Philadelphia. However, Penn's Quaker government was not viewed favorably by the Dutch, Swedish, and English settlers in what is now Delaware. They had no historical allegiance to Pennsylvania, so they almost immediately began petitioning for their own assembly. In 1704 they achieved their goal when the three southernmost counties of Pennsylvania were permitted to split off and become the new semi-autonomous colony of Lower Delaware. As the most prominent, prosperous and influential city in the new colony, New Castle became the capital. As one of the earlier supporters of colonial unification, Penn wrote and urged for a union of all the English colonies in what was to become the United States of America. The democratic principles that he set forth in the Pennsylvania Frame of Government served as an inspiration for the United States Constitution. As a pacifist Quaker, Penn considered the problems of war and peace deeply. He developed a forward-looking project for a United States of Europe through the creation of a European Assembly made of deputies who could discuss and adjudicate controversies peacefully. He is therefore considered the very first thinker to suggest the creation of a European Parliament.[2] A man of deep religious convictions, Penn wrote numerous works in which he exhorted believers to adhere to the spirit of Primitive Christianity.[3] He was imprisoned several times in the Tower of London due to his faith, and his book No Cross, No Crown (1669), which he wrote while in prison, has become a Christian classic.[4]

Title: The Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers; A Key, Opening the Way to Every Capacity How to Distinguish the Religion Professed by the People Called Quakers, from the Perversions and Misrepresentations of Their Adversaries. With a Brief Exhortation to All Sorts of People to Examine Their Ways and Their Hearts, and Turn Speedily to the Lord.

Author: Penn, William

Categories: Christian, Americana,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: .: 1865

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Fair

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Keywords: WILLIAM PENN AMERICANA QUAKERS RELIGION RELIGIOUS CHRISTIAN CHRISTIANTIY,