Quaker Studies

‘Upon the Quakers and the Quietists’: Quietism, Power and Authority in Late Seventeenth-Century France, and its Relation to Quaker History and Theology

Quaker Studies (2010), 14, (2), 212–223.

Abstract

This article poses a number of questions around its subject matter, from which I develop some explanatory frameworks and further conceptualizations of Quietism. It addresses, primarily, the questions: What is Quietism? What were the issues of power and authority leading to the infamous Quietist Controversy in late seventeenth-century France? And subsequently, what is the nature of Quietism’s connection to the Quaker theological tradition?

‘Upon the Quakers and the Quietists’: Quietism, Power and Authority in Late Seventeenth-Century France, and its Relation to Quaker History and Theology

Abstract

This article poses a number of questions around its subject matter, from which I develop some explanatory frameworks and further conceptualizations of Quietism. It addresses, primarily, the questions: What is Quietism? What were the issues of power and authority leading to the infamous Quietist Controversy in late seventeenth-century France? And subsequently, what is the nature of Quietism’s connection to the Quaker theological tradition?


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Pryce, Elaine