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"Apologie de la Vraie Theologie Christienne"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-009

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the four volumes of Robert Barclay's "Apology," translated into French by Georges Liens. The Apology summarized the early Quaker theological concerns of the beliefs of Friends as Barclay heard them preached by Fox and other influential Friends.


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Biographical note

Robert Barclay (1648-1690) was born in 1648 in Gordonstown, Scotland, the son of Colonel David Barclay of Ury, and Katherine Gourdon. He was educated at Scots College, Paris and returned to Scotland in 1664. Barclay joined the Society of Friends in 1666. He married Christian Molleson in 1669, and the couple had seven children. In 1672, he was imprisoned at Montrosa, and was again imprisoned in 1676, this time in Talbooth prison, Aberdeen. Barclay's "Apology for the True Christian Divinity" was first published in Latin in 1676 and in English in 1678. In 1677, he went to Holland with George Keith, George Fox, and William Penn. Robert Barclay died after catching a fever, in 1690 at his home in Ury.


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Related Materials

  • MC 850 Portraits and Miscellaneous Photographs
  • MC 909 Barclay letters

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.
"Apologie de la Vraie Theologie Christienne," undated
Kara Flynn
September 2015
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