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"The Theology of Early Friends with Special Reference to that of Isaac Penington"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-049

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of Robert Ion's undergraduate thesis at Oxford University, entitled "The Theology of Early Friends with Special Reference to that of Isaac Penington." The thesis includes a history of Quaker theology, a summary of Isaac Penington's life, and a brief biography of Robert Barclay and William Penn.

Dates

  • 1947

Creator

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Isaac Penington (1616-1679) was an early members of the Religious Society of Friends. Penington was the oldest child of Isaac Penington, a Puritan who had served as the Lord Mayor of London, and Abigail Allen. He married a widow named Mary Springett in 1654, and the couple had five children: John (1655-1710), Mary (1657-1726), Isaac (1660-1670), Rachel (1662-1713), William (1665-1703), Edward (1667-1711). Penington and his wife joined the Society of Friends in 1657 or 1658. Penington was an influential promoter of Quakerism and published multiple books about the Society. He died in October of 1679.

Extent

0.06 Linear Feet

Language

English

Acquisition

"The Theology of Early Friends with Special Reference to that of Isaac Penington" was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1947 by Robert Ion.

Related materials

  • MC 975.07.076 "An Abstract from the Life of Mary Pennington, formerly Springett"
  • MC 1162 Lewis Benson papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October 2015.

Creator

Title
"The Theology of Early Friends with Special Reference to that of Isaac Penington," 1947
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
October 2015
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