New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Elizabeth Hooten's Journeys: Quakers and Toleration in Mass Bay


Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:00pm


6 Chestnut St
Boston , MA


"Quakers and Toleration in Mass Bay" will be presented by Adrian Chastain Weimer, scholar and author of Martyrs’ Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England (2011).  

In the 17th-century, reconciling civil order and religious zeal was a daunting task. Quaker interventions, transatlantic pressures and official responses shaped the politics of toleration in Massachusetts Bay. Though frameworks for broad-based religious liberty were beginning to circulate, few people in this era were willing to subordinate their religious beliefs to ideas of human rationality. Religious tolerance in the Puritan world was shaped by official response, transatlantic pressures, and Quaker interventions. How did these religious dissenters build a strong and lasting civil order?

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New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

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