Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Going nowhere

Electronic data

  • Going_Nowhere[1]

    Rights statement: © Liverpool University Press 2015

    Accepted author manuscript, 183 KB, PDF document

    Available under license: CC BY: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Links

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Going nowhere: the stranger and pilgrim in the Journal of George Fox

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

Published

Standard

Going nowhere : the stranger and pilgrim in the Journal of George Fox. / Hinds, Hilary.

In: Quaker Studies, Vol. 20, No. 1, 12.2015, p. 84-102.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Hinds, Hilary. / Going nowhere : the stranger and pilgrim in the Journal of George Fox. In: Quaker Studies. 2015 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 84-102.

Bibtex

@article{99083eba711249ce91b2abea1fb15696,
title = "Going nowhere: the stranger and pilgrim in the Journal of George Fox",
abstract = "This article examines the rhetoric and poetics of movement and stillness in early Quaker culture. George Fox urged Friends to {\textquoteleft}stand still{\textquoteright}, and stillness was valued as the godly heart of the meeting for worship. Nonetheless, the lives of Fox and other early Public Friends were insistently peripatetic, and Fox{\textquoteright}s Journal is largely structured around accounts of his travels. How, then, might we understand the place of the journey and the rhetoric of movement in early Quaker practice and culture? By means of a close analysis of the figure of the stranger in Fox{\textquoteright}s Journal and a comparative reading of this text in relation to seventeenth-century pilgrimage literature, the article argues that the early Quakerism{\textquoteright}s conception of the inward light as a unifying force reframed the meanings of travel in a way that informed both the practice and the writings of early Friends.",
keywords = "George Fox, Journal, stranger, pilgrimage, journeys, movement, stasis, rhetoric, potential space",
author = "Hilary Hinds",
note = "{\textcopyright} Liverpool University Press 2015",
year = "2015",
month = dec,
doi = "10.3828/quaker.20.1.84",
language = "English",
volume = "20",
pages = "84--102",
journal = "Quaker Studies",
issn = "1363-013X",
publisher = "Liverpool University Press",
number = "1",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Going nowhere

T2 - the stranger and pilgrim in the Journal of George Fox

AU - Hinds, Hilary

N1 - © Liverpool University Press 2015

PY - 2015/12

Y1 - 2015/12

N2 - This article examines the rhetoric and poetics of movement and stillness in early Quaker culture. George Fox urged Friends to ‘stand still’, and stillness was valued as the godly heart of the meeting for worship. Nonetheless, the lives of Fox and other early Public Friends were insistently peripatetic, and Fox’s Journal is largely structured around accounts of his travels. How, then, might we understand the place of the journey and the rhetoric of movement in early Quaker practice and culture? By means of a close analysis of the figure of the stranger in Fox’s Journal and a comparative reading of this text in relation to seventeenth-century pilgrimage literature, the article argues that the early Quakerism’s conception of the inward light as a unifying force reframed the meanings of travel in a way that informed both the practice and the writings of early Friends.

AB - This article examines the rhetoric and poetics of movement and stillness in early Quaker culture. George Fox urged Friends to ‘stand still’, and stillness was valued as the godly heart of the meeting for worship. Nonetheless, the lives of Fox and other early Public Friends were insistently peripatetic, and Fox’s Journal is largely structured around accounts of his travels. How, then, might we understand the place of the journey and the rhetoric of movement in early Quaker practice and culture? By means of a close analysis of the figure of the stranger in Fox’s Journal and a comparative reading of this text in relation to seventeenth-century pilgrimage literature, the article argues that the early Quakerism’s conception of the inward light as a unifying force reframed the meanings of travel in a way that informed both the practice and the writings of early Friends.

KW - George Fox

KW - Journal

KW - stranger

KW - pilgrimage

KW - journeys

KW - movement

KW - stasis

KW - rhetoric

KW - potential space

U2 - 10.3828/quaker.20.1.84

DO - 10.3828/quaker.20.1.84

M3 - Journal article

VL - 20

SP - 84

EP - 102

JO - Quaker Studies

JF - Quaker Studies

SN - 1363-013X

IS - 1

ER -