Quaker Roots

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Another piece of good new, nearly four years later - I just discovered that my article on the 1688 Germantown Protest is being reprinted in a textbook on Pennsylvania: check it out here.

As for the original article, it was published in the Spring 2007 issue of Pennsylvania History. I can't link directly to the article here, but if you'd like to read a version, please just shoot me an email.

An update on me: I'm now working on my dissertation, which examines the effect of African slavery on Christianity. I'm focusing on the Quakers (surprise!), the Anglicans and the Moravians in the early modern period (17th-18th century). I'm trying to figure out why the majority of organized religions accepted slavery and created theological reasons for accepting African slavery.

I've started a companion blog to my dissertation, which can be found here - please check it out!

4 Comments:

  • Thanks Katie. Having just read an article about the protest of 1688 in Friends Journal, I found your blog that furthered my knowledge. This is fascinating and informative even to today. I gather that Pastorius was the principle author of the petition and am looking forward to learning more about him. Living here in Delaware, I will plan a trip to Philly and explore more on foot.

    Again, thanks.

    By Blogger Jack, at 10:17 AM  

  • Hi Katie,
    can you email me your dissertation on the petition? i'm mentioning the petition in a book i'm writing, and would like to find out more about it. does your dissertation include the full text of the petition?
    thanks
    robert gunn
    robertgunn@surewest.net

    By Anonymous robert gunn, at 2:33 PM  

  • hi,
    i should have said 'article':
    As for the original article, it was published in the Spring 2007 issue of Pennsylvania History. I can't link directly to the article here, but if you'd like to read a version, please just shoot me an email.
    thanks,
    robert

    By Anonymous robert gunn, at 2:35 PM  

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    The prevailing thought of many is that since the Bible was not canonized until sometime between 300 and 400 A.D. that the church of Christ did not have New Covenant Scriptures as their guide for faith and practice. That is simply factually incorrect.

    The Lord's church of the first 400 years did not rely on the man-made traditions of men for New Testament guidance.

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    The terms for pardon were repeated by the apostle Peter 33 A.D. on the Day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:22-42) The teachings of the apostles were Scripture. The words of the apostles were Scripture before they were canonized.

    The apostle Peter said the apostle Paul's words were Scripture. (2 Peter 3:15-16...just as also our beloved brother Paul , according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand,which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures...

    The apostle Paul's letters and words were Scriptures when he wrote and spoke them. Paul did not have to wait for canonization to authorize his doctrine.

    John 14:25-26 'These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to you remembrance all that I said to you.

    The words and writings of the apostles were Scripture and they did not have to wait for canonization to be deemed authoritative. The apostle did not use man-made creed books of the church or man-made oral traditions to teach the gospel of the New Covenant.

    Did the early church have written New testament Scriptures? Yes, and they were shared among the different congregations. (Colossians 4:16 When the letter is read among you, have it read in the church of the Laodiceans and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodica.) Paul's letters were Scripture and they were read in different churches.

    They were New Testament Scriptures long before they were canonized.

    WRITTEN

    Matthew A.D. 70
    Mark A.D. 55
    Luke between A.D. 59 and 63
    John A.D. 85
    Acts A.D. 63
    Romans A.D. 57
    1 Corinthians A.D. 55
    2 Corinthians A.D. 55
    Galatians A.D. 50
    Ephesians A.D. 60
    Philippians A.D. 61
    Colossians A. D. 60
    1 Thessalonians A.D. 51
    2 Thessalonians A.D. 51 or 52
    1 Timothy A.D. 64
    2 Timothy A.D. 66
    Titus A.D. 64
    Philemon A.D. 64
    Hebrews A.D. 70
    James A.D. 50
    1 Peter A.D. 64
    2 Peter A.D. 66
    1 John A.D. 90
    2 John A.d. 90
    3 John A.D. 90
    Jude A.D. 65
    Revelation A.D. 95

    All 27 books of the New Testament were Scripture when they were written. They did not have wait until they were canonized before they became God's word to mankind.

    Jesus told the eleven disciples make disciples and teach them all that He commanded. (Matthew 28:16-19) That was A.D. 33, They were teaching New Covenant Scripture from A.D. 33 forward. The apostles did not wait to preach the gospel until canonization occurred 300 to 400 years later.

    THE WORDS OF JESUS AND THE APOSTLES WERE SCRIPTURE WHEN THEY WERE SPOKEN AND WRITTEN. THEY DID NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR CANONIZATION TO BE THE AUTHORIZED WORD OF GOD.

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    By Blogger Steve Finnell, at 6:07 AM  

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