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Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:00 PM7:30 PM
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? Adrian Chastain Weimer PhD, associate professor of history at Providence College, discusses the effect of the Quakers on Puritan civil order.