"The Theology of Early Friends with Special Reference to that of Isaac Penington"
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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Isaac Penington (1616-1679) was an early member 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 six children: John (1655-1710), Mary (1657-1726), Isaac (1660-1670), Rachel (1662-1713), William (1665-1703), and 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.
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.
"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.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Kara Flynn
- Finding Aid Date
- October, 2015
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).