Quaker Constitutionalism and the Political Thought of John Dickinson

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In the late-seventeenth century, Quakers originated a unique strain of constitutionalism, based on their theology and ecclesiology, which emphasized constitutional perpetuity and radical change through popular peaceful protest. While Whigs could imagine no other means of drastic constitutional reform except revolution, Quakers denied this as a legitimate option to governmental abuse of authority and advocated instead civil disobedience. This theory of a perpetual yet amendable constitution and its concomitant idea of ...

Quaker Constitutionalism and the Political Thought of John Dickinson 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107404359

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Quaker Constitutionalism and the Political Thought of John Dickinson 2008, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521884365

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