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Society of Friends in Ohio Collection
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Collection of papers relating to the Society of Friends in Ohio (Orthodox).
Quakers, also called Friends, belong to a historically Christian denomination known formally as the Religious Society of Friends or Friends Church. In the early 1800s, Elias Hicks, a traveling Quaker minister from New York, began to break with traditional Quaker beliefs, and his religious views were claimed to be universalist and to contradict Quakers' historical orthodox Christian beliefs and practices. Hicks' Gospel preaching and teaching precipitated the Great Separation of 1827, which resulted in a parallel system of Yearly Meetings in America, joined by Friends from Philadelphia, New York, Ohio, Indiana, and Baltimore. They were referred to by opponents as Hicksites and sometimes as Orthodox.
1.50 Linear Feet (1 envelope and 1 bound volume)
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