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Published: 28 July 2016

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780190271190

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Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration

The Political Thought of William Penn

Andrew R. Murphy

  • First full-length treatment of William Penn's political thought in nearly 50 years
  • Provides an original and in-depth exploration of a significant, if often overlooked, figure who influenced political events on both sides of the Atlantic, in England and America
  • Focuses on the crucial role of William Penn as controversialist, Quaker spokesman, colonizer, theorist, and activist for toleration
  • Offers a new understanding of political theory as a form of political action