The Sorrows of the Quaker Jesus
James Nayler and the Puritan Crackdown on the Free SpiritBook - 1996
In October 1656 James Nayler, a prominent Quaker leader - second only to George Fox in the nascent movement - rode into Bristol surrounded by followers singing hosannas in deliberate imitation of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. In Leo Damrosch's trenchant reading this incident and the extraordinary outrage it ignited shed new light on Cromwell's England and on religious thought and spirituality in a turbulent period.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996
Characteristics: p. ; cm