Rosemary Moore

Rosemary Moore read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford University followed by a degree in Theology at Kings College London. After some twenty-five years of teaching and raising a family, she took early retirement in 1985 and presently returned to academic studies, which led in 1993 to a University of  Birmingham Ph. D., ‘The Faith of the First Quakers’.  She has been involved with the CRQS since its inception.

Quaker booklists

In connection with the writing of Light in Their Consciences, Rosemary compiled annotated lists of Quaker and anti-Quaker books 1650-1666. These are available online and from Woodbrooke. There is an uncorrected hard copy of the books 1650-1659 in Woodbrooke library. Similar lists to 1685 were compiled in connection with The Quakers 1656-1723. These are not ready for publication but can be obtained from Rosemary.

Research Interests:

Seventeenth-century Quaker history and theology.

Publications include:

The Light in Their Consciences: Early Quakers in Britain 1646-1666. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000, second edition forthcoming 2020.

New edition of The History of the Life of Thomas Ellwood, Written by Himself. Originally published in 1714. Walnut Creek: Altamira, (International Sacred Literature Trust), 2004.

(With R. Melvin Keiser) Knowing the Mystery of Life Within: Selected Writings of Isaac Penington in their Historical and Theological Context. London: Quaker Books, 2005.

Co-operating editor, Protestant Nonconformist Texts Volume 1, ed. R. Tudur Jones. Aldershot: Ashcroft 2007.

(With Richard  C. Allen and others) The Quakers 1656-1723: The Evolution of an Alternative Community. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018.

In addition, she has published a number of articles and book chapters on Quaker history.

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