Quaker Studies

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William Penn's Debts to John Owen and Moses Amyraut on Questions of Truth, Grace, and Religious Toleration


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William Penn studied at Oxford University and at Saumur at a time when two giants in the field of theology and statesmanship among Reformed Protestants, namely, John Owen and Moses Amyraut, were alive. This essay seeks to work toward a comparative and contrastive assessment of the influences of both Amyraut and Owen upon the young Penn and particularly with questions of truth, grace, and responses to religious pluralism in the thought of these three men.