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The question has been raised since the inception of the Friends or Quaker movement, "What position do the Friends hold in reference to a basis of authority for their proposed and propounded doctrines?" This basis of authority was first questioned by various religious leaders of the day when George Fox went about preaching against the cold, dead formalism of the churches in England, and remains a matter of some debate today.
Schuler, Peter H., "A Critical and Comparative Analysis of John Calvin's and the Early Friends' Doctrine of the Word of God" (1959). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 378.