1826 Defense of the Life & Character of Job Scott, a "Quaker" preacher

1826 Defense of the Life & Character of Job Scott, a "Quaker" preacher

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A Letter from a Friend in America, to Luke Howard, of Tottenham, near London, in which the Character of our late Friend, Job Scott, is Vindicated and Defended, And his Doctrines shown to be consistent with Scripture and sound reason. In reply to a letter addressed by Luke Howard to the Author. Np: Np, 1826. First Edition. [374] 

Removed, new stitched acid-free wrapper, ink stamp of a historical society on the first page of text, penciled call numbers on front with a piece of clear tape covering them on the title page. 8 x 5 inches, one leaf corner oversized from improper trimming, 54 pp. plus errata page. Good. Pamphlet.

An anonymous pamphlet published in defense of the recently-deceased American Quaker Job Scott. Luke Howard, a fellow Quaker of London, published a pamphlet critical of Scott, both of his person and of his doctrine. Our author defends Scott against the charges of Luke Howard and in particular defends Scott's book Salvation by Christ.

Job Scott (1751-1793), b. Providence, Rhode Island; d. Ballitore, Ireland.  Scott was possibly the most prominent American preacher of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, in the last quarter of the 18th century.  He traveled extensively, was much respected, and was considered a mystic or extreme pietist in his views and practice.  Scott was orthodox in his views of the deity of Christ and of the inspiration of the Bible.  His unguarded writings caused a controversy among the Friends, especially that in which he described the soul of a Christian to a "mother" and the Seed of the Father (Christ) is sowed in the soul so that Christ is formed within.  Scott himself wrote later that some of his writings gave him apprehension, and that perhaps they were not well thought out.

"Scott was the last major American Quaker to equally represent the dual spiritual threads in Quakerism, those of the inward Light and Scripture, before the 1827 Hicksite-Orthodox split at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting." - wikipedia.