Elizabeth Bathurst's Soteriology and a List of Corrections in Several Editions of Her Works

Yasuharu Nakano
2008 Quaker Studies  
Elizabeth Bathurst (1655-1685) was one of fe w Quaker systematic theologians in the Restora tion. Her soteriology showed a pattern of traditional Quakerism common to earlier and contemporary Quakers like Fox and Barclay. However, her theology created a different theological atmosphere fr om them, in that she stoutly insisted on the sole authority of the Light and on the infallibility of human beings guided by the Holy Spirit against mainstream Quaker ism after the 1660s. The fi rst part of this
more » ... fi rst part of this paper briefl y introduces the soteriology of Bathurst together with her understanding of human nature. In the second part, many citation errors fr om the Bible in Bathurst's works are examined and compiled as a list of corrections to call editors' and publishers' attention to rough handling of research materials in the fi eld of Quaker studies and publishing.
doi:10.3828/quaker.13.1.89 fatcat:pabqczgbz5gg7obkpcys2z4qpm