Philadelphian Society

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death Jane Lead
Richard Roach became the leader of the Philadelphian Society after her death. As time went by and women's equal participation in such movements became less usual, Roach laid increasing emphasis on gender equality.
McDowell, Paula. The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace, 1678-1730. Clarendon, 1998.
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Intertextuality and Influence Anne Conway
AC 's work was of particular interest to the Philadelphian Society associated with Jane Lead . It is now believed to have influenced Leibnitz (who owned and annotated a copy of her treatise), and through...
Literary responses Mary Astell
Theosophical Transactions, the journal of Jane Lead 's Philadelphian Society , warmly praised MA 's work and published extracts from it. Damaris Masham , however (who was herself guessed by some to be the...
Literary responses Jane Lead
The Tatler ridiculed JL 's Philadelphian Society and its mixed-sex membership in number 257, which targets the sects in general.
Sperle, Joanne Magnani. God’s Healing Angel: A Biography of Jane Lead. Kent State University, 1985.
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Occupation Jane Lead
JL 's Philadelphian Society , finding that publication was making them known, embarked on a programme of deliberate expansion and publicising.
McDowell, Paula. The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace, 1678-1730. Clarendon, 1998.
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Occupation Jane Lead
JL now became the spiritual leader of an illegal nonconformist sect.
McDowell, Paula. The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace, 1678-1730. Clarendon, 1998.
171
The rest of her life was rendered comfortable by her followers. She began to hold at her house informal meetings of a group...
Publishing Jane Lead
The first five numbers appeared of Theosophical Transactions, the Philadelphian Society 's journal: not a work of JL 's but a journal intimately connected with her writings.
McDowell, Paula. The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace, 1678-1730. Clarendon, 1998.
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Sperle, Joanne Magnani. God’s Healing Angel: A Biography of Jane Lead. Kent State University, 1985.
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Reception Jane Lead
Richard Roach 's verse preface to the first volume called JL a divine heroine or celestial Amazon.
McDowell, Paula. The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace, 1678-1730. Clarendon, 1998.
198
This was the most widely read and debated of all her works, often discussed in the pages...
Textual Features Jane Lead
She said she wrote for all Ranks, Orders, and Degrees of Persons, from the highest to the lowest.
Lead, Jane. A Fountain of Gardens. Printed and are to be sold by the book-sellers of London and Westminster, 1701.
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Her language is direct, but visually and imaginatively vivid, marked with the rhythms of...
Textual Production Jane Lead
Published by the Philadelphian Society and financed by an unnamed donor, it appeared in three volumes (the second following the same year, the last in two parts, published in 1700 and 1701), all sharing the...
Textual Production Jane Lead
The Philadelphian Society valued women's spiritual experience and visions very highly. Its publications included that of JL 's diary, as A Fountain of Gardens.
Textual Production Jane Lead
JL 's three volumes of her Message to the Philadelphian Society were published.
Sperle, Joanne Magnani. God’s Healing Angel: A Biography of Jane Lead. Kent State University, 1985.
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Timeline

Probably February or March 1701
Sectarian religious writer Mary Pennyman having died on 14 January,
Pennyman, Mary. Some of the Letters and Papers. Pennyman, JohnEditor , 1701.
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her husband, John Pennyman , published Some of the Letters and Papers which were written by Mrs. Mary Pennyman, relating to An Holy and...