I am in search of individuals for an edited volume on Radical Religions in Pennsylvania. I am seeking contributors who would be willing to write succinct and insightful essays on the historical and theological significance of radical religion in Pennsylvania. By "radical religion" I mean new or iconoclastic religious movements, religions with radical theological views, and groups with historic roots in the radical reformation.
If you are interested please identify a topic and include your vitae and any experience you have with the group or event you are proposing. Later more direct proposals will be solicited. I am hoping that a publisher will be more interested once names are attached to the project.
Possible topics include:
In Eastern Pennsylvania: Esoteric Freemasonry in Philadelphia, Quakers, Sweedenborgianism, Schwenkfelders, Moravians, the "Cult House," Madame Blavatsky in Pennsylvania.
In Central Pennsylvania: Mennonites, Amish, Dunkers, Ephrata Cloister, Mercersberg Controversy, Adventists of Celestia, Ordination of Myra Kingsbury in Sheshequin, Otterbein and the Brethren. (Anabaptist groups could be combined into a single chapter.)
In Western Pennsylvania: Reform Judaism, Radical Catholicism in St. Marys, Bickertonite Mormonism, Harmonists in Old Economy Village, Liberalism in Meadville
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