Online Version of William Rogers 1680 text "The Christian Quaker..."

In 1680 Friend William Rogers published a book documenting why some founding Friends were not of the same conscience as George Fox (and those who followed him) concerning the institutionalization of the gathering of Friends by establishing a specific set of outward forms and practices.

The following links comprise the whole of Rogers' work in the form of a facsimile of the original text. This is not a modernized form of the text. It is a copy I have compiled of the 17th century text rendered into PDF format.

Christian Quaker ... By William Rogers
Written 1680
All links point to PDF files

Title Page Image:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5QXoJ80zh-kNm5JZUlqeEZqVHM

Preface
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5QXoJ80zh-kcGRGSGtUX2ZYLXc

First Part
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5QXoJ80zh-kZFFLb0FCeXVLcDA

Second Part
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5QXoJ80zh-kQlhtaXk5RmxqWVE

Third Part
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5QXoJ80zh-kUWFlMlo3RUpoY3M

Fourth Part
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5QXoJ80zh-kaGNyNkN3czM1aHc

Fifth Part
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5QXoJ80zh-kSU16YmFvc2JXYVU

Postscript
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5QXoJ80zh-kUER6THZ1a0oxblU

Index
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5QXoJ80zh-kNlV6Y2VyUk9EN00

Please let me know if there are any issues with downloading the sections.

I am working on a modernized version of the book along with annotations and cross-references. However, it will not be available any time soon. At least there is an electronic version now available for those who are interested.

Keith F. Saylor
kfsaylor@gmail.com

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Comment by Keith Saylor on 10th mo. 15, 2016 at 2:47pm
Some people have emailed me that they are having trouble downloading from google. I've begun uploading smaller pdfs to dropbox. Currently, the title page, preface, and the first part are availiable. Apologies for the delay in offering an alternative download site.

Here is a link to the pdfs currently available of Rogers primary historical document on Dropbox:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ho3quwhex6rey69/AACYab_6z9mjjBK6x78vyQyK...

For those with questions please feel free to email me at kfsaylor@gmail.com.
Comment by Keith Saylor on 10th mo. 17, 2016 at 6:19pm
All parts of Rogers book are now available on Dropbox. I reduced the resolution of the pages to create smaller file sizes for those who wish faster downloads and reduced data charges.

Dropbox location:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ho3quwhex6rey69/AACYab_6z9mjjBK6x78vyQyK...
Comment by Keith Saylor on 10th mo. 25, 2016 at 12:07pm

Update ---

Four people have asked whether I would compile the parts of Rogers treatise into one file. Below is a link to the full document in one PDF file. This file is ordered in the same fashion as when originally published. There is a postscript after the preface and the errata is after the postscript and before the first part. This is not a mistake ... It is a true rendering of the document as originally published.

Also, the First Part in Dropbox was somehow truncated when it was originally uploaded. I have uploaded a corrected file containing the full text of the First Park. You may re-download the First Part from Dropbox by following the link published in the post above this one. 

Link to Full Text of Rogers "The Christian Quaker ..."

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5QXoJ80zh-kM0N0Y1l0UFo3VUE

P.S. I have closed all commenting on this thread to make updating easier and more contiguous. Please feel free to email me at:

kfsaylor@gmail.com

Keith F. Saylor

Comment by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 5, 2016 at 8:02pm
Update - 11.5.2016

There has been a number of folks interested in studying Rogers' text, however, they report difficulty or frustration over reading the facsimile copy.

It has been part of of William Rogers Project to manually retype the entire manuscript. My intent to re-type was two-fold. 1. To completely immerse myself in the manuscript through the activity of re-typing the document. 2. To transform the manuscript into a research document that is easily searchable and allowing for more precise annotation etc.

The text will be re-typed without editing original spelling, capitalization, syntax, sentence structure, and type-set. The re-typed manuscript will have line numbers inserted into the body of the text to make for easier reference and cross-reference. It is my belief that first re-typing the manuscript should be true to the original. I personally find the use of various type-set helpfully to understanding the meaning and the importance of some words and ideas over that of others.

However, because of the input of others I have now integrated a 3rd reason to re-type Rogers' manuscript. That being to create a copy of the manuscript that in easier to read. I have decided to leave off some the the research I am currently engaged in (relative to William Rogers) to produce the re-typed manuscript earlier than I originally intended.

Here is a link to re-typed draft copy of the Preface of William Rogers "The Christian Quaker ..." for your perusal.

PDF of Re-typed Preface from Facsimile hosted on Dropbox:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wxstsrkuadriztu/draft%20rogers%20preface....


Please feel free to email me your comments and suggestions at
kfsaylor@gmail.com

Keith F. Saylor
Comment by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 24, 2017 at 2:38pm

Update:

Progress of keyboarding The Christian Quaker ... by William Rogers

  • Preface - Complete - Proofed one time.
  • Postscript to Preface - Complete - Proofed one time.
  • First Part - Complete - Not Proofed
  • Second Part - Complete - Not Proofed
  • Third Part - In Progress - 15% percent complete
  • Forth Part 
  • Fifth Part - 
  • Index -

So far I have keyboarded over 800 pages of text. "The Christian Quaker" is a little over 600 pages long.

Note: The current goal is to proofread the keyboarded texts at least three times before publication.

Starting with the Second Part of the Christian Quaker, I converted over to keyboarding the text using Markdown language. This will make it easier for me to publish in multiple formats such as: pdf, Kindle Ebook, IBook, etc. However, this means I will have to back track to bring the previously keyboarded texts into Markdown Language compliance.

I am also in the process of keyboarding various early Quaker documents referenced in the Christian Quaker, like Barclay's "The Anarchy of the Ranters." I am also cross-referencing George Fox, Issac Pennington, and Edward Burrough documents. Currently, there will be at least 10 documents and authors attached to the final publication of the Rogers' work. Each of which will be linked together by various cross-referencing and annotations so that the reader will be easily able to study various related sources in one publication by jumping back and forth through links embedded into the final document. This sort of dynamic and immersive reading makes for a well rounded understanding of all authors involved by sinking into the source itself. 

As always, comments are closed on this post. If you have any questions please email me at kfsaylor@gmail.com

Comment by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 21, 2017 at 4:05pm

PROGRESS UPDATE


I have now finished keyboarding the Third Part of William Rogers The Christian Quaker ... Having keyboarded 404 pages of his Manuscript with another approximately 200 pages to go. Completing the Third Part is a huge milestone for me. It is the largest part of the Manuscript and completing it respesents being well past half way finished as the 4th and 5th parts are only around 100 pages in length each.


During my ongoing research, I have come across two more 17th century Quakers pamphets I will append to the publlished version of Rogers's keyboard text. These pamphets will be published with The Spirit of the Hat which is a letter by an anonymous Quaker in a version published in 1673. I am appending this letter to Rogers's manuscript because it was published almost a decade before The Christian Quaker ... and manifests much of the same issues Rogers bring forth. I will also add William Penn's response to The Spirit of the Hat entitled The Spirit of Alexander the Copper-Smirth Justly Rebuk'd: or an Answer to a Late Pamphlet Intituled, The Spirit of the HAT, or the Government of the Quakers. In which the Confederacy is Broken, and the Devil's Champions Defeated (Published in 1673). To which then will be apphended a pamphlet in defense of The Spirit of the Hat and a specifc response to William Penn's pamphlet. This resonse to William Penn, is entitled: Tyranny and Hypocrisy Detected: or, A further Discovery of the Tyrannical Government, Popish-Principles, and vile Practices of the now-Leading Quakers. Being a Defence of the Letter, intituled, The Spirit of the Hat, against the Decietful, Defective, and Railing Answer, called The Spirit of Aleander &c.


Progress of keyboarding The Christian Quaker ... by William Rogers


Preface - Complete - Proofed one time.


Postscript to Preface - Complete - Proofed one time.


First Part - Complete - Not Proofed


Second Part - Complete - Not Proofed


Third Part - Complete - Not Proofed


Forth Part - In Progress - 10% complete


Fifth Part -


Index -

Comment by Keith Saylor on 3rd mo. 12, 2017 at 1:49pm

Progress of keyboarding The Christian Quaker ... by William Rogers


Preface - Complete - Proofed one time.


Postscript to Preface - Complete - Proofed one time.


First Part - Complete - Not Proofed


Second Part - Complete - Not Proofed


Third Part - Complete - Not Proofed


Forth Part - Complete - Not Proofed


Fifth Part - In Progess - 10% complete


Index -


There absolutely is nothing like re-typing an entire book to immerse yourself into the mind of the writer by stepping right down into the space between the lines were meaning is manifest.

Comment by Keith Saylor on 4th mo. 8, 2017 at 4:02pm
Progress of keyboarding "The Christian Quaker ..." by William Rogers 1680


Preface - Complete - Proofed one time.


Postscript to Preface - Complete - Proofed one time.


First Part - Complete - Not Proofed


Second Part - Complete - Not Proofed


Third Part - Complete - Not Proofed


Forth Part - Complete - Not Proofed


Fifth Part - Complete - Not Proofed


Index - In progress

It will be a good thing to move past keyboarding and start work on proofing and preparing for publication in various electronic formats.
Comment by Keith Saylor on 6th mo. 11, 2017 at 6:58pm
Progress of keyboarding "The Christian Quaker ..." by William Rogers 1680

Preface - Keyboarding Complete - Proofed one time. Conversion from RTF to Markdown static.

Postscript to Preface - Keyboarding Complete - Proofed one time. Conversion from RTF to Markdown complete

First Part - Keyboarding Complete - Proofed two times. - Conversion from RTF to Markdown complete

Second Part - Keyboarding Complete - Not Proofed - Conversion of first 5 Chapters fro RTF to Markdown in progress.

Third Part - Keyboarding Complete - Not Proofed - Conversion not needed

Forth Part - Keyboarding Complete - Not Proofed - Conversion not needed

Fifth Part - Keyboarding Complete - Not Proofed - Conversion not needed

Index - Keyboarding In progress

Because I decided in mid stream to use a program that used Markdown language instead of RTF I've had to backtrack a bit from Chapter Two to bring Chap. 2, the Preface, and the postscript to the preface into Markdown language. This Is more time consuming than I originally thought. As it involves converting the text paragraph by paragraph. I am keyboarding into a program called Ulysses from a program called Scrivner. I like and use both, however, for the purposes of this project, I prefer Ulysses. I have keyboarded and organized the whole book by paragraph. This makes studying the text easier for me. I love working in the text in small chunks.

I intended to make the text available in Ulysses, Scrivener, and Bear formats so they cane be imported by those who use the programs. I also plan to publish Rogers' text in HTML, ePub, Kindle, PDF, Word, and Pages formats. These will be uploaded to the Internet Archive at archive.org. A supplement will also be published with the Rogers treatise that will include pertinent texts (mostly mentioned by Rogers in his book) like Barclays "Anarchy of the Ranters" and the anonymous 'The Spirit of the Hat" not mentioned by Rogers.

I also use ithoughts (which is a Mindmapping program) to store various references in relation to Rogers' book and will include this as a PDF and JPEG in the supplement.

This project just keeps growing as time moves forward. I hope to make the experience of reading the book dynamic and full of footnotes and references to enhance understanding of the issues presented.
Comment by Keith Saylor on 7th mo. 13, 2017 at 3:44pm
Progress of keyboarding "The Christian Quaker ..." by William Rogers 1680

Preface - Keyboarding Complete - Proofed one time. Conversion from RTF to Markdown Complete.

Postscript to Preface - Keyboarding Complete - Proofed one time. Conversion from RTF to Markdown complete

First Part - Keyboarding Complete - Proofed two times. - Conversion from RTF to Markdown complete

Second Part - Keyboarding Complete - Not Proofed - Conversion of first 5 Chapters fro RTF to Markdown in progress.

Third Part - Keyboarding Complete - Not Proofed - Conversion not needed

Forth Part - Keyboarding Complete - Not Proofed - Conversion not needed

Fifth Part - Keyboarding Complete - Not Proofed - Conversion not needed

Index - Keyboarding Complete - Not Proofed

Finally the whole of The Christian Quaker has been keyboarded. Elements of the Project still ongoing.

1. Pagination indicators embedded within the keyboared document reflecting the pages of the original document.

2. Proofreading the text 3 times

3. Supplemental: Will include documents specifically referenced by Rogers. It is also include a couple texts not specifically referenced. There are a couple texts I've yet to acquire. i am particular committed to making this further effort so that those studying Rogers can easily references the books he mentions and read them for themselves outside of ROgers' characterizations of text in the documents.

Here is an image of a mind map of the project so far.

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