Jane Leade

Jane Leade

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jane Ward Leade (1624-1704) was a Christian mystic born in Norfolk, England. Her spiritual visions, recorded in a series of publications, were central in the founding and philosophy of the Philadelphian Society in London at the time. Jane Leade came from a well-off family and had a comfortable upbringing. At the age of 15 she claimed to have a had a vision during a family Christmas party in which an angelic voice urged her to give up such frivolity and pursue spiritual matters. Although she vowed to do so, the next phase of her life was outwardly conventional. She was married happily to a distant cousin, a merchant, and had four daughters by him. Their 27 year marriage was extremely stable, but when he died she was left utterly bereft and penniless in London.
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 345g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135870106
  • 9786135870107