Rationalism and Spiritualism (17th century)

Today we examine a couple of directions for new religious development in the latter 17th century -- rationalism (from Descartes to Locke to the English Deists) and spiritualism (exemplified by George Fox and the Quakers). While these each offered somewhat different philosophical and religious perspectives, we note one major similarity: they all represented departures from traditional Protestant epistemology and the principle of sola scriptura