Definition of Inner light
1. Noun. A divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul.
Generic synonyms: Ethical Motive, Ethics, Morality, Morals
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Literary usage of Inner light
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1. American Poets and Their Theology by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1916)
"the importance of their personal experience as to make the inner light modify ... The inner light, so far as it is trustworthy, has its source outside of ..."
2. History of English Nonconformity from Wiclif to the Close of the Nineteenth by Henry William Clark (1911)
"The conception of the " inner light"—one of the phrases in which Fox frequently expressed the new possession of his soull—was too apt to be taken as if it ..."
3. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1893)
"We hear much nowadays in this connection the words " The inner light," and so great an authority as the historian Bancroft has said, ..."
4. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1893)
"We hear much nowadays in this connection the words " The inner light," and so great an authority as the historian Bancroft has said, " the Quaker has but ..."
5. Compendium of Church History by Andrew Constantinides Zenos (1896)
"by inner Light, the Friends, and the great evangelical revival of the latter half of the eighteenth ... This work of the Spirit he called The inner light. ..."
6. History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the Continent by George Bancroft (1895)
"The Quaker has but one word, THE inner light, the voice of God in the soul. That light is a reality, ... Quakerism rests on the reality of the inner light. ..."