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To be sure, he became a Friend by Convincement as the Quakers say, and so I cannot imagine that he was altogether worldly; but he had an eye to the main chance: he founded the industry of making flannels in the little Welsh town where he lived, and he seems to have grown richer, for his day and place, than any of us have since grown for ours.
Inspiration, convincement, and transformation-these are
Areopagitica, "the closest Milton ever came to systematic ecclesiology in his early prose," presents his vision of the nation inhabited by prophets "reading, trying all things, [and] assenting to the force of reason and convincement," and depicts "Christian liberty as a textual activity in which 'considerat builders' construct the 'spiritual architecture' of the church in 'free writing and free speaking'" (17-19).