Autobiography of George Fox

by George Fox


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The Autobiography of George Fox is a great Christian autobiography similar to Augustine's Confessions. George Fox, the founder of the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakerism, tells of the key events in his life, focusing on his own religious beliefs and the struggles he faced for them in this lightly edited Autobiography. As a "positive" mystic, someone who believes that each person can have direct, continual access to the "Divine Presence," Fox was often persecuted for his preaching during his travels. Nevertheless, he remained dedicated to his cause of equality and tolerance even after he was imprisoned several times. For this reason, many believers have found Fox's story of perseverance encouraging and uplifting, as well as thoroughly entertaining due to Fox's gift of storytelling. The Autobiography of George Fox is highly recommended.

Tim Perrine
CCEL Staff Writer
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George Fox
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Born: 1624, Leicestershire, England
Died: January 13, 1691, London, Kingdom of England
Related topics: Apologetic works, Controversial literature, Early works, England, Fox, George,--1624-1691
Basic information: George Fox (July 1624 – 13 January 1691) was an English Dissenter and a founder of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers or Friends. The son of a Leicestershire weaver, Fox lived in a time of great social upheaval and war. He rebelled against the religious and political authorities by proposing an unusual and uncompromising approach to the Christian faith.
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