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
CCEL Staff Writer