AS I HAD forsaken all the priests, so I left the separate preachers also, and those called the most experienced people; for I saw there was none among them all that could speak to my condition. And when all my hopes in them and in all men were gone, so that I had nothing outwardly to help me, nor could tell what to do, then, oh then, I heard a voice which said, “There is one, even...
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Death of George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends, or Quakers.Authority for the date:
Fremantle, Anne. The Protestant Mystics. Boston: Little, Brown, 1964.
Groaning at the world, Fox seeks to know Christ directly.
- Issue 117: The Surprising Quakers
I OFTEN TELL STUDENTS bemused by the culture at the Quaker college where I teach that Friends are “lost in the sixties”—the 1660s !
The situation in England, where Quakerism began in the mid-seventeenth century, seemed as chaotic in those days as the 1960s seemed to Americans going through them. Distinctive principles and “testimonies” observed by Friends today are deeply rooted in the issues and debates that marked the Civil War period of English history and its aftermath. We can understand those times and their influence on Quakerism...Read More