The Journal of George Fox Author:Henry J Cadbury George Fox, the founder of the Society of Friends (the Quakers), was one of the most wonderful men in history. This 17th Century Englishmen, impelled by a spirit which was not to be denied, created one of the most significant modern religious movements, that of the Quakers. Clad in the leather britches that he made himself, and refusing to dof... more »f his hat or to say the proper words to the proper people. George Fox was in trouble for most of his life, and absorbed more beatings, revilings, and imprisonment than any ten normal men. But he was a giant of the spirit and as well as a great Englishman, and the sage attacks upon him merely bounced off, leaving him, inexplicably, a complete victor in the clash of wills.
His journals, which occupy many volumes, have here been abridged to their most significant passages and are a unique document in the history of Western Civilization.« less