FOX, George


FOX, George
(1624-1691)
   English MYSTIC and PROPHETIC figure who suffered considerable persecution for his FAITH and founded the QUAKERS or SOCIETY OF FRIENDS in 1652. Disillusioned by existing CHURCHES and systems of THEOLOGY, he stressed the need for direct communion with GOD through what he called the "inner light." His essentially CHRISTIAN ORTHODOXY and personal PIETY can be seen from his published Journal.

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  • Fox,George — Fox, George. 1624 1691. English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends, or Quakers (1647 1648). * * * …   Universalium

  • Fox, George — born July 1624, Drayton in the Clay, Leicestershire, Eng. died Jan. 13, 1691, London English preacher and founder of the Society of Friends, or Quakers. The son of a weaver, he left home at age 18 in search of religious experience. Probably… …   Universalium

  • Fox, George — ( 162 4 1691 )    founder of the Quaker movement    George Fox, the founder of the Society of Friends, popularly known as the Quakers, was born in July 1624 in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, England. During his teen years, as an apprentice… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Fox, George — (1624–91)    Denomination Founder and Devotional Writer.    Fox was born in Leicestershire, England and was apprenticed as a young boy to a shoemaker.    In 1643 he felt called to give up all his worldly ties and he travelled around the… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Fox, George — ► (1624 91) Reformador religioso inglés. Fundador de la secta Sociedad de Amigos. (V. cuáquero.) * * * (jul. 1624, Drayton in the Clay, Leicestershire, Inglaterra–13 ene. 1691, Londres). Predicador inglés y fundador de la Sociedad de los Amigos.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • FOX, GEORGE —    the first of the Quakers, born at Drayton, Leicestershire; son of a poor weaver, and till his twentieth year plied the trade of a shoemaker; conceived, as he drudged at this task, that he had a call from above to withdraw from the world and… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Fox, George — (1624 1691)    Religious enthusiast, and founder of the Society of Friends, b. at Drayton, Leicestershire, was in youth the subject of peculiar religious impressions and trances, and adopted a wandering life. The protests which he conceived… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • George Fox — (Leicestershire, Reino de Inglaterra; julio de 1624 – Londres, Reino de Inglaterra; 13 de enero de 1691) fue un disidente inglés y el fundador de la Sociedad Religiosa de Amigos, cuyos miembros son comúnmente conocidos como cuáqueros . Vivió en… …   Wikipedia Español

  • George Fox — (* Juli 1624 in Drayton in the Clay, Leicestershire, heute Fenny Drayton; † 13. Januar 1691) war einer der Gründerväter der Quäker („Religiöse Gesellschaft der Freunde“).[1] George Fox …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George III Du Royaume-Uni — Pour les articles homonymes, voir George III. George III …   Wikipédia en Français


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