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George Fox
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Biography

George Fox was born into a family of Puritan weavers in Drayton-in-the-Clay, in the English Midlands, in 1624. Initially apprenticed to a shoemaker, a religious crisis drove him from his home just after his nineteenth birthday (A journal or historical account, p. 3). However, his despair at the failings of the various kinds of Christianity of his day was dramatically resolved sometime in 1647 as a result of a…

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Meggitt, Justin, “George Fox”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_26910>
First published online: 2015



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