George Fox (1624-91), the first Quaker, was the author of a classic spiritual autobiography. His lengthy Journal is the life story of a weaver’s son who became the leader of a numerous people of God who withstood much persecution. Fox was a religious genius of great simplicity, depth, and clarity, with a massive grasp of the early Christian message.
This Reader’s Companion first sets the seventeenth century religious scene and then gives necessary help with Fox’s language. The main themes of his teaching are analyzed and displayed in a Concordance containing notes and short articles.
First published in June 1989 by Quaker Home Service, U.K., this edition was reprinted in July 2001 with some minor modifications.