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 George Fox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Fox (July 1624 – January 13, 1691) was an English Dissenter and a major early figure — often considered the founder — of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers.
George Fox was able to meet some of the New England Friends when they came to London, stimulating his interest in the colonies.
George Fox University in Oregon, founded as Pacific College in 1891, was renamed for him in 1949.
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 George Fox Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Though Fox denounced creeds, forms, rites, external sacraments, and a "man-made" ministry, he became something of a negative formalist, refusing to doff his hat to anyone or to call months and days by their pagan names; and he used "thee" and "thou" instead of "you." Such flouting of conventions provoked intense opposition.
Fox was repeatedly beaten by rowdies and persecuted by the pious, and the forces of law and order imprisoned him eight times for not conforming to the establishment.
Fox composed hundreds of tracts for his times, defending principles of the Friends and exposing other men as sinners and ministers of the "Great Whore of Babylon;" but it is by his Journal, a record of his day-to-day activities and thoughts, that he is best remembered.
www.bookrags.com /biography/george-fox   (559 words)

  
 George Fox - Introduction
Fox came directly in contact with at least four of the leading sectarian movements of the time and there can be no question that they exerted an influence upon him both positively and negatively.
George Fox is the first real prophet of the English Reformation, for he saw what was involved in this great religious movement.
Fox met this doctrine with argument, but he met it also with something better than argument -- he set over against it two facts: that Divine grace and light are free, and that an inward certainty of God's favor and acceptance is possible for every believer.
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 An abstract of the life of George Fox
A second probable cause was that Fox believed in a religion of life and a faith in the divine possibilities in man's nature, while the preaching in the local church tended to be focused on the depravity of mankind, the domination of Satan and harrowing accounts of eternal damnation.
On the wall of the dungeon Fox wrote, "I was never in prison that it was not the means of bringing multitudes out of their prisons." Fox was freed in September 1656.
George Fox spoke out against slavery, for women in the ministry, he saw the Light within the Indians and Africans, and wanted both boys and girls to study everything practical and useful under creation.
www.gwyneddfriends.org /fox.htm   (2140 words)

  
 The Beginnings of Quakerism - Historical Roots of the Religious Society of Friends, by Bill Samuel - QuakerInfo.com
George Fox is generally called the founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Later, Fox felt led to climb a "great hill" called Pendle Hill in northern England where he had a vision of "a great people to be gathered." He became an itinerant preacher, telling people they could learn directly from their true Teacher, Jesus Christ.
In 1652, George Fox arrived at Swarthmoor Hall near Morecambe Bay, the estate of Judge Thomas Fell, a highly respected member of the aristocracy.
www.quakerinfo.com /quakhist.shtml   (936 words)

  
 Who We Are   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
George Fox was a puritan farmer‘s son in the Mid-North from a village called Drayton-in-the-Clay.
George hardly mentions slaves - the Quaker opposition to slavery was to begin a century later.
George had been pulling back from active involvement in Quaker affairs with the onset of what was probably congestive heart failure.
www.quaker.org.nz /whoweare/GeorgeFox.htm   (1299 words)

  
 Quakers: Fox and Penn's Holy Experiment by Sanderson Beck
George Fox experienced "openings" or revelations, which told him that both Catholics and Protestants could be sincere Christians, that universities like Oxford and Cambridge bred vain and deceitful priests, and that God did not dwell in church buildings as much as in people's hearts.
In 1660 Fox and eleven others signed "A Declaration from the harmless and innocent people of God, called Quakers, against all plotters and fighters in the world." They stated that their principle is, and their practices always have been, to seek peace and follow justice and the knowledge of God for the welfare of all.
Fox continued to preach and clarify the doctrines of the inner Light until he died in 1691; during all this time he was the generally acknowledged leader of the Quakers.
www.san.beck.org /GPJ14-Quakers.html   (5661 words)

  
 Early Quaker History
George Fox, the founder, went to church with his devout Anglican parents until he was nineteen.
George Fox spent the next four years trekking all over England going from church to church and preacher to priest looking for an answer to his questions.
For fifty years George Fox and his followers crisscrossed Europe and America with this simple and fresh message that Jesus Christ was the answer to everybody's problem.
thorn.pair.com /earlyq.htm   (2807 words)

  
 Bingham Family History - Fox, Mitchell, Leffingwell genealogy
Fox was born in Ohio 70 years ago where she married and where some of her children were born.
Fox, it appears, was standing up in his wagon, unconscious of his impending death and was even warned by Max Swerdberger that the train was coming but he did not hear the the warning and drove onto the track.
George Mitchell, son (it is thought) of William, born in Hunmanby, Yorkshire, England, 22 August 1834; died in Cozad, Dawson, Nebraska, 25 October 1899.
www.familyhistorypages.com /Fox.htm   (10881 words)

  
 George Fox (Quakerbooks.org)
Here she recounts the saga of George Fox and the band of inspired ministers who traveled the English countryside and the world, meeting adversity, living faithfully and seeking to spread the Truth which was to become the Religious Society of Friends.
Fox was a healer as well as a minister and author, manifesting God's wondrous power in over 150 recorded instances of cures.
Fox was a larger than life personality in a turbulent period in English history.
www.quakerbooks.org /get/333001   (836 words)

  
 George Fox
George's first step in his long quest for spirituality was at the age of eleven when he surrendered his heart to the Lord.
George Fox did not enjoy any personal direct communion with God until he was nineteen.
Once Fox grasped the truth that he sought for, there was a steady calm in his spiritual life.
www.ravenhill.org /fox.htm   (1726 words)

  
 George Fox
Fox rebelled against the state control of the Church of England and in 1643 began toured the country giving sermons where he argued that consecrated buildings and ordained ministers were irrelevant to the individual seeking God.
During the reign of Charles II, 13,562 were arrested and imprisoned in England and 198 were transported as slaves, and 338 died in prison or of wounds received in violent assaults on their meetings.
The Society of Friends continued to grow and by 1660 Fox had made more than 20,000 converts and missionaries were at work in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the American colonies.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REfox.htm   (419 words)

  
 Haverford College Libraries - Special Collections - George Fox Papers 1660-1952
Topics covered include Fox's itinerary of his trip to America, the Dutch Bible Fox carried with him on his trip to Holland in 1677, pictures of places associated with Fox, birthplace, funeral and grave of Fox.
Epistle to the King and Parliament from George Fox, 1661 (approximately 78K).
This picture is said to be of George Fox's birthplace at Fenny Drayton in Leicestershire (approximately 117K).
www.haverford.edu /library/special/aids/geofox   (762 words)

  
 George Fox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
George Fox was born in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, in 1624.
George Fox was arrested many times for his religious views.
On one occasion the judge told Fox "to quake in the presence of the Lord" and afterwards members of his movement became known as Quakers.
www.raptureme.com /resource/gfox/george_fox.html   (120 words)

  
 University of Houston Department of Biology and Biochemistry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Fox laboratory engages in a combination of basic and associate applied research.
Fox GE and Naik AK, "The Evolutionary History of the Ribosome" in The Genetic Code and the Origin of Life (L. Ribas de Poplana and P. Schimmel, eds), Landes Bioscience, Chapter 6, pp 92-105 (2004).
Murphy JC, Fox GE, and Willson RC, "Enhancement of Anion-Exchange Chromatography of DNA Using Compaction Agents." J. Chromatogr.
www.bchs.uh.edu /faculty.php?155622-961-5=gefox   (1547 words)

  
 George Fox Friends School
The George Fox Friends School admits students of any race, color, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.
George Fox Friends School focuses on the unique worth of each individual, recognizing that children grow in different dimensions and at different rates.
Fox called Christ the “true Teacher within”, saying that “God was come to teach his people himself.” Many Friends gather and worship in silence, without a pastor or a program for the meeting.
www.bym-rsf.org /gfschool   (1122 words)

  
 George Fox University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Fox University (GFU) is a Christian university of the liberal arts and sciences, and professional studies.
The original name, Pacific College, was changed to George Fox College in 1949 to honor the founder of the Quaker movement.
George Fox University is a full member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Fox_University   (683 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Journal (Penguin Classics): Books: George Fox,Nigel Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Coming from humble origins, George Fox spent years in search of spiritual enlightenment before experiencing several revelations, or "openings," which became the basis of Quaker theology.
Fox's Journal, initially dictated to his stepson-in-law when they were both imprisoned in the mid-1670s, combines burning rage against social injustice and a visionary sense of God "rising" through all creation with a forthright account of his own persecution and suffering.
George Fox was born in 1624 in Leicestershire to a firmly Puritan family.
www.amazon.com /Journal-Penguin-Classics-George-Fox/dp/0140433996   (1083 words)

  
 George Fox formed the Quakers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
George Fox had gone in with them to order a jug of beer.
George went home when his business was done.
That was the spiritual crisis of George Fox's life.
chi.gospelcom.net /morestories/fox.shtml   (428 words)

  
 Famous clown - George Fox, the American Grimaldi, famous white face clown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Known as the American Grimaldi, George L. Fox introduced Grimaldi's style of violent slapstick and topical satire to the American stage.
Fox's mute passivity set him apart from the raucous clamor surrounding him, and audiences took the little man to their hearts.
Fox eventually gave 1,128 performances in the title role, becoming the most highly paid actor of his time.
home.earthlink.net /~tfraymond/History/FoxGeorge.html   (366 words)

  
 Autobiography of George Fox | Christian Classics Ethereal Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
“The basis of his [George Fox’s] teaching was the belief that each soul is in religious matters answerable not to its fellows, but to God alone, without priestly mediation, because the Holy Spirit is immediately present in every soul and is thus a direct cause of illumination.
“Fox judged truly that the new Protestant scholasticism had not reached to the heart of things in any image of past experience, or in any printed book however sacred: that academic learning was not in itself an adequate passport to the Christian ministry; that the words of God should not supersede the Word of God.
He felt that the Spirit which had guided the fathers was waiting still to lead forward their children: that He who spoke through men of old was not withdrawn from the world like the gods of Epicurus, but ready in all ages to enter into holy souls and make them friends of God and prophets.”
www.ccel.org /ccel/fox_g/autobio.titlepage.html   (328 words)

  
 George Fox University
George Fox students, employees spend a day "taking on the pressing needs of others in their community," writes The Oregonian.
George Fox named one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report magazine for the 18th time.
George Fox joins Princeton, Pepperdine, University of Chicago in institute's inaugural guide to 50 "All-American" colleges.
www.georgefox.edu   (237 words)

  
 George Fox 6 Supporters Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Sponsor a Second - After their appeal in the Crown Court the George Fox 6 are required to pay £3600 court costs.
The NUS have done a presentation on the George Fox 6 case and what it means to students in the UK.
The George Fox 6 Supporters Group is not representing or representative of the George Fox Six.
www.georgefox6.co.uk   (2664 words)

  
 Fox Lab | Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The overall basic research goal of our group is to understand the early evolution of life.
It is our contention that one of the earliest components of the genetic machinery to appear in a form bearing resemblance to its modern equivalent was the ribosome.
Fox first became interested in this matter while he was......
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 George Fox (1624-91)
George Fox, the founder of the Society of Friends (or Quaker) religious faith, never personally met Roger Williams, although they debated each other in print, with Williams at one point choosing the cute book title, George Fox Digg'd Out of his Burrows (1676).
Although the Quakers shared his view that the Ol d Testament was largely eclipsed by the New, Williams disliked and distrusted the Quakers, even if he tolerated them, just as the Quakers would tolerate Baptists within their colony of Pennsylvania, founded by Quaker William Penn (d.
Yet George Fox and his Society of Friends must be recognized as early champions of public freedom of speech.
www.wsu.edu /~tcook/doc/GeorgeFox.htm   (1073 words)

  
 George Fox
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FOX, George, founder of the society of Friends, born at Drayton-in-the-clay, now called Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, England, in July 1624" died in London, 13 January 1691.
At an early age the boy was placed with a shoemaker who also dealt, in wool, and Fox was employed by him for some time as a shepherd.
www.famousamericans.net /georgefox   (529 words)

  
 George Fox and Jesus Christ
George Fox knew that Jesus is King, Lord over all, who purchased us by giving his life, who rose from death to his present power.
Among you is a spirit of timidity, of not hurting anyone -- not the spirit of George Fox [cf.
And George Fox knew, and suffered the sword.
www.mat.univie.ac.at /~neum/sciandf/eng/fox.html   (1155 words)

  
 George Fox - Counseling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
George Fox has been with Counseling Services for two years.
He has a bachelors Degree from the University of Delaware and is attending Widener University School of Social Work.
George is the coordinator of the Anger Management Program for the agency.
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 George Fox Home
CHECK OUT GEORGE'S 2006 CHRISTMAS TOUR, IT'S SURE TO BE A GREAT TIME.
Warner Music Canada has released 'The Essentials George Fox' available through this website or at your local retailer.
It's the kind of album that makes you stop what your doing, hold your head high and thank your lucky stars that you as the listener were born Canadian.
www.georgefox.com   (237 words)

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