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First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism
In First Among Friends, the first scholarly biography of George Fox (1624-91), H. Larry Ingle examines the fascinating life of the reformation leader and founding organizer of the Religious Society of Friends, more popularly known today as the Quakers. Ingle places Fox within the upheavals of the English Civil Wars, Revolution, and Restoration, showing him and his band of ...more
Paperback, 407 pages
Published January 19th 1996 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 1994)
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This is not what I would call a super enjoyable read. It's a book you read because you want to understand where Quakerism comes from. It that is your purpose, this is a terrific book. It's an original work of religious and cultural history with scrupulous documentation. Highly recommended, if that's what you're into.