George Fox # quaker

On this date in 1691 (Jan. 13th), George Fox died. (He was born in July 1624, exact day unknown.) #Dissenter. #Seeker. #Mystic. #Pacifist. Street preacher. Tract writer. Disturber of public order. Flouter of social conventions. Advocate for equality of the sexes. Advocate for simplicity in lifestyle. Opponent of creeds and rituals. Opponent of tithes and paid clergy. Believed that the Inner Light (the potential for direct awareness of God) resides in each and every human being. Early leader of the movement that became known as the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Buried in an old Quaker burial ground to the west of the Nonconformists’ Burying Ground at Bunhill Fields, London, England.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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