How George Fox Fit 7 Bible References into a Single Sentence

Early Quakers like George Fox packed their writing with biblical allusions. The reason why they did it, though, is profound. Michael Birkel explains in this week’s QuakerSpeak.

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4 thoughts on “How George Fox Fit 7 Bible References into a Single Sentence

  1. Looks like 3 sentences to me, if you count the periods. Martin Luther King was another one to do biblical sentence mashups.

  2. Yet another important Quaker Speak video! Not having been raised in a Bible reading tradition, I’ve been ignorant of the many Biblical references in Fox’s writings (and other early Friends.) I appreciate Michael’s explication of this beloved quotation from Fox, showing how each Biblical verse suited his message. Also, I appreciate his comment about how early Friends created new meaning for the Hebrew Testament stories, applying them to their own inward spiritual journey.

  3. It is so inspiring to get the faith of the first Quakers,George Fox is an extraordinary character in history. Thanks for the this great work.

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