Why was Quakerism founded?

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The Quaker faith was started in the mid-1600s, beginning from the time in 1652 when George Fox (the founder of the religion) felt that he was called by God to found a new religion.  The founding of Quakerism was made possible by the same sorts of impulses that drove the Reformation in general.

One of the major ideas of the Reformation was that people should not have to rely on...

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