Spiritual Reformers in 16th and 17th Centuries
In his studies of the mystical movements in which early Quakerism was grounded, religious scholar Rufus Jones set out to study the influence of Jacob Boehme. "... I soon found, however, that Boehme was no isolated prophet who discovered in solitude a fresh way to approach the supreme problems of the soul. . . . He was an organic part of a far-reaching movement . . . to carry the Reformation to It's legitimate terminus, the restoration of apostolic Christianity."