Born in Ireland on July 30, 1886, Emmet Fox was primarily educated in England yet pursued his spiritual career largely in the United States, before dying in France on August 13, 1951.
Serving New Thought is pleased to present a number of his works which are now in the public domain:
Adam and Eve
Alter Your Life
The American Spirit
Be Still - A treatment against fear
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The Historical Destiny of the United States
How to Get a Demonstration
Keep on the Beam
Make Your Life Worthwhile
The Magic of Tithing
Power Through Constructive Thinking
The Sermon on the Mount
Le Sermon Sur La Montagne
The Seven Main Aspects of God
Sparks of Truth
The Sparks Books 1-7
The Zodiac And the Bible - 1933
His father, who died when Fox was nine, was a physician and member of Parliament. Fox attended Stamford Hill Jesuit college near London, becoming an electrical engineer. Early in his life Emmet discovered he had healing powers, and from the time of his late teens studied New Thought.
Fox learned a great deal from prominent New Thought writer Thomas Troward.
In 1914, Fox attended an organizational meeting of the INTA.
He gave his first New Thought talk in Mortimer Hall in London in 1928. Soon he went to the United States, and in 1931 was selected to become the successor to the James Murray as the minister of New York's Church of the Healing Christ. Fox became immensely popular, and spoke to audiences in some of the largest halls in the city. He was ordained in the Divine Science branch of New Thought.
While Emmet Fox lived he addressed some of the largest audiences ever gathered to hear a New Thought minister. His books and pamphlets have been distributed to over three million people and it can be conservatively estimated that they have come into the hands of ten million.
Fox's secretary was the mother of one of the men who worked with Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson, and partly as a result of this connection early AA groups often went to hear Fox. His writing, especially "The Sermon on the Mount," became popular in AA.
The influence of Emmet Fox in the propagation of New Thought ideas lies not simply in the large number of his readers, but in the fact that he is so widely read works by ministers of all denominations. A check in large denominational bookstores in various cities from time to time has revealed that Emmet Fox's books are in constant demand; and these are the stores in which ministers chiefly buy their books. They are probably not aware that he is a New Thought minister, yet they devour his books like manna., There is nothing sectarian, certainly, in the titles "The Sermon on the Mount" and "The Ten Commandments," nor is there anything about them outwardly to indicate that they are New Thought, and nearly half a century after his death, the writings of Emmet Fox remain influential.
There is a webpage dedicated to Emmet Fox.
Some of Fox's work can be read online.