John Knox"s doctrine of the church in his thought and practice
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Published by [s.n.] in Toronto .
Written in English


  • Knox, John, -- ca. 1514-1572.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Frank Slavik.
ContributionsKnox College (Toronto, Ont.)
LC ClassificationsBX9223 S52 1963
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 242 p.
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21379303M

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Knox, JOHN, Scotch Protestant leader, b. at Haddington, Scotland, between and ; d. at Edinburgh, Novem All the older biographies assign his birth to , but recent authorities (Lang, Hay Fleming, etc.) give grounds for the later date from contemporary evidence, and from certain facts in his career. John Knox was born around , at Haddington, a small town south of Edinburgh. Around he entered the University of St. Andrews and went on to study theology. Knox continued to preach in his church in Edinburgh, but with the nobles, Protestant as well as Catholic, many of them his own former friends, in league for the queen's restoration, he was no longer at home or at ease in the capital; and in the spring of he retired to St. Andrews, where he remained for fifteen months, continuing to write.   John Knox stands as a giant of the Protestant faith. A former sword-bearing body guard and a former slave captured by the French; a man who sparred with a Queen, accused of heresy, and lived to tell the tale. John Knox lived a life as turbulent and fierce as the highlands of Scotland itself. Knox's.

Knox's failure in his admirable attempt to secure the wealth of the old Church for national purposes was, as it happened, the secular salvation of the Kirk. Neither Catholicism nor Anglicanism could be fully introduced while the barons and nobles held the tithes and lands of the ancient Church. So Knox came to reap what others had sown. His calling was to secure this embryonic work of God’s Spirit. Born in Haddington, East Lothian, sometime between and , Knox received his schooling locally and then at the University of St. Andrews, according to Buchanan’s testimony.   In his address to the Synod, ‘John Knox: Central Figure of the Reformation’, Rev J P MacQueen said: 1 It is to be feared that his reputation as one of the most powerful and eloquent preachers of his day, with the fruit of widespread revivals, the edification, comfort and establishment of believers, and the salvation of sinners, has been considerably and, maybe, permanently eclipsed by. How much, then, do the tens of millions of Presbyterians worldwide owe to John Knox? If by presbyterianism, you mean elders working together in a hierarchy of courts of the church—not much. That emerges clearly in The Second Book of Discipline () and the work of Andrew Melville, who leads the reformed cause after Knox’s death ().

John Knox, (born c. , near Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland—died Novem , Edinburgh), foremost leader of the Scottish Reformation, who set the austere moral tone of the Church of Scotland and shaped the democratic form of government it adopted. He was influenced by George Wishart, who was burned for heresy in , and the following year Knox became the spokesman for . John Knox was born in Scotland around the year He was brought up under the Roman Catholic religion and was well educated. Knox demonstrated sharp intellect when enrolled in Haddington Grammar School. Although not much is known about his days as a student, Knox went on to complete an M.A. degree from the University of St. Andrews. With Willock, John Douglas, and three others, he also drafted the Book of Discipline. After Mary Stuart's return in , Knox denounced her masses and court life at Holyroodhouse. During her reign Knox had three interviews with Mary in which he defended his opposition to idolatry. Through the force of his faith, Scotland’s church was reformed with a Calvinist doctrine and a government of elders. John was in the center of its policy and decisions until his death in In time, the Presbyterian church, which he had helped create, spread around the world and its theology and structure were significant in the American.