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  John Knox
Knox, still a Catholic priest, was employed as a tutor for the sons of one of these lairds and accompanied the group protecting Wishart, carrying with him a large double-edged sword.
John Knox and the party of Reformers, called the Congregation, drew up a petition proposing the abolition of Popish doctrine, the restoration of purity of worship and discipline, and the appropriating of ecclesiastical revenues to the support of the ministry, the promotion of education, and the relief of the poor.
Knox was truly a great man. Compassionate in his regard for the poor, as a shepherd of souls a man fervent and considerate, pure in his personal life, loyal in friendship, untainted by jealousy, genial and amiable in private character.
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  John Knox
Knox, whose religion had now become entirely of the Old-Testament type, boldly proclaimed that adherents to the old faith were as truly idolaters as the Jews who sacrificed their children to Moloch, and that the extermination of idolaters was the clear duty of Christian princes and magistrates, and, failing them, of all individual "believers".
Knox's letter was interpreted by the council as treasonable, but when brought to trial he was judged to have done nothing more than his duty in summoning the brethren in time of danger.
Knox was survived by his widow, who married again, and by two sons of his first marriage (who both died childless) and three daughters of his second.
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 Biography John Knox
Knox followed the Reformer everywhere, and constituted himself his body-guard, bearing, it is said, a two-edged sword, that he might be prepared to defend him against the cardinal's emissaries, who were known to be seeking Wishart's life.
Knox's life from the time of his return to Scotland in 1559 is a part of the history of his country and its full story is to be sought in the histories of Scotland.
John Knox, to St. Andrews, who, by the faction of the queen occupying the castle and town of Edinburgh, was compelled to remove therefrom, with a number of the best, and chose to come to St. Andrews.
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 John Knox
John Knox was born in a street named "Giffordgate" in the Scottish town of Haddington in East Lothian, some time in 1514.
Knox's parents died in unknown circumstances when the boys were still young, and they were taken in by a wealthy family who enabled Knox to leave home at the age of 15 and go and study in St Andrews in Fife.
Knox also found it necessary to publish various other tracts against Mary of Guise, relishing the loss of her husband and two baby sons, which he proclaimed, was God's punishment for her sins.
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 Knox, John - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Knox, John 1514?-1572, Scottish religious reformer, founder of Scottish Presbyterianism.
Knox spent the next few years in England, preaching in Berwick and Newcastle as a licensed minister of the crown and serving briefly as a royal chaplain.
Under Knox's direction, a confession of faith (basically Calvinist) was drawn up (1560) and passed by the Scottish Parliament, which also passed laws abolishing the authority of the pope and condemning all creeds and practices of the old religion.
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 The Life of Mr. John Knox
Knox preach, complied, and was so delighted with his doctrine, that he immediately proposed that something should be done to draw the queen regent to hear him likewise; he made this proposal in a letter, which was delivered into her own hand by Glencairn.
Knox gave such solid and bold answers, in defence of himself and doctrine, that at last he was acquitted by the lords of the council, to the no small displeasure of the queen and those of the popish party.
Knox said, confessed the whole to his sister the lady Trabrown, but said, That John Knox was raving to speak of he knew not whom; she replied with tears, That none of Mr.
www.truecovenanter.com /bio/howie_bios_knox_john.html   (3299 words)

  
 John Knox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Knox negotiated with the English government to secure its support, and he approved of the declaration by the lords of his party in October 1559 suspending their allegiance to the regent.
In 1564 Knox made a second marriage, which was greatly talked of at the time, not only because the bride was distantly related to the royal family but because she was seventeen and Knox three times older.
She bore Knox three daughters, of whom the youngest, Elizabeth, became the wife of the famous John Welsh, minister of Ayr.
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 John Knox (1505? to 1572) - By Miles Hodges   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Knox is the great Protestant reformer of Scotland who not only brought Scotland to Presbyterianism in the mid 1500s, but also left a legacy that was key to shaping not only Presbyterian ("Reformed") Protestantism but also representative democracy in the American middle colonies (from New Jersey to South Carolina) in the 1600s and 1700s.
Knox took the idea of representative government characteristic of Calvin's reformed churches (communities lead by elected elders or "presbyters"), and applied it locally, regionally and nationally in total reversal of the top-down or hierarchical fashion of Catholic or "episcopalian" government.
Knox worked out the broad details of the Presbyterianism that was to be so influential in shaping not only the course of the Scottish church but also Protestantism in the middle English colonies in America (from the Carolinas to New Jersey) where Presbyterianism was the dominant religious force.
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 Knox, John. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
Knox spent the next few years in England, preaching in Berwick and Newcastle as a licensed minister of the crown and serving briefly as a royal chaplain.
Under Knox’s direction, a confession of faith (basically Calvinist) was drawn up (1560) and passed by the Scottish Parliament, which also passed laws abolishing the authority of the pope and condemning all creeds and practices of the old religion.
It has been said of Knox that “rarely has any country produced a stronger will.” His single-minded zeal made him the outstanding leader of the Scottish Reformation and an important influence on the Protestant movements in England and on the Continent, but the same quality tended to close his mind to divergent views.
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 Reformation Scotland - John Knox
John Knox was born a farmer in Haddington about 1514 (and not 1505 as the date on a window in his house records).
John Knox was converted to Protestantism by the influence of the preaching of Thomas William.
Knox' preaching is credited with a large influence behind Parliament's passing of an act abolishing Papal jurisdiction and approving the Confession of Faith as a basis for belief in Scotland.
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 John Knox
Knox's objections to the "regiment of women" were theoretical, and in the present case he hoped at first for the best, favoring rather his queen's marriage with the heir of the house of Hamilton.
Knox had already by letter formally broken with the Earl of Moray, "committing you to your own wit, and to the conducting of those who better please you"; and now, in one of his greatest sermons before the assembled lords, he drove at the heart of the situation the risk of a Catholic marriage.
Knox returned in time to guide the Assembly which sat on the 25th of June 1567 in dealing with this unparalleled crisis, and to wind up the revolution by preaching at Stirling on the 9th of July 1567, after Mary's abdication, at the coronation of the infant king.
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 John Knox Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Knox, hearing of the deed, eagerly joined the murderers in the castle of St. Andrews and, after protesting his unworthiness, became their preacher, thereby making his revolt from Rome complete and courting death.
For fiery Knox was, denouncing the Catholic Church as a "synagogue of Satan" and the beast of the Apocalypse.
Knox saw himself as the prophet of a biblical society in which virtuous priests would guide men, and statesmen would be bound by the precepts of the Bible.
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 John Knox's  Life, a Summary
John Knox was born in 1514 in Haddington Scotland and died in 1572.
Knox was summoned to appear in the fl Friars’ Church of Edinburgh to face his accusers, who backed down.
John Knox was low in stature, and of a weakly constitution; which made Mr.
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 Wikinfo | John Knox
His father was William Knox, of fair, though not distinguished, descent, who fought at the Battle of Flodden, and had his home in the county of Haddington.
Thence he proceeded either to the University of Glasgow, where the name "John Knox" occurs among the incorporati in 1522, or to St. Andrews, where he is stated to have studied under the celebrated John Major, a native, like Knox, of East Lothian and one of the greatest scholars of his time.
Knox followed the Reformer everywhere, and constituted himself his body-guard, bearing, it is said, a two-edged sword, that he might be prepared to defend him against the cardinal's emissaries, who were known to be seeking Wishart's life.
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 John Knox: The Years of Preparation
Annan, to use Knox's words, was "a rotten Papist."[10] Knox, under the instigation of Rough, challenged Annan publicly to a debate on the authority of the church.
In this sermon Knox challenged the corruption of the Roman Church and declared the that Roman church was a synagogue of Satan.
Knox even relates that according to the terms of surrender, Strozzi had promised that, once in France, he would release them on the condition that they were never to return to Scotland.
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 Theology Today - Vol 29, No. 3 - October 1972 - EDITORIAL - The Faith of John Knox
Thomas Carlyle once said that Knox "is the one Scotchman to whom of all others, his country and the world owe a debt." But while the place of Knox is undoubtedly established in the history of Scotland, his personality remains an enigma and his detractors in every generation outnumber his admirers.
Knox’s cause triumphed, and a nation was reformed, “with the sudden ness of a lightning flash,” in the space of fourteen months.
John Knox understood this, and he was able to lead such a movement from the pulpit.
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 John Knox Biography
The exact time of John Knox conversion is not known, however it is clear that by the end of March 1543 he was committed to the Christian gospel.
Having been Wisharts bodyguard meant that Knox himself was now in danger, after being harried around Scotland for a while he ended up fleeing to St Andrews where a group of gentry and their supporters had killed Cardinal Beaton and taken over his castle.
Knox moved on to Geneva where he began to Pastor the first true Puritan church, a church which held preaching to be the centre of church worship.
web.ukonline.co.uk /freegrace/library/Knox/knoxbiog.html   (759 words)

  
 John Knox
John Knox is considered to be the greatest Reformer in the history of Scotland.
John Knox is the author of “The History of the Reformation in Scotland”;.
John Knox was first called to the Protestant ministry at St. Andrews, which was throughout his life intimately associated with the Reformer's career.
www.greatsite.com /timeline-english-bible-history/john-knox.html   (1163 words)

  
 John Knox, The Thundering Scot
John Knox's first entrance on the stage of church history is as Wishart's literal bodyguard, carrying a sword because of an assassination attempt by a priest upon the preacher.
Knox was invited to be their chaplain and continued to tutor his young students.
John Knox, in his History of the Reformation in Scotland, preserves the record of a total of five "conversations" with the queen.
www.jesus-is-lord.com /kjscot.htm   (1880 words)

  
 Famous Scots - John Knox
Knox came back to Scotland in 1559 and became minister at St Giles
In 1560 the Scottish Parliament, with guidance from Knox, drew up the "Confession of Faith" which established Protestantism and government in the Church of Scotland
returned from France in 1561 and she was subjected to an unrelenting onslaught from Knox.
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 Scottish Blog - John Knox
John Knox was one such leader, accredited by some as the biggest and most important driving force behind the Scottish Reformation and conversion of the Church of Scotland to Protestantism.
John Knox is known to have studied at the Scottish Church, although the university which he attended is unclear, as he is listed as a student in old University of Glasgow records, yet similar claims come from St. Andrews.
Although at the end of July in 1547, John Knox was captured and sent to work as a rower in French galleys.
www.scottish-heirloom.com /scottish-blog/index.php/2006/04/24/john_knox   (382 words)

  
 John Knox and the Reformation
John Knox's education was at the Burgh School of Haddington, where the instructors were Roman Catholic and the instruction prepared young men for the clergy or holy orders.
Knox held first of all to the general doctrine of predestination, i.e., that God has in His eternal decrees ordained all things that ever are and that come to pass in time and history.
Nevertheless, when Knox begins to speak of the covenant in connection with the calling of the civil magistrate and the Christian citizen's relation to the magistrate, this emphasis is largely lost and a somewhat different view of the covenant comes to the fore.
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 John Knox (1505 - 1572)
Statue of John Knox in New College, Faculty of Divinity, The University of Edinburgh
Mary Queen of Scots, John Knox and the Heroes of Scotland's Reformation
John Knox: The Hero of the Scottish Reformation
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