Life of John Knox
The Scottish Reformer
A man little known of today, but one to whom we owe a great deal: the Protestant Reformation’s fiercest defender. John Knox had a life of exciting adventure, harsh imprisonment, and brilliant scholarship. Fighting battles both political and religious, Knox bravely defied royalty, nobility, and the established power of the Papacy to speak the truth.
A fiery and inspirational preacher, Knox fiercely upheld the authority of Scripture and salvation through Christ’s sacrifice. In perilous times, Knox risked his life daily in a fearless and tireless defense of the faith.
This title was originally published by the American Sunday School Union in 1833, now called American Missionary Fellowship.
Introduction and Preliminary remarks on the religious condition of Scotland
- Birth of Knox and education
- Promotion of the reading of the Bible in English, which had been deemed heresy
- The castle of St. Andrew’s besieged by a French fleet, taken, and Knox made a prisoner
- Mary of Guise, the queen-dowager, succeeds the earl of Arran in the regency
- A solemn covenant entered into to promote the Reformation
- The lords of the congregation appoint John Knox their minister
- Knox loses his wife and apprehension of another invasion from France
- Wicked joy manifested by the queen when he hears that the Protestants were persecuted and murdered in France
- The assembly solemnly approve of Knox’s late conduct
- Knox preaches a sermon at the coronation of James VI
- James Lawson appointed colleague to Knox
- Description of the reformer’s person
- The character of the great reformer better understood since the publication of Dr. McCries ‘Life of Knox’