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John Knox and the British Reformations

1st Edition

Edited by Roger A. Mason


297 pages

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Published in 1998. John Knox is one of the towering figures of the European reformation, his name synonymous with hard-line evangelical Protestantism, and his influence spreading far beyond his native Scotland. Yet no scholarly biography of Knox has appeared for over 20 years, and no attempt has been made to re-evaluate his contribution to the reformation in the light of the massive advances in scholarship made in recent years. This volume, therefore, seeks to reassess Knox's career in the context of the European Reformation as a whole, but with particular reference to his impact in Scotland and England. The 13 contributors, all acknowledged authorities in the field, together provide a significant reappraisal of Knox and his role in the British Reformations.

Table of Contents

1. John Knox and the Historians, James Kirk Part 1: Early Years in Exile 2. John Knox and the Castilians: A Crucible of Reforming Opinion?, Carol Edington 3. Frankfurt and Geneva: The European Context of John Knox’s Reformation, Euan Cameron 4. John Knox, the Church of England and the Women of England, Patrick Collinson Part 2: Political and Theological Thought 5. John Knox and the Early Church Fathers, David F. Wright 6. Knox: Scholastic and Canonistic Echoes, J. H. Burns 7. Trumpeting Resistance: Christopher Goodman and John Knox, Jane E. A. Dawson 8. Knox, Resistance and the Royal Supremacy, Roger A. Mason 9. Playing God’s Card: Knox and Fasting, 1565-66, W. Ian P. Hazlett Part 3: The Scottish Reformation 10. Knox, Cecil and the British Dimension of the Scottish Reformation, Stephen Alford 11. Godly Reformer, Godless Monarch: John Knox and Mary Queen of Scots, Jenny Wormald 12. John Knox: Minister of Edinburgh and Commissioner of the Kirk, Michael Lynch 13. Knox on Discipline: Conversionary Zeal or Rose-Tinted Nostalgia?, Michael F. Graham.

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