John Knox

John Knox

by Eustace Percy

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Overview

John Knox has suffered in this century from that trick of the popular imagination that seizes on one aspect of a historical figure and elevates it into the whole man. At one time he was the foremost Scottish genius, but in our day there have been those who would have us believe that he was a ranter, an iconoclast and perhaps a hypocrite. The Author of this classic biography has sought to find the truth between these two extremes. He shows us Knox against the disturbed currents of the Continent, where mediaeval Christendom was at an end and no new order had yet emerged from the chaos of creeds and philosophies. No man could stem these currents, but John Knox in his own country gave them a direction. He became, if not the leader, at least the inciter of a revolution. He set his mark indelibly on history, and not only that of his native land; his influence upon the English court was considerable, but he also became a figure of European significance. "No grander figure can be found, in the entire history of the Reformation in this island, than that of John Knox" wrote the historian Froude. The Author has given us a balanced assessment of the life and times of this remarkable man.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718841553
Publisher: The Lutterworth Press
Publication date: 10/31/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 348
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Eustace Sutherland Campbell Percy, 1st Baron Percy of Newcastle PC (1887–1958), styled Lord Eustace Percy between 1899 and 1953, was a British diplomat, Conservative politician and public servant. He most notably served as President of the Board of Education under Stanley Baldwin between 1924 and 1929.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Foreword by Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton
PREFACE

I. PROLOGUE IN SCOTLAND
I. The Church at Hadclington. January 1546
II. The Castle of St. Andrews. 1546-47

II. THE EUROPEAN SCENE
III. The Dilemma of Christendom
IV. The Agony of Europe
V. From Luther to Calvin
VI. The Eve of War

III. ENGLAND, DIEPPE AND FRANKFURT.
THE MAKING OF A REVOLUTIONARY
VII. From Nantes to Berwick. 1547-49
VIII. A Taste of Freedom. 1549-50
IX. The Preacher and the Politicians. 155I-54
X. The Pamphleteer. 1554
XI. The Breach with England. 1554-55

IV. GENEVA AND SCOTLAND.THE FOUNDING OF THE CONGREGATIONS
XII. From Geneva to Scotland, 1555
XIII. The Scotland of I555
XIV. The Scottish Mission. 1555-56
XV. The Hesitations of a Missionary. 1557-58
XVI. The Revolutionary Goes Further. 1558
XVII. The Eve of Revolution. 1558-59

V. SCOTLAND.
THE PATCH OF GLORY
XVIII. Cavalcade. 1559. May-June
XIX. Intrigue. 1559· July-October
XX. Disaster and Victory. October 1559-Jnly 1560
XXI. Reconstruction. 1560-61

VI. SCOTLAND.
THE BARREN YEARS
XXII. The House in Trunk Close. August 1561-Augnst 1562
XXIII. Policies and Tactics
XXIV. The Last Campaign. August 1562-August 1565
XXV. The Long Leave-Taking. August 1565-November 1572
Index

PLATES
John Knox. From the posthumous woodcut in Beza's Icones
The so-called John Knox's pulpit, St. Andrews
John Knox. From the original in the possession of Lord Rorpichen at Calder House
John Knox's House, High Street, Edinburgh

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