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All articles & reviews tagged with john-knox

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March 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

John Knox on prayer

When John Knox, the Scottish Reformer, was laid to rest in his grave, the Regent of Scotland said of him ‘There lies he who never feared the face of man’. This reminds us of the paraphrase of Psalm 34:9, which reads: Fear Him (that is, God) ye saints and you will then Have nothing…

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Review

November 2015
Reviews > DVD

Knox — the life and legacy of Scotland’s controversial reformer (DVD)

Knox is a documentary produced by Murdo MacLeod, marking the 500th anniversary of the birth of the influential Scots Reformer, John Knox.The documentary is presented in a manner that we have grown used to. Philip Todd, the film’s youthful presenter (in dark jeans, loose narrow tie, etc.), moves from location to location (Edinburgh, Perth,…

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Review

August 2015
Reviews > Book

The Works of John Knox – Vol 1-6

‘Few individuals in history have had their names so closely linked to the history of their nation, as John Knox’s name is inextricably linked to his native country. Scotland is still often described as “The land of John Knox”.’ This introductory statement from the inside sleeve reveals the great need to republish the Works…

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Review

March 2015
Reviews > Book

John Knox – Fearless Faith

After the fanfare given by many respected reviewers, I was expecting the biography of the decade! To be fair, while this book did not reach such giddy heights, it certainly was a well-crafted and excellent introduction to the life of John Knox. This is probably its great strength. It is a no-nonsense, readable account…

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Historical

October 2014
Articles > Historical

John Knox: Reformer and trumpeter for God (2)

During Knox’s three years’ absence from Scotland (see ET, September 2014) he had been in constant correspondence with the Scottish nobility. He arrived in Perth in May 1559, but then the Queen Regent reneged on her promise of liberty of worship and tried to suppress the Reformation by force. However, her death in June…

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Historical

September 2014
Articles > Historical

John Knox Reformer and trumpeter for God

Over recent years, there has been a growing ignorance in Scotland of the facts about and significance of Reformation thought and practice, and their continuing implications. Notably, there has been a growing antipathy to John Knox, not least in his native land. This can be gauged by some subtle — and less subtle —…

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Review

May 2012
Reviews > Book

John Knox

John Knox John J. Murray EP Books, 112 pages, £5.99, ISBN: 978-0-85234-759-1 While writing this review, I have been reflecting on the recent discussions on Scotland’s future possible independence. I wonder how many politicians, both sides of the border, are aware of the impact that a man by the name of John Knox has…

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