"John Knox" by Jane Dawson

Sunday, 28 Feb 2016

"Knox's life's work can be summarized as his unshakable conviction that Scotland was a nation covenanted before God."
In her new biography of John Knox, Jane Dawson asks an insightful question: If Knox had died sooner than 1572, how would his career and character have been assessed? After all, a disappointed Knox, deep in "dolour," wished many times for death, and there were many occasions when Knox reasonably expected to die at the hands of his political or religious enemies. Knox tempted violence as a young man by theatrically carrying a claymore in the entourage of Scottish reformer George Wishart, cheated death as a French galley slave, survived clandestine journeys to and around Britain, ministered unflinchingly ...

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