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Knox, John (I)
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(1514 [?], Haddington, East Lothian – Nov 24, 1572, Edinburgh). As a theologian and church politician, Knox shaped the introduction of Protestantism to Scotland. Little is known about his background, youth, and intellectual development. Knox himself said nothing about these matters. After his studies, probably in St. Andrews, and his ordination to the priesthood (c. 1536), he initially worked as a notary and private tutor in the service of nobility in Lothian who sympathized with …

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Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “Knox, John (I)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11920>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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