The Select Practical Writings of John Knox

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Weight 1.12 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 × 5.75 × 1.05 in
ISBN 9781848711020
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Jun 1, 2011


General Theology, Prayer

Page Count


Original Pub Date

1572 (actually 1854)






Book Description

You are holding in your hands a rare and precious book. It contains the choicest practical writings of a man whom God used to transform his native country and bring it into the light and under the blessing of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and that in spite of constant opposition and grave personal danger.

The Works of John Knox, preserved in six large volumes, are virtually closed to all but the most scholarly students of history. However, thanks to the endeavours of the Rev. Thomas Thomson and the Free Church of Scotland Board of Publications, this book was compiled so that Knox might be put back into the hands of the people. Unabridged and unaltered, except for the updating of the ‘antiquated orthography’, one can read some of the most enduring of Knox’s practical writings. These include such works as his treatise on prayer, his ‘Fort for the Afflicted’- an exposition of the Sixth Psalm, his sermon on Christ’s temptation in the wilderness, and his notorious sermon on Isaiah 26: 13-20. Fifteen of Knox’s letters are also included at the end of the volume, twelve of which were addressed to his mother-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Bowes. In them the temper and character of Knox the pastor are clearly exhibited.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Preface vii
Knox and His Writings xiii
John Knox Timeline xxxiii
1 Treatise on Prayer 1
2 Letter to the Faithful in England 27
3 A Fort for the Afflicted, in an Exposition of Psalm 6:
Part I 67
Part II 81
4 A Comfortable Epistle 103
5 Letter to the Queen Regent 113
6 A Most Wholesome Counsel, Touching God’s Holy Word 123
7 Epistle to His Brethren in Scotland 131
8 Epistle to the Lords Professing the Truth in Scotland 147
9 Address to the Commonalty of Scotland 159
10 Sermon on Christ’s Temptation in the Wilderness 175
11 Answer to Some Questions on Baptism, etc 197
12 Sermon on Isaiah 26:13-20 207
13 To His Mother-in-law 249
14 To His Mother-in-law 252
15 To His Mother-in-law 255
16 To His Mother-in-law 257
17 To His Mother-in-law 259
18 To His Mother-in-law 261
19 To His Mother-in-law 262
20 To His Mother-in-law 265
21 To His Mother-in-law 268
22 To His Mother-in-law 274
23 From Scotland to His Mother-in-law 280
24 From Scotland to His Mother-in-law 282
25 To His Sister in Edinburgh 283
26 To His Sister in Edinburgh 287
27 To Mrs Guthrie, Janet Henderson 293



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