Another satirical essay ("Reunion All Round") mocked the fabled Anglican tolerance in the form of an appeal to the Anglican Church to absorb everyone from Muslims to atheists, and even Catholics after murdering Irish children and banning Irish marriage and reproduction.Knox was led to the Catholic Church by the English writer 's "Autobiography of a Soul".Knox's preaching inspired and incited Scotland to fight the Catholic Church; eventually the Pope's authority was abolished, as were the jurisdictions of the prelates, and celebration of the mass was made a crime.
Credited by Thomas Carlyle as the man who caused the people of Scotland to live, Knox was a key figure in the Scottish Reformation and the founder of Scottish Presbyterianism.
Considered by many to be responsible for Scotland's religious and political freedom, Knox was the author of many letters and pamphlets which attacked the Catholic Church, which he termed the "Antichrist," and its priests, "vermin of shavelings utterly corrupted." It was Knox's fervent belief that all worshipping and service invented by man without God's expressed commandment was idolatry; the Roman Catholic mass fit this criterion and so constituted idolatry.
Knox was inspired by Wishart and soon became a zealous Protestant.
From this point on most of Knox's life would be spent in violent opposition to the ruling powers about him.
Andrews, now prisoners of France, was written during his nineteen-month imprisonment.
Upon his release Knox traveled to England and preached there for five years.
Biographical Information The exact date of Knox's birth is unknown.
Although 1505 was generally believed to be the year of his birth, this date was challenged, and now 1514 is widely accepted as the correct date.
It records the conversations of the dons of Simon Magus, a fictional college, first in 1588, and then by fifty year intervals.
–1572 Scottish religious reformer, theologian, and historian.