Date / time
16 March, 7:00 pm
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Professor Jane Dawson (University of Edinburgh): The Radicalization of John Knox
Radicalization within a religious context excites much contemporary comment and it is sometimes forgotten this is not a new phenomenon. The experience of John Knox [1514/-15-1572] offers a particularly clear example of what provoked the process of radicalization, what were its products and its tangled consequences.
Professor Jane Dawson will be drawing upon some of the newly-discovered material in her forthcoming biography of Knox to discuss how his life was changed by what he called ‘Satan’s bloody claws’.