The Walker Library: John Knox and the Reformation

Posted on October 16, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Every year at our church, Redeemer Church in White Settlement, Texas (Fort Worth), we celebrate Reformation Day on the last Sunday of October. Even though we are Baptists we celebrate this day because the Reformation brought many biblical doctrines back to the Church, restoring the gospel message to its New Testament purity. Learning a bit of church history and sound doctrine is a good thing. This year the topic is John Knox, the famous Scottish Prophet of the Reformation, so here are the books in my library that are helping me in my research. I have mixed in general Church Histories along with the specific books about Knox.

Bainton, Roland. The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. Beacon Press: Boston, 1952 (278pp.)

Baker, Robert A., Revised by John M. Landers. A Summary of Christian History. Broadman&Holman Publishers: Nashville, TN 1994, originally published in 1959. (435pp.)

Chadwick, Owen. The Penguin History of the Church 3: The Reformation. Penguin Books: London, 1964 (463pp.)

Dickens, A.G. The English Reformation. Schocken Books: New York, 1964 (374pp.)

Donaldson, Gordon. The Scottish Reformation. Cambridge University Press: London, 1960 (242pp.) Purchased 10-16-14 for Reformation Day at Redeemer Church, Fort Worth, TX.

Estep, William R. Renaissance & Reformation. William B. Eerdmans Publishing: Grand Rapids, MI 1986 (331pp.)

Heinze, Rudolph W. The Baker History of the Church, Reform and Conflict, chapter 9 “The Scottish Reformation and the Elizabethan Settlement), pp.226-254. Baker Books: Grand Rapids, MI 2005.

Howie, John. The Scots Worthies. The Banner of Truth Trust: Edinburgh, 1870, but originally published in 1775 (627pp.) Purchased 10-16-14 for Reformation Day at Redeemer Church, Fort Worth, TX.

Innes, A. Taylor, (1833-1912). John Knox. Bibliobazaar: Charleston, S.C. 2007, originally published in Scotland in 1896. (146pp.)

Knox, John. Edited by C.J. Guthrie. The Reformation in Scotland. The Banner of Truth Trust: Edinburgh, 1898 (364pp.) Purchased October 2007.

Knox, John. The Select Practical Writings of John Knox. Banner of Truth Trust: Edinburgh, 1845 (295pp.) October 2014 for Reformation Day at Redeemer Church, Fort Worth, TX.

Kuiper, B.K. The Church in History. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing and Christian Schools International: Grand Rapids, MI 1951 (412pp.)

Kyle, Richard G. and Johnson, Dale W. John Knox, An Introduction to His Life and Works. Wipf & Stock: Eugene, Oregon 2009 (208pp.) Read for Reformation Day 2014 at Redeemer Church, Fort Worth, TX. 09-26-14 to 10-15-14.

Lang, Andrew. John Knox and the Reformation. Wipf and Stock Publishers: Eugene, Oregon 2003, (281pp.) originally published in 1905 in Scotland.

Latourette, Kenneth Scott. A History of Christianity, Volume II: A.D. 1500-A.D. 1975, Revised Edition. Harper & Row, Publishers: New York, 1975 (1552pp.)

Lloyd-Jones, D.M. and Murray, Ian H. John Knox and the Reformation. The Banner of Truth Trust: Edinburgh, UK 2011 (130pp.) Read for Reformation Day at Redeemer Church, Fort Worth, TX. 09-15-14 to 09-18-14.

MacCulloch, Diarmaid. The Reformation, A History. Viking: New York, 2004 (792pp.)

Marshall, Rosalind K. John Knox. Berlinn Limited: Edinburgh, 2000 (244pp.) Read for Reformation Day at Redeemer Church, Fort Worth, TX. 09-15-14 to 09-25-14.

Mitchell, Alexander F. The Scottish Reformation. Black Oyster Publishing Company: 2012 but originally published ca. 1899. (236pp.) Purchased 10-16-14.

Payton, James R. Getting the Reformation Wrong, Correcting Some Misunderstandings. IVP Academic: Downers Grove, Illinois 2010 (272pp.)

Renwick, A.M. The Story of the Scottish Reformation. Christian Focus Publications: Fearn, Scotland 1960 (219pp.) Purchased 10-16-14 for Reformation Day at Redeemer Church, Fort Worth, TX.

Sheldon, Henry C. History of the Christian Church Volume 3 The Modern Church Part One. Hendrickson Publishers: Peabody, Maine, 1988, originally published in 1895 (612pp.)

Woodbridge, John D. and James III, Frank A. Church History Volume Two: From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day. Zondervan: Grand Rapids, MI 2013 (862pp.) This massive book is noted for not mentioning John Knox once and including a scant 2 pages on the reformation in Scotland; see pp.248-250.


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