Knox, John (2), Dd

Knox, John (2), D.D., an American divine of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born in 1790 near Gettysburgh, Pa., graduated at Dickinson College in 1811, studied theology under Dr. John M. Mason in New York, was licensed to preach by the Associate Reformed Presbyter- of Philadelphia in 1815, became pastor of the Collegiate Reformed Dutch Church, New York, in 1816, and remained there until his death in 1858. This brief chronological record covers the life and ministry of one of the most eminent and useful of American pastors. Without the rare gift of popular eloquence, he was remarkable for clearness of thought and purity of diction, for comprehensive and instructive discourses, and for practical usefulness. The best designation of his character is that of its completeness. He was a judicious counsellor, a safe guide, a devout believer, and a model pastor. In the ecclesiastical assemblies of the Church he was often a conspicuous leader. In the American Tract Society, with which he was for many years closely identified as a member of its executive committee, he did much to shape the policy and direct the publications of that grand catholic institution. He was active in many other public charities of the country. Dr. Knox published a number of occasional sermons, among which, those on "Parental Responsibility" and on "Parental Solicitude" are worthy of particular notice. He was also the author of several useful tracts and addresses, and was a frequent contributor to the religious newspapers. He was, in respect of piety, a very Barnabas, "a son of consolation," "full of faith and of the Holy Ghost." — Memorial Sermon, by Dr. Thomas De Witt; Sprague, Annals, vol. ix. (W. J. R. T.)

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