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George William Knox


George William Knox, D.D., LL.D. was an American Presbyterian theologian and writer, born at Rome, New York.


Knox, George William was born on August 11, 1853 in Rome, New York, United States. Son of William Eaton (Doctor of Divinity) and Alice Woodward (Jenckes) K.


He graduated from Hamilton College in 1874 and from Auburn Theological Seminary in 1877, after which he went as a missionary to Japan, where he was professor of homiletics in Tokyo and professor of philosophy and ethics at the Imperial University of Tokyo.


Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1877. Was in missionary work in Japan, and professor homiletics, Union Theological Seminary, Tokio, and professor philosophy and ethics, Imperial U., Japan. Pastor Rye, New York.

Lecturer on apologetics, 1897-1899, professor philosophy and history of religion, since 1899, Union Theological Seminary, New New York Nathaniel Taylor lecturer, Yale, 1903. Lecturer history of religion, 1905-1906. Union Seminary lecturer in India, China, Japan, 1911-1912.

Trustee Hamilton College, since 1910. Vice president. Asiatic Society of Japan, 1891-1892. Order of the Rising Sun, 1908.

Author: (in English) A Japanese Philosopher, 1893 (Asiatic Society of Japan). Autobiography of Arai Hakuseki, 1902 (Asiatic Society of Japan). The Christian Point of View (with professors Francis Brown and A. C. McGiffert, 1902.

Japanese Life in Town and Country, 1904. The Development of Religion in Japan, 1907. The Religion of Jesus, 1909.



Married Anna Caroline Holmes, May 11, 1877.

William Eaton Knox

Anna Caroline Holmes