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Craig John

Craig, John (1512-1600), a Scottish reformer, who, after an education at St. Andrews, became a Dominican, and was imprisoned on a charge of heresy. He went abroad, and for some time performed the ordinary duties of his order, but after a study of Calvin's Institutes he became a Protestant, and was condemned by the Inquisition. The death of the Pope saved his life, as the mob broke open his prison, and he fled to Vienna where Maximilian II. protected him. He returned to Edinburgh, and was associated with John Knox in his work, and succeeded him in 1852 as leader of the Scottish Church. Among his works were The King's Confession (1581), Craig's Catechism (1592), and he had a share in producing the Second Book of Discipline.