Craig, John

Craig, John,

1512?–1600, Scottish minister of the Reformation. He joined the Dominican order, but through reading the Institutes of Calvin, he adopted Protestantism. Imprisoned at Rome for heresy, he escaped (1559) and went to Vienna, where he preached before Archduke Maximilian. Returning to Scotland in 1560, he shortly became the colleague of John Knox in Edinburgh. Chaplain to James VI after 1579, he was the author of the King's Confession (1581), upon which was based the National Covenant of 1638.


See Craig's Short Summe of the Whole Catechisme (1581, ed. by T. G. Law, 1883).

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MIDDLETON John Much loved Dad to Craig, John and Adele, like a Dad to Paul and Jen, Grandad to Olivia, Owen and Joshua.
Yvonne Anderson, Marion McClean, Valerie Craig, John Hobson, Keith Robinson, teacher Mrs Lawton; (third row): Christine Sykes, Sandra Smith, Bronwyn Moore, Margaret McClean, Katherine Carter, Elaine Beever, Elizabeth Stephenson, Susan Walker; (front row): Douglas Brooke, Graham Hirst, Peter Ditchfield, ?
I'm delighted to welcome Craig, John, Dorian, Andy and Laura to Futuremedia Learning.
DRIVING FORCE: From left are drivers Elaine Douglas and Peter Douglas, Peter Russell-Wilson, of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Egizia Crabbe, NEEC, David Nicholson, Nicholson's Transport, and John Craig, John Craig Associates now Stiller Academy
FANS: Mary Hore, Malachi and Betty Mahon at the recent Spa Well Hotel gig' SMILES: Bridget and Michael McHugh with Malachi after his appearance in the Spa Well' TO THE FOUR: Bridie Brennan, Malachi, Doreen O'Driscall and Seamus Kelly at the Spa Well' WELL, WELL: Malachi with Ann Kennelly' PICS: MARY DUNICAN' HANDY: Phyllis McGuinness with Malachi after the show' FAMOUS FIVE: Aidan, Kenny, Malachi, Ryan and Brian' GROUP HUG: Orla, Craig, John Burke, Bernie Daly, Ann Burke and star on the night, Malachi Cush after his recent performance in Dublin's Spa Well Hotel
Lions team-mates, including Billy McNeil, Jim Craig, John Clark, Bertie Auld, Bobby Lennox, Steve Chalmers, Tommy Gemmell and John Hughes, joined Johnstone's family in leading the mourners.
Among these converts were such influential preachers as Lewis and Elijah Craig, John Waller, James Chiles, David Thomas, and John Burrus.
But Craig, John and Ryan Giggs have all got to come back and they are all pretty special players to be competing with.
Richard Craig, John Coutts, Niall Mullen, substitute Kenny Coull and Michael Beattie struck for the home side.
With pack stalwart Charlie Cusani and centre Andy Craig leading the way Orrell scored six trys through Neil Kerfoot (2), Craig, John Broxson, Alistair Livesey and Cusani with Richard Welding tacking on two conversions and a penalty.
2 John Robertson, Asa Hartford, Tommy Craig, John O'Hare and Jim Forrest.
Photo: Majority Leader Trent Lott, left, and Singing Senato rs Larry Craig, John Ashcroft and Jim Jefford perform Thursday.