American NT scholar who taught at Chicago University and Union Theological Seminary, New York. He wrote influential works on Paul in which he argued that the picture of the Church's growth and harmony in the Acts is not borne out by the primary source of Paul's letters—e.g. the bitterness (Gal. 2: 11 ff.), controversies (2 Cor. and Phil.). But Knox had a ‘high’ doctrine of the Church as the ‘extension’ of the Incarnation; ‘it is the embodiment of the new humanity’ in process of moving towards its completion.
Subjects: Biblical Studies.