Friday, January 20, 2017

Neglected …

… The piety and wit of Monsignor Ronald Knox. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Then there are the humorous essays, one proving that ‘In Memoriam’ was written by Queen Victoria, another exploiting the comic heart of an entirely serious attempt by Prebendary George Townsend in 1850 to convert Pius IX to Protestantism. All Knox’s devotional works of popular theology, like The Creed in Slow Motion, are discounted because they only interest believers.

1 comment:

  1. I believe that I read the essays mentioned long ago. I have more recently read On Englishing the Bible, his reflections on the work of translation, and noticed it in .