Monsignor Ronald Knox: Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and Protonotary Apostolic to His Holiness Pope Pius XII, Compiled from the Original Sources (Classic Reprint)

Monsignor Ronald Knox Fellow of Trinity College Oxford and Protonotary Apostolic to His Holiness Pope Pius XII Compiled from the Original Sources Classic Reprint Excerpt from Monsignor Ronald Knox Fellow of Trinity College Oxford and Protonotary Apostolic to His Holiness Pope Pius XII Compiled From the Original Sources Ronald Knox lacked only longevity to be

  • Title: Monsignor Ronald Knox: Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and Protonotary Apostolic to His Holiness Pope Pius XII, Compiled from the Original Sources (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Evelyn Waugh
  • ISBN: 9781331800309
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from Monsignor Ronald Knox Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and Protonotary Apostolic to His Holiness Pope Pius XII, Compiled From the Original Sources Ronald Knox lacked only longevity to be a national figure Had he lived to be eighty he would, most unwillingly, have found himself assumed into that odd circle of ancient savants and charlatans whom the SovereignExcerpt from Monsignor Ronald Knox Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and Protonotary Apostolic to His Holiness Pope Pius XII, Compiled From the Original Sources Ronald Knox lacked only longevity to be a national figure Had he lived to be eighty he would, most unwillingly, have found himself assumed into that odd circle of ancient savants and charlatans whom the Sovereign delights to honour and the popular press treats with some semblance of reverence He died at sixty nine still essentially a private person This book, I surmise, will prove to be the forerunner of many weightier studies of him Its primary purpose is to tell the story of his exterior life, not to give a conspectus of his thought still less to measure his spiritual achievements His published works provide abundant material for research and criticism by specialists in many subjects Here I have attempted to give the essential biographical facts they will need How do I come to be writing it the reader may ask In 1950 Ronald asked if he might appoint me in his will as his sole literary executor There was not much than fifteen years between us the clergy are notoriously longer lived than the laity I did not think it likely my services would be needed But he put my name down and left it there One of my duties was to appoint his official biographer He was himself one of Hilaire Belloc s literary executors and, three years later, when we were discussing the choice of Belloc s biographer, I raised the question of his own Yes, I suppose someone will want to write something, he said without enthusiasm He had grown up in a tradition by which everyone had some literary commemoration, even the men of twenty who were killed in battle, and he regarded the attention of a biographer as an inevitable concomitant of death like that of the coffinmaker and grave digger Later he spoke of writing his autobiography Until the end of 1956 it did not occur to me that I should outlive him early in 1957 it seemed probable that I would do so, and I conceived the ambition of attempting the portraits myself About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooks This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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    1. This is a scholarly biography of Knox, although Waugh's deft literary hand means that its learning and research is worn lightly. Its subject is perhaps today somewhat obscure outside of Catholic circles, but Knox, who lived from 1888 to 1957, played a significant role in British Christianity and in public intellectual life.Knox was for most of his life based in Oxford, and his output included light novels (particularly detective fiction), theological works, and translations - most famously, a tr [...]

    2. I was surprised to find that Ihad to add this book since was unable to located it for me. I had encountered Ronald Knox's name in so many of the things I was reading that I decided to find a biography to learn more. His father was a bishop in the Church of England so it was rather scandalous when Knoxed "poped" as they used the word "pope" as a verb in early 20th century in England referring to someone converting to Roman Catholicism. Know as a priest in the Church of England for several years, [...]

    3. Couldn't handle it. Sorry. I tried but there are things I'm not up to. I even tried one of Knox' detective stories. Let's put it his way: Knox was not a great writer.

    4. Excellent biography of an important figure in the history of the church in England and as it's by Waugh it's well written.

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