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The Wine of Certitude - A Literary Biography of Ronald Knox

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Catalog Code: WINCE-P

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A well written and in-depth overview of the life and literary accomplishments of Ronald Knox, the famous Catholic convert and apologist from England who was a major figure in the English Catholic literary revival in the first half of the twentieth century. Rooney presents a look at the full range of Knox’s writings including his apologetics, detective fiction, satire and other genres, offering an intellectual portrait that is fascinating and engaging. He includes a heavy dose of sample writings from Knox throughout the book that gives it a kind of mosaic approach, and makes the works and the person of Knox emerge from the pages in vivid and lively way.

Table of Contents:

A Priestly Walk
The Journey Home
Tracts for the Twenties
The Body in the Trunk
Parodies Gained
A Guide for the Perplexer
A.L. to R.A.K.
The Water of Conviction
Odds and Ends and Armageddon
The Timeless Word
Sermons and Retreats: No Man but Jesus Only



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