During the WWII bombing of London, Ronald Knox—a priest, radio personality, detective novelist, scholar, and Catholic convert—found himself the chaplain of a girls’ school where students were being sheltered. When his existing homilies were exhausted, Knox began to write new ones for his students based on the Apostles’ Creed. The homilies were so well-received that they were later published as The Creed in Slow Motion.
With resurgent interest in the life and writings of Knox, as well as the changes to the English translation of the Creed, the new edition of this classic could not be more timely. Knox’s unpacking of the Apostles’ Creed provides an accessible, loving, and witty example of Anglo-Catholic thought at its best.
Ronald Knox will instruct, edify, and challenge you.
—Rev. Milton Walsh, author of Second Friends: C.S. Lewis and Ronald Knox in Conversation
Through an odd set of circumstances, Msgr. Ronald Knox found himself chaplain to a group of high school girls during the Second World War. To these teenagers, he preached a series of sermons on the Creed, and they are a miracle of clarity, simplicity, depth, and spiritual perception. This edition will prove invaluable to anyone interested in preaching, catechesis, and apologetics. Knox’s essays are a model of how to proclaim the faith boldly and intelligently.
—Rev. Robert Barron, author of The Priority of Christ: Toward a Postliberal Catholicism
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Monsignor Ronald Knox (1888–1957) was born in Leicestershire, England, to a leading Anglican family and was educated at Eton and Balliol. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1912 and was made chaplain of Trinity College, Oxford. In 1917 Knox converted to Catholicism, a decision heavily influenced by his close friendship with G. K. Chesterton. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1918 and in 1936 was commissioned by the English Catholic hierarchy to translate the Latin Vulgate version of the Bible into contemporary English. Knox died on August 24, 1957, and was buried in Westminster Cathedral.