New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1932. 12 mo. (7 5/8 inches tall), original black cloth, original dust jacket. Minor offsetting to endpapers, small tape stain to upper corner of free front endpaper, minor foxing, mild toning to spine, small chip to bottom of back panel of dust jacket. Very good indeed. Item #1343
"THE FIRST GREAT CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIAN AND MISSIONARY"
First American edition of Wilfrid Knox's Life of St. Paul—a popular biography of "the first great Christian theologian and missionary." With a frontispiece illustration ("Scenes from the Life of St. Paul") and complete in the original dust jacket. An excellent copy.
Wilfred Knox was the third of the four celebrated Knox brothers (Edmund, Dillwyn, and Ronald), the sons of Edmund Knox (Bishop of Manchester). A prominent Anglo-Catholic apologist, Knox was active in the Oratory of the Good Shepherd and it is said that Wilfred was the closest to Ronald. Wilfred's long interest in the Hellenistic origins of Christianity inspired his best-known work, St. Paul and the Church of Jerusalem (1925), "the one by which fellow historians and theologians remember him" (Penelope Fitzgerald). Published in the United States as part of the Appleton Biographies series. Fitzgerald. The Knox Brothers.