The Church in Bondage. Ronald Knox.
The Church in Bondage
The Church in Bondage
The Church in Bondage
The Church in Bondage

The Church in Bondage

London: The Society of SS Peter & Paul, 1914. First edition. Octavo (9 inches tall), original white cloth decorated in yellow. Bookplates to front pastedown, offsetting to free endpapers, bump to lower front corner, trace of soiling to bright boards. A near-fine copy. Item #301

"SHE IS CALLED THE STAR OF THE MORNING, BECAUSE IN HER SHONE THE FIRST BEAM OF HEAVENLY LIGHT THAT HERALDED THE RISING OF THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS" First edition of the first collection of Ronald Knox's sermons, published two years after his ordination as an Anglican priest. Ronald Knox was born into the Church of England (his father was the Anglican bishop of Manchester) but he became increasingly immersed in Anglo-Catholic ritualism. Under the influence of R. H. Benson and G K. Chesterton, Knox converted to Catholicism in 1917 and become a priest in 1918. The Church in Bondage was published by The Society of SS Peter & Paul, the Anglo-Catholic publishing house in the Anglo-papalist tradition. This collection of sermons consists of: Naboth's Vineyard in Pawn, The Thirtieth of January, The Forward Movement, The Religion of the Tabernacle, The People's Home, Sexagesima, Half-Shares, Foreign Missions, A Protestant Minister, Mary in XXXIX Articles. Bound with the Society's catalogue of titles and prefaced by a mission statement: "The Society of SS Peter & Paul was founded in 1910 for the purpose of publishing Liturgical Works for the English Church in the best manner possible. The enthusiastic reception which has been accorded by many priests and influential laymen, coupled with the adverse criticisms of those whose sympathy with Catholic liturgiology may best be described as imperfect, has emboldened the Society to extend its original purpose."

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