New York: Sheed & Ward, 1949-1950. First editions. Two volumes. Octavo, original grey cloth and original green cloth, original dust jackets. Several early passages in The Creed underlined in pencil. A near-fine pair, rarely seen together. Item #49
"SERMON-TIME MAKES EXACTING CLAIMS ON THE PARISH PRIEST. YEAR AFTER YEAR, SUNDAY AFTER SUNDAY, HE WATCHES, FROM HIS PULPIT, THE SAME CONGREGATION SETTLE DOWN INTO ITS ATTITUDE OF DEFENSIVE REPOSE" First American editions of two of three of Knox's "Slow Motion" books for lay audiences. These collections of sermons were prepared for publication in the wake of the success of The Mass in Slow Motion (1948). The Creed in Slow Motion is "an exposition, clause by clause, of the Apostles' Creed." The Creed in Slow Motion with an Author's Note: "The sermons of which this book is composed were delivered to the girls at the Assumption Convent (now at Exton, Rutland) when they were evacuated to Aldenham Park, Bridgnorth, during the late war." The Gospel in Slow Motion with a Preface by Knox, dated "Mells, 1950." Approbations.