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The Eucharistic Semons of Ronald Knox

Hoctor, Shane P. (2013) The Eucharistic Semons of Ronald Knox. Master of Theology (major thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.


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From 1926 Monsignor Ronald Knox preached an annual sermon on the Feast of Corpus Christi in Corpus Cristi Church, Maiden Lane, in London. Twenty-six of these sermons were originally published in two volumes: the first, Heaven And Charing Cross, contained nine sermons, and second, The Window In The Wall, contained twenty semons of which three of the first collection were republished. All the sermons were later collected by Fr Philip Caraman SJ who edited The Pastoral Semons Of Ronald A. Knox, one of three volumes of Knox's collected sermons published after his death.
This paper will examine these Maiden Lane Semons. The brief biography which begins the discussion will show that from his school days, the Euycharist was firmly a part of his life and spirituality. Indeed he accepted the Catholic belief of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist while still an Anglican.
In treating of the sermons, some background into Knox's preaching style, and the certain, and possible sources, for the Maiden Lane semons will be given.
The individual analysis of each sermon, and then the general concluson, in the light of three Eucharistic themes which have not always been evident in Eucharistic theology, will show the depth and consistency of Knox's thought, his grounding in Scripture and Tradition, his practical and encouraging advice for spiritual development, and the relevance of the sermons for contemporary Eucharistic devotion.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (major thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Ronald Knox, Eucharistic Semons, Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Experimental Development
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2013 03:07
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 03:07
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1243

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