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Ronald Knox Collection

Ronald Knox was an interesting and controversial figure in the Catholic Church in England who broadcast about many subjects on British radio.

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"Birth of Our Lord"



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Ronald KnoxMonsignor Ronald Knox was a man of many talents. In addition to being a Catholic priest, he was a writer, broadcaster, scholar, Bible translator and theologian. Knox broadcast his thoughts about Christianity, Catholicism, history, and other subjects for several years on British radio. Before Orson Welles "War of the Worlds", Knox is believed to have perpetrated the first radio hoax though, like Welles, it was not intended to be a hoax but a performance.

The show, titled "Broadcasting from the Barricades", seemed very real as Knox interrupted a band performance from the Savoy Hotel with reports of a revolution in London. Interviews with people on the streets, lynchings of government officials and reports of bombings made the broadcast seem very real. Compounded by a snow storm that kept the newspapers from being delivered, the broadcast along with the lack of real news caused a minor panic.

Knox was born into a devout Anglican family (his father was Bishop of Manchester) and he, too, was ordained into the Anglican church as a priest. He was later appointed chaplain of Trinity College. Sometime between his ordination in 1912 and 1917, Knox experienced a conversion to the Catholic faith and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1918. Knox was an interesting man with fingers in many pies from translating religious texts to writing detective fiction. All of this wrapped up in a priest's collar. This collection contains religious sermons.

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  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    4 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 11 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 1 hours 11 minutes
      1. Ronald Knox 40-50's Birth of Our Lord.mp3
      2. Ronald Knox 40-50's Conversion of Newman.mp3
      3. Ronald Knox 40-50's Recollections of Chesterton.mp3
      4. Ronald Knox Translating the Bible.mp3
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    4 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 11 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 1 hours 11 minutes
      1. Ronald Knox 40-50's Birth of Our Lord.mp3
      2. Ronald Knox 40-50's Conversion of Newman.mp3
      3. Ronald Knox 40-50's Recollections of Chesterton.mp3
      4. Ronald Knox Translating the Bible.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    4 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 11 min

    Disc A001

    1. Ronald Knox 40-50's Birth of Our Lord
    2. Ronald Knox 40-50's Conversion of Newman
    3. Ronald Knox 40-50's Recollections of Chesterton

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    Disc A002

    1. Ronald Knox Translating the Bible

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