Anthony Grafton: In the Catacombs
30 July 2014
Show More Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs by Paul Koudounaris.
Thames and Hudson, 189 pp., £18.95, September 2013, 978 0 500 25195 9Show More
“... the earliest believers and the sadder but wiser religiosity of the moderns; to see, perhaps, the possibility of living an ancient life. We do not know whether Hugh Latimer really said to his friend NicholasRidley, when the two were burned at Oxford in October 1555, ‘Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust ...”