Malcolm Muggeridge. A Third Testament.

“World-renowned philosopher, humorist, newspaper editor, and university rector, British writer Malcolm Muggeridge (1903–1990) is best known to American audiences for his book Something Beautiful for God (a classic biography of Mother Teresa that essentially introduced her to the West) and for his frequent appearances on Firing Line. A tart-tongued agnostic, Muggeridge was fascinated by the idea of faith, and eventually converted to Catholicism. But he never stopped searching or asking questions, which may explain his enduring appeal, which is often compared to that of his compatriots G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis.”

The Book

The Film

Saint Augustine, a headstrong young hedonist and speechwriter who turned his back on money and prestige in order to serve Christ…

Blaise Pascal, a brilliant scientist who warned people against thinking they could live without God…

William Blake, a magnificent artist and poet who pled passionately for the life of the spirit and foresaw the plight that materialism would usher in…

Soren Kierkegaard, a renegade philosopher who spent most of his life at odds with the church, and insisted that every person must find his own way to God…

Fyodor Dostoevsky, a debt-ridden writer and sometime prisoner who found, in the midst of squalor and political turmoil, the still small voice of God…

Leo Tolstoy, a grand old novelist who swung between idealism and depression, loneliness and fame–and a dual awareness of his sinfulness and God’s grace.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor whose writings–and agonized involvement in a plot to kill Hitler–cost him his life, but continue to inspire millions.

The Author: Often compared to G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis, British writer and television commentator Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990) is best known for having introduced Mother Teresa to the English-speaking world through his classic biography Something Beautiful for God. A tart-tongued agnostic for most of his life, Muggeridge converted to Catholicism at 80. But he never stopped asking questions, which surely explains his enduring appeal. —

On Darwinism

“I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it’s been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity that it has.”

Malcolm Muggeridge, The End of Christendom, But Not of Christ (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1980), pp. 5

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