Religion: Primitive Mass

A slight Englishman with penetrating eyes and close-cropped, greying hair is hard at work this week lecturing and conducting a retreat at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. Few of Hobart's students have ever before seen anything quite like Dom Gregory Dix. For one thing, he is a monk of the Benedictine order in the Church of England.* For another, he is a scholar who began specializing in military diplomacy and became one of the world's leading experts on Christian liturgy.

Beautiful Fossil. At 23 Gregory Dix became a history don at Oxford, but after a couple of years the job began to...

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