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In Art, Books, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Faith, God, History, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Science, Spirituality, Theology on May 28, 2007 at 07:00

Why ‘Scriptorium’? Why ‘Marcus Apollo’?  

To all and sundry, Marcus Apollo is a prelate-diplomat in Walter Miller’s sci-fi masterpiece, A Canticle for Leibowitz.  <spoilers follow>  He appears in only 2 scenes in the novel, but is, nonetheless, convincingly enfleshed as a witty, sophisticated priest with a penchant for serious debate and practical humor, and who is martyred when the ruler of his host country Texarkana launches a schism a la Henry VIII.  Read the rest of this entry »