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Muggeridge, Malcolm (1903–1990)

  1. Thomas D. Watts

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0949

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Watts, T. D. 2011. Muggeridge, Malcolm (1903–1990). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

Abstract

Malcolm Muggeridge was a British author, journalist, satirist, and later in life Catholic convert and Christian apologist. His father was a prominent Labour Party councilor and, for a brief time, member of parliament. He attended Selhurst Grammar School and Selwyn College at Cambridge University, graduating in 1924 with a degree in natural sciences. He began his career as a teacher in India, later in Egypt, and at various times at the John Ruskin Central School, Croydon, where his father was chairman of the governors. He married, and later began his long journalistic career, first with the Manchester Guardian.

Keywords:

  • Muggeridge, Malcolm (1903–1990);
  • catholic convert and christian apologist;
  • exposure of brutal realities, soviet totalitarianism;
  • life paralleling that of St. Augustine, indulgence, secularism;
  • prose, and spirited lectures against secularism, materialism