Monsignor Ronald Knox is a unique figure in religious publishing history. A prolific speaker, author and translator, his death two years ago apparently cut off the flow of probably the most learned yet lucid and perceptive writing on the spiritual plane this century has known. In A Layman and His Conscience, Monsignor Knox leaves as inheritance to intelligent laymen serious about the salvation of their souls. The book represents the last efforts of this gifted author to pour out his experience for the benefit of laymen to whom he was giving retreats before he became too ill to continue in the active life. He writes on such topics as the ""Love of God"", ""The Presence of God"", ""The Holy Spirit"", ""The Rosary"", ""The Holy Eucharist"" and ""The New Law"". Here is a man of God who knew the time to meet His Maker was near, distilling a lifetime of experience into these reflections. A Layman and His Conscience is a spiritual legacy for men of good will by a man who willed to share his faith with all who wished to listen.