His Roman-Catholic faith has been an enduring part of the life and personality of William Buckley, Jr. Now, for the first time since his ground breaking God and the Man at Yale he has written a book about faith--his own.
Nearer, My God, An Autobiography of Faith is William Buckley's superbly written story of his life seen through his abiding love for the Catholic Church, a love instilled in him from childhood. He reminisces about his school days in England, his family, the affect the Lunn/Knox dialogue had on him, and examines many aspects of Catholicism and its theology, doctrine and liturgy and on the way discourses about Lourdes, the vernacular mass, the Church and the State, the Crucifixion, the priesthood, contraception as well as the many people who have assisted him on his life's journey. A remarkable, revealing book about one man and his faith.
William F. Buckley, Jr. was born in New York City in 1925. He graduated with honors from Yale University and taught and studied at Yale, the University of Mexico, and The New School for Social Research. In 1955 Mr. Buckley founded the conservative journal National Review. In 1962 he began his syndicated column, On the Right. Buckley began hosting his weekly television show Firing Line in 1966. By 1971 the program was carried coast to coast on the Public Broadcasting Service. When the show ended in December 1999, it was the longest-running television program in the U.S. featuring the same host. He won an Emmy Award for program achievement and the TV Guide Award for the Best Television Interviewer. Buckley died in 2008.