The (Non-)Christian Knight in Malory: A Contradiction in Terms?

  title={The (Non-)Christian Knight in Malory: A Contradiction in Terms?},
  author={Dorsey Armstrong},
  pages={30 - 34}
An analysis of the figures of Sir Palomides and Sir Galahad in Malory's Morte Darthur reveals that both the non-Christian and the ultra-Christian knight pose similar threats to the Arthurian social order. 
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