Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy is an exploration of G.K. Chesterton's imaginative and spiritual development, from his early childhood in the 1870s to his intellectual maturity in the first decade of the twentieth century. William Oddie draws extensively on Chesterton's unpublished letters and notebooks, his journalism, and his early classic writings. - ;On the publication of Orthodoxy in 1908, Wilfrid Ward hailed G.K. Chesterton as a prophetic figure whose thought was to be classed with that Burke, Butler, Coleridge, and John Henry Newman. When Chesterton died in 1936, T.S. Eliot pr.
If G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy is, as he called it, a 'slovenly autobiography,' then we need more slobs in the world. In his classic Orthodoxy, Chesterton argues that people in western society need a life of 'practical romance, the combination of something that is strange with something that is secure. We need so to view the world as to combine an idea of wonder and an idea of welcome.' Chesterton's Orthodoxy does well in combining the wonder with the welcome, making Christian apologetics both compelling and delightful.
Heaven help the murderer who crosses paths with G.K. Chesterton's cassocked crime-solver, Father Brown. Despite his absentminded air, the kindly priest always manages to confound criminals with his inescapable logic and keen understanding of the human condition. Often joined by his friend, thief turned private investigator Hercule Flambeau, Father Brown unravels devious schemes in 1920s England.
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