Details

TitleOrthodoxy
AuthorG.K. Chesterton
ISBN0340656441
ImprintG.K. Chesterton Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback

Description

Chesterton The Man Who Knew Too Much capped his brilliant literary career with this exploration of right thinking, and how it led to his acceptance of the Christian faith Although this is a very personal account of his conversion, Chesterton makes it clear he came to a rational decision based upon his scholarly examination of Christianity s arguments, intending to provide a positive companion to the previous Heretics This is a reprint of the edition published by Dodd, Mead Company, and cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Reviews

jenn

Orthodoxy By G.K. Chesterton

I bought it because I heard this quote recently A child kicks its legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged They always say, Do it again and the grown ... (Sign in to see more)


G.M. Burrow

Orthodoxy By G.K. Chesterton

I have to think of Chesterton as happy nitroglycerin This book sends your head up into the clouds while driving your feet deep into the earth It spins you dizzier than you ve ever been, yet makes you walk straighter than you ve ever walked Read this first in 2007, again in 2011.


Shane Avery

Orthodoxy By G.K. Chesterton

It is with extreme reluctance that I condemn this work as worthless The person who recommended it to me is one whose opinion and learning I respect greatly.Chesterton seems to think although I m not entirely sure of anything in this book, inasmuch as the author refuses to write in anything but figur... (Sign in to see more)


Fr.Bill M

Orthodoxy By G.K. Chesterton

This is an absolute must for either Catholics or Protestants, as Chesterton addresses an aspect of mere Christianity it s profound and monumental common sensensicalness in a way that sparkles with wit, humor, and intellectual derring do.Incidentally, if you set yourself to reading it out loud, you w... (Sign in to see more)


John

Orthodoxy By G.K. Chesterton

imagine walking into a dangerous and violent bar with the biggest, baddest ufc champion ever to grace the octagon or walking into a house party with the hottest date ever or entering a church basketball tournament with an nba caliber ringer on your team i m guessing that s what it would have felt li... (Sign in to see more)


Owlseyes

Orthodoxy By G.K. Chesterton

And though St John the Evangelist saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators It was natural, perhaps, that a modern Marxian Socialist should not know anything about free will The new scientific society definitely discourages men from thinking a... (Sign in to see more)


Douglas Wilson

Orthodoxy By G.K. Chesterton

Superb Finished it again in January 2017.


Clare Cannon

Orthodoxy By G.K. Chesterton

A complex work of great scope that I will need to read a few times Chesterton uses metaphors to explain the meaning of his theses, and the reader must work to comprehend what they signify on different levels I find it amazing that this was first published in 1908 Its ideas refer to but are so indep... (Sign in to see more)


Jamie

Orthodoxy By G.K. Chesterton

I learned that the Orthodoxy of the Catholic faith is what keeps it and the world sane It calls to us from our fairy tales while at the same time appealing to our logic.I also learned why so many people, like C.S Lewis, Scott Hahn, and J.R.R Tolkien have made reference to G.K Chesterton he is brilli... (Sign in to see more)


Douglas Wilson

Orthodoxy By G.K. Chesterton

I first read this in 1975 It was a life saver then Not sure how many times I have read it since, but Nancy and I just finished reading it aloud together May 2013 Fantastic, as always.


Sign up to write a comment.