The Great Heresies

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Books for Libraries Press, 1938 - Religion - 277 pages
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User Review  - Roger Buck - Goodreads

Belloc at his best. A gift for my entire life ... I love this man. First, I have an extensive review here with long quotes: But more briefly: Belloc proves ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin Bensema - Goodreads

Hilaire Belloc writes on what he considers the five important heresies that the Catholic Church has faced. To me, the most interesting one was the classification of Islam as a heresy of Christianity ... Read full review

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Hilaire Belloc, 1870 - 1953 Hilaire Belloc was born in France in 1870, educated at Oxford, and naturalized as a British subject in 1902. Although he began as a writer of humorous verse for children, his works include satire, poetry, history, biography, fiction, and many volumes of essays. With his close friend and fellow Catholic, G. K. Chesterton, Belloc founded the New Witness, a weekly newspaper opposing capitalism and free thought and supporting a philosophy known as distributism. The pair was so close in thought and association that George Bernard Shaw nicknamed them Chesterbelloc. During his life, Belloc published over 150 books. Today, however, he is best remembered for only a few works, most notably his light verse, such as Cautionary Tales (1907) and A Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896). Belloc died in 1953 from burns caused when his dressing gown caught fire from the hearth.

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