, Sep 1, 2007
- 168 pages
Originally published in 1908, Orthodoxy is a companion book for Chesterton's Heretics. In this volume, considered a classic example of Christian apologetic writing, Chesterton answers his detractors by providing his own philosophy for living a Christian life. By necessity, he says, the book must begin with how he came to believe and follow the development of his own faith. Only then could his words seem sincere. Christianity, as Chesterton views it, is the perfect answer to every one of humanity's great questions. Christians and spiritual seekers will find Chesterton's ruminations an engaging and interesting read. English writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) was an accomplished author in many disciplines, including poetry, journalism, and fiction. His witty, humorous style earned him the title of the "prince of paradox." He wrote 80 books-and nearly 4,000 essays-on a variety of topics, the most popular being The Man Who Was Thursday (1908).