Orthodoxy

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Cosimo, Inc., Sep 1, 2007 - Religion - 168 pages
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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).
 

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User Review  - Erik B. Cowand - Christianbook.com

Chesterton's reasoning in "Orthodoxy" is still relevant today as it was back in his time. This book is a must read as is the book right before this one: Heretics. Read full review

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User Review  - Rose Castanon - Christianbook.com

This book provide a lot of food for thought. My husband and I have read the book and have been viewing the EWTN "The Common Sense Apostle" - Chesterton. Orthodoxy is a wonderful presentation and ... Read full review

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Page 11 - The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.
Page 9 - Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic; I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

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