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Orthodoxy (Authentic Digital Classics Series)

eBook|Apr 2012
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) has been called "the ablest and most exuberant proponent of orthodox Christianity of his time." In this captivating classic, Chesterton offers a unique explanation of the essentials of the Christian faith, and of his own journey...

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) has been called "the ablest and most exuberant proponent of orthodox Christianity of his time." In this captivating classic, Chesterton offers a unique explanation of the essentials of the Christian faith, and of his own journey from scepticism to belief. Since its first publication in 1908, Orthodoxy has been a powerful factor in the conversion and spirituality of many leading Christian thinkers, including C S Lewis and Philip Yancey.

"It is constantly assumed, especially in our Tolstoian tendencies, that when the lion lies down with the lamb the lion becomes lamb-like... That is simply the lamb absorbing the lion instead of the lion eating the lamb. The real problem is - can the lion lie down with the lamb and still retain his royal ferocity? That is the problem the Church attempted; that is the miracle she achieved." - from Orthodoxy.

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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 353595
  • Product Code 9781780789569
  • ISBN 1780789564
  • EAN 9781780789569
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Koorong Books
  • Publication Date Apr 2012
  • DRM Free
  • Printable No
  • Size 0.19 MB (EPUB)

G K Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He 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 such as Orthodoxy and Heretics. 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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