- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (1 Dec. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486437019
- ISBN-13: 978-0486437019
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,231,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" Whenever I feel my faith going dry again, I wander to a shelf and pick up a book by G.K. Chesterton."
--from the foreword by Philip Yancey, author of "What's So Amazing About Grace?" and "The Jesus I Never Knew
" My favorite on the list Ýof top 100 spiritual classics of the twentieth century¨ is Chesterton's "Orthodoxy." It offers wonderful arguments for embracing religious traditions, but it also has humor you don't typically find in religious writing."
--Philip Zaleski, author and journalist
Named by "Publisher's Weekly" as one of 10 " indispensable spiritual classics" of the past 1500 years.
"" Chesterton's most enduring book.... Charming."
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"Whenever I feel my faith going dry again, I wander to a shelf and pick up a book by G.K. Chesterton."
--Philip Yancey, author of What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew
"My favorite on the list [of top 100 spiritual classics of the twentieth century] is Chesterton's Orthodoxy. It offers wonderful arguments for embracing religious traditions, but it also has humor you don't typically find in religious writing."
--Philip Zaleski, author and journalist
Named by Publisher's Weekly as one of 10 "indispensable spiritual classics" of the past 1500 years.
"Chesterton's most enduring book.... Charming."
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The opening chapters show Chesterton dismantling what he saw as the heresies of the time: materialism, nihilism, and existentialism. He's done this before in his work `Heresies,' and he explains in his first chapter that `Orthodoxy' is a response to a criticism that in `Heresies' he attacks other systems of thought but does not state his own.
But first, he lays into the heresies with gusto, and his deconstruction of them is charged by the passion of his abhorrence with what he sees as the harm and potential harm of them - nothing less that the "suicide of thought" and a route to individual and corporate madness. There a relevance to this too when one reviews the resurgent scientific fundamentalism of our own day. It would be great to read a Chestertonian response to "The God Delusion!"
Chesterton goes on to trace the roots of his own faith in his intuitions of the world as a child, and how the truths in fairy stories point to wider spiritual truths. He then develops his arguments to describe how his Orthodox Catholic faith is the best rebuttal to the heresies of his day, and why the Christian faith alone gives universal satisfaction to the problems of existence.Read more ›
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