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Personal theology from GKC
on 18 June 2012
G.K. Chesterton's output in the field of literature is prolific and well-known; his Father Brown stories are still read and loved today. Unlike C.S.Lewis, who claimed to have "smuggled Christianity" in his novels, Chesterton's philosophic take on Christianity s often explicit in his writing.
In The Thing: Why I am a Catholic, however,Chesterton writes personally (and episodically) about his Christian beliefs and his decision to enter the Catholic Church - and philosophically about the implications of his Catholicism in his own life and his world view.
Whether Christian or not, any reader interested in an empirical discussion about the relationship between belief and behaviour will find this thought-provoking. And, being by GKC, it is of course intelligently written. It is a fixture in my Kindle collection.