All Things Considered

All Things Considered

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by G. K. Chesterton
     
 

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All Things Considered

By
G. K. Chesterton

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All Things Considered

By
G. K. Chesterton

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ISBN-13:
9781421893792
Publisher:
1st World Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox". Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out." For example, Chesterton wrote "Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it." Chesterton is well known for his reasoned apologetics and even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both liberalism and conservatism, saying, "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify such a position with Catholicism more and more, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius".

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All Things Considered 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read from one of the greatest wits of the century.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite a humorous read; you might have to look up some of the historical references to fully appreciate them, but his ideas on daily life are very, very um....true!
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