Chesterton And Evil / Edition 1

Chesterton And Evil / Edition 1

by Mark Knight
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823223094

ISBN-13: 9780823223091

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Fordham University Press

In the engaging Chesterton and Evil, Mark Knight offers a compelling analysis of the increasingly marginalized, but undoubtedly influential Gilbert Keith Chesterton and his late 19th and early 20th century fiction. In his Autobiography Chesterton observed: Perhaps, when I eventually emerged as a sort of theorist, and was described as an Optimist, it was because

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In the engaging Chesterton and Evil, Mark Knight offers a compelling analysis of the increasingly marginalized, but undoubtedly influential Gilbert Keith Chesterton and his late 19th and early 20th century fiction. In his Autobiography Chesterton observed: Perhaps, when I eventually emerged as a sort of theorist, and was described as an Optimist, it was because I was one of the few people in that world of diabolism who really believed in devils.Arguing that a serious analysis of the nature of evil is at the center of his fiction, Chesterton and Evil offers an exciting, new interdisciplinary reading of Chesterton's work, and provides a means of locating it among important theological and cultural concerns of his age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823223091
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Studies in Religion and Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2The 1890s, detective fiction, and the nature of evil29
3Creation and the grotesque59
4Nothingness, solipsism, and the grotesque88
5Confession, the church, and the problem of evil125

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