Chesterton: The Nightmare Goodness of God

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The dark side of the world's greatest literary optimist
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The dark side of the world's greatest literary optimist
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"Wood's critical retrieval of Chesterton's work demonstrates very clearly how worthwhile it remains to engage with Chesterton's most essential and provocative ideas."

--Fergus Kerr, Honorary Professor of Modern Catholic Theology at the University of St Andrews

"Who better to make sense of G. K. Chesterton's quarrel with secular humanism? Wood brilliantly helps us navigate the trail Chesterton blazed through our modern Inferno."

--Daniel McInerny, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Honors College, Baylor University

"Ralph Wood had given us an outstanding contribution to Chesterton scholarship, revealing both the depth of the author's intellect and the breadth of his imagination."

--Dale Ahlquist, President, American Chesterton Society

"The finest study of Chesterton in many years. It is precisely because Wood has not turned a blind eye to Chesterton's faults that he has succeeded so powerfully in demonstrating Chesterton's genius and continued importance for us today."

--David Bentley Hart, author of Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies

"Wood has triumphed once again. He shows how great Christian art is often paradoxically dark when conveying the light and he is a superb guide through the gloomy and yet glimmering wonderland of Chesterton's work."

--Joseph Pearce, Associate Professor of Literature, Ave Maria University and author of Wisdom of Innocence: A Life of G. K. Chesterton

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602581616
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: The Making of the Christian Imagination, #2
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 9.42 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author


Ralph C. Wood is University Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University. He is the author of Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South and Literature and Theology.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Man as Holy Monster: Christian Humanism, Evolution, and Orthodoxy
2. Patriotism and the True Patria: Distributism, Hymns, and Christendom in Dublin
3. Militarism and the Church Militant: Lepanto, Defense of World War I, and “The Truce of Christmas”
4. The Waning of the West and the Threat of Islam: The New Jerusalem and The Flying Inn
5. Tyrannical Tolerance and Ferocious Hospitality: The Ball and the Cross
6. The Bane and Blessing of Civilization: Torture, Democracy, and The Ballad of the White Horse
7. The Nightmare Mystery of Divine Action: The Man Who Was Thursday

Introduction 

1.      Man as Holy Monster: Christian Humanism, Evolution, and Orthodoxy

2.      Patriotism and the True Patria: Distributism, Hymns, and Christendom in Dublin

3.      Militarism and the Church Militant: Lepanto, Defense of World War I, and “The Truce of Christmas”

4.      The Waning of the West and the Threat of Islam: The New Jerusalem and The Flying Inn

5.      Tyrannical Tolerance and Ferocious Hospitality: The Ball and the Cross

6.      The Bane and Blessing of Civilization: Torture, Democracy, and The Ballad of the White Horse

7.      The Nightmare Mystery of Divine Action: The Man Who Was Thursday



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