Heretics (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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• Heretics" is a classic piece of religious exposition which focuses on the era's "heretics": those who pride themselves on their superiority to conservative views. G.K. Chesterton's companion volume to Orthodoxy asseses such artists and writers as Kipling, Shaw, Wells, and Whistler with the author's characteristic wisdom and good humor.
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Heretics (Illustrated)

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Overview

• Heretics" is a classic piece of religious exposition which focuses on the era's "heretics": those who pride themselves on their superiority to conservative views. G.K. Chesterton's companion volume to Orthodoxy asseses such artists and writers as Kipling, Shaw, Wells, and Whistler with the author's characteristic wisdom and good humor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781300177760
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 9/9/2012
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,054,834
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) better known as G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as 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."

Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and for his reasoned apologetics. 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 Progressivism 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 this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius." Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, John Henry Cardinal Newman, and John Ruskin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2010

    Excellent in places, but Othodoxy is Chesterton's best

    This was scanned in, so errors appear about once every five lines, still readable however. If you have not read Chesterton, read his Orthodoxy. Heretics is a collection of his critiques of his commtemporary thinkers, many of whom may not be famikiar to you.r

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