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Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

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This book is meant to be a companion to "Heretics," and to put the positive side in addition to the negative. Many critics complained of the book called "Heretics" because it merely criticised current philosophies without offering any alternative philosophy. This book is an attempt to answer the challenge. It is unavoidably affirmative and therefore unavoidably

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This book is meant to be a companion to "Heretics," and to put the positive side in addition to the negative. Many critics complained of the book called "Heretics" because it merely criticised current philosophies without offering any alternative philosophy. This book is an attempt to answer the challenge. It is unavoidably affirmative and therefore unavoidably autobiographical. The writer has been driven back upon somewhat the same difficulty as that which beset Newman in writing his Apologia; he has been forced to be egotistical only in order to be sincere. While everything else may be different the motive in both cases is the same. It is the purpose of the writer to attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian Faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it. The book is therefore arranged upon the positive principle of a riddle and its answer. It deals first with all the writer's own solitary and sincere speculations and then with all the startling style in which they were all suddenly satisfied by the Christian Theology. The writer regards it as amounting to a convincing creed. But if it is not that it is at least a repeated and surprising coincidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012691316
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
01/17/2011
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
500,063
File size:
374 KB

Meet the Author

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was a British author, philosopher, and Christian apologist. He wrote a number of influential religious works including THE EVERLASTING MAN and ORTHODOXY. He was also an accomplished fiction writer, penning the acclaimed FATHER BROWN series of mysteries.

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Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't comment on the book (words), but this electronic edition has no TOC and will only let you go page to page. Ie if you want to get to the fourth chapter, guess what page it's on and start out on that page! Also, the paragraphs run together in some cases (I was reading side by side with a paper copy in a few spots for the first chapter). To make the process even more interesting, it starts out page 1, 3, 8, etc. It appears as though the whole thing is there, but it is paginated in a very awkward way. I am very frustrated! Wouldn't have purchased this one if I knew this prior.
drmike58 More than 1 year ago
Great writing. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and Chesterton's approach.
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