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Written in a down-to-earth and familiar style, Orthodoxy nevertheless presents formal and scholarly arguments in the explanation and defense of the tenets underlying Christianity. Paradox and contradiction, Chesterton maintains, do not constitute barriers to belief; imagination and intuition are as relevant to the processes of thought and understanding as logic and rationality. "When ever we feel there is something odd in Christian theology," he observes, "we shall generally find that there is something odd in the truth." Chesterton defines his insights with thought-provoking analogies, personal anecdotes, and engaging humor, making his century-old book a work of enduring charm and persuasion.
In the most memorable collection of anecdotes about the national pastime ever assembled, Mike Shannon brings together never-before-told stories from baseball personalities Roger Maris, Ken Griffey, Jr., Pete Rose, Phil Rizzuto, Gaylord Perry, and many others. 20 illustrations. 224 pp. 40,000 print.
|A Note on the Text||11|
|I||Introduction in Defence of Everything Else||13|
|III||The Suicide of Thought||35|
|IV||The Ethics of Elfland||51|
|V||The Flag of the World||71|
|VI||The Paradoxes of Christianity||87|
|VII||The Eternal Revolution||109|
|VIII||The Romance of Orthodoxy||131|
|IX||Authority and the Adventurer||148|
Posted October 24, 2006
This book is great for fans of major league baseball. Mike Shannon has done a lot of research to bring the reader many great stories. He has stories anywhere from how Nolan Ryan pitched a record seven no-hitters to the seasons where Anthony Young had a 27 game losing streak. He has put in many funny stories and some meaningful ones too. The stories differ but they all have a common theme. All the stories told by these major leaguers show how the people who have fun with life come out on top. He shows how even in the worst situations people can find some good. The people who look for the positves usually end up doing better because of their great attitudes. I like how Mike Shannon found very interesting stories from major league players and did not just write down anything he heard. It is obvious that he took a lot of time to find the most intersting information to entertain the reader. I do not like how he used a lot of baseball 'slang' or terminology. It was alright for me because I play baseball and understood what he was saying. If you did not know baseball very well you might have been confused on some little things. If you are not a big baseball fan some parts of the book may not be as meaningful. If you are a baseball fanatic I would definitely recomend this book to you. Overall I would give the book a four. It did not apply to everybody but it was ment for baseball fans and it was great for the audiance it was intended for.
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Posted March 24, 2014
Baseball stories - they never get old!
Lots of behind the scenes tales here. Fun to read. Nothing too in depth but when baseball season is just starting and you want your jucies to start flowing - pick this up. Just a fun read.