Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton

Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton

by Joseph Pearce

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ISBN-13: 9781621640554
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 10/26/2015
Edition description: New softcover edition with new cover
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 691,498
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Joseph Pearce, director of the Aquinas Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College in Nashville, is the author of three books on Shakespeare, all published by Ignatius Press, and is the editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions of Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth. He is editor of the St. Austin Review (or StAR), a magazine of Christian culture and tradition published by St. Augustine’s Press.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Father of the Man 1

2 Soul in a Ferment 13

3 The Chesterblogg 31

4 The Chesterbelloc 47

5 Enter G. K. C. 65

6 Robert Browning and Father Brown 81

7 Heretics and Orthodoxy 94

8 Uncle Chestnut 112

9 The Chestershaw 126

10 Innocence and Wisdom 146

11 A Man Alive 162

12 Brothers in Arms 177

13 Magic and Miracles 193

14 The Shadow of Death 206

15 The Valley of Death 221

16 Life After Death 240

17 Word Made Flesh 262

18 Gratitude and Grief 277

19 Jongleur de Dieu 291

20 Wells and the Shallows 301

21 The Outline of Sanity 312

22 Daughter of Desire 328

23 Poland and Prophecy 341

24 Home and Homelessness 353

25 Rome and Romance 365

26 At Home in America 385

27 On Air in England 405

28 Dumb Ox and Donkey 422

29 Germany and Justice 436

30 Liberty and Exile 452

31 End of the Beginning 470

Notes 490

Index 517

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