Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

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Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Christian Classics Ethereal Library, [199-?]
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fledge
Dec 27, 2016

In Christianity, Chesterton found why his mind could run free as the wind, and why we can write poetry. This is a work of apologetics, but not of the abstract, systematic style. Not to my taste, but it’s nice to see a man who needed the wild truth. Chesterton was preoccupied, it seems to me, by contradiction, paradox, and antinomy, which makes for some very striking insights, but it can be overdone.

patienceandfortitude Aug 22, 2012

Overall I enjoyed reading this book, although I think the intended audience was for those who are agnostic or atheistic and very intellectual. I am a believer and not my faith is not centered in my mind as much as my heart. At times Chesterton was very funny and when he spoke of Christ he was moving and insightful.

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neherring
Jul 18, 2011

Excellent! One of my all time favorites. Chesterton has a way of describing things in a new way that is phenomenal. Dense at times, but worth the effort.

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neherring
Jul 18, 2011

"A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed." (p 27)

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evandertogt
Nov 13, 2010

"It is constantly assured, especially in our Tolstoyan tendencies, that when the lion lies down with the lamb the lion becomes lamb-like. But that is brutal annexation and imperialism on the part of the lamb. That is simply the lamb absorbing the lion instead of the lion eating the lamb. The real problem is - Can the lion lie down with the lamb and still retain his royal ferocity? That is the problem the Church attempted; that is the miracle she achieved."
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