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Orthodoxy

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Publisher Comments:

Chesterton's timeless exploration of the essentials of Christian faith and of his pilgrimage to belief (more than 750,000 copies sold in the Image edition) is now reissued with an incisive Introduction by bestselling author Philip Yancey.

For G.K. Chesterton, orthodoxy carries us into the land of romance, right action, and revolution. In Orthodoxy, a classic in religious autobiography, he tells of his pilgrimage there by way of the doctrines of Christianity set out in the Apostles' Creed.

Where science seeks to explain all things in terms of calculation and necessary law, Chesterton argues on behalf of the Christian doctrines of mystery and free will. Sanity, he says, belongs to the poet who accepts the romance and drama of these beliefs rather than to the logician who does not. This sanity is not static. It does not mean merely learning the right doctrines and then lapsing into a refined meditation on them. Chesterton dismisses such an inactive belief as "the greatest disaster of the nineteenth century." For him, right thinking is a waste without right action.

For Chesterton the populist, political ction often spells revolution. He discovers in the doctrines of original sin and the divinity of Christ ever-present seedbeds of revolt in the face of the tyrannies of money and power.

Synopsis:

A masterpiece of intellectual clarity and literary elegance, Orthodoxy is widely regarded as one of the greatest works of spirituality in recent history. First published in 1908, it describes how Chesterton came to view Roman Catholicism as the way to satisfy his personal needs while allowing him to live happily in society.

Synopsis:

Chesterton's classic explanation of the essentials of the Christian faith and of his pilgrimage to belief. Written in 1908, it displays all the intellectual clarity and literary skill of one of this century's greatest and most thoughtful authors.

About the Author

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English journalist, poet, biographer, historian, debater, radio personality, and novelist. One of the literary giants of the twentieth century, Chesterton constantly participated in public life, debating George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells, and maintaining on-going witty arguments with leading journalists and critics of his time. He is the author of more than 100 books on a wide variety of subjects; he is best known for his much-loved Father Brown series of detective stories and this apologetic classic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385015363
Introduction:
Yancey, Philip
Publisher:
Image
Introduction by:
Yancey, Philip
Introduction:
Yancey, Philip
Author:
Chesterton, G. K.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Theology and philosophy
Subject:
Theology - General
Subject:
Orthodox eastern church
Subject:
Theology - Apologetics
Subject:
Apologetics
Subject:
Christianity -- Essence, genius, nature.
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Apologetics
Subject:
Christian Theology - Apologetics
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Subject:
christianity;religion;theology;apologetics;philosophy;christian;catholicism;non-fiction;catholic;chesterton;classics;essays;faith;autobiography;british;christian living;biography;classic;literature;religious;christian classics;orthodoxy;doctrine;20th cent
Subject:
christianity;religion;theology;apologetics;philosophy;christian;catholicism;non-fiction;catholic;chesterton;classics;essays;faith;autobiography;british;christian living;biography;classic;literature;religious;christian classics;orthodoxy;doctrine;20th cent
Subject:
christianity;religion;theology;apologetics;philosophy;christian;catholicism;non-fiction;catholic;chesterton;classics;essays;faith;autobiography;british;christian living;biography;classic;literature;religious;christian classics;orthodoxy;doctrine;20th cent
Subject:
christianity;religion;theology;apologetics;philosophy;christian;catholicism;non-fiction;catholic;chesterton;classics;essays;faith;autobiography;british;christian living;biography;classic;literature;religious;christian classics;orthodoxy;doctrine;20th cent
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Image Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Image Classics
Series Volume:
102
Publication Date:
19910731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A masterpiece of intellectual clarity and literary elegance, Orthodoxy is widely regarded as one of the greatest works of spirituality in recent history. First published in 1908, it describes how Chesterton came to view Roman Catholicism as the way to satisfy his personal needs while allowing him to live happily in society.
"Synopsis" by , Chesterton's classic explanation of the essentials of the Christian faith and of his pilgrimage to belief. Written in 1908, it displays all the intellectual clarity and literary skill of one of this century's greatest and most thoughtful authors.
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