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G K Chesterton Theologian

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The brilliance of Chesterton explored and how Christians can rediscover their faith through his writings. Chesterton, one of the great converts of the twentieth century, draws us directly into an encounter with the Word of God, showing us the faith of the Church as most of us have never seen it before. Fr. Nichols has gathered the most powerful theological passages from the many works of Chesterton, and included his own concise explanations of the keen and sometimes surprising ways they illuminate the most profound questions ever asked by man.

Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians

Author : Alison Milbank
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This book takes Chesterton's 'natural theology' through fairytales seriously as a theological project appropriate to an intellectual attempt to return to faith in a secular age. It argues that Tolkien's fiction makes sense also as the work of a Catholic writer steeped in Chestertonian ideas and sharing his literary-theological poetics. While much writing on religious fantasy moves quickly to talk about wonder, Milbank shows that this has to be hard won and that Chesterton is more akin to the modernist writers of the early twentieth-century who felt quite dislocated from the past. His favoured tropes of paradox, defamiliarization and the grotesque have much in common with writers like T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and James Joyce and their use of the demotic as well as the 'mythic method'. Using Chesterton's literary rhetoric as a frame, the book sets out to chart a redemptive poetics that first decentres the reader from his habitual perception of the world, then dramatizes his self-alienation through the grotesque, before finding in that very alienation a sort of pharmakon through paradox and an embrace of difference. The next step is to change one's vision of the world beyond the self through magic which, paradoxically, is the means by which one can reconnect with the physical world and remove the fetishism and commodification of the object. Chesterton's theology of gift is the means in which this magic becomes real and people and things enter into reciprocal relations that reconnect them with the divine.

All Things Considered

Author : G. K. Chesterton
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THE CASE FOR THE EPHEMERAL COCKNEYS AND THEIR JOKES THE FALLACY OF SUCCESS ON RUNNING AFTER ONE'S HAT THE VOTE AND THE HOUSE CONCEIT AND CARICATURE PATRIOTISM AND SPORT. AN ESSAY ON TWO CITIES. FRENCH AND ENGLISH THE ZOLA CONTROVERSY OXFORD FROM WITHOUT WOMAN THE MODERN MARTYR ON POLITICAL SECRECY THOUGHTS AROUND KOEPENICK THE BOY ON THE CRYPTIC AND THE ELLIPTIC THE WORSHIP OF THE WEALTHY THE METHUSELAHITE THE ERROR OF IMPARTIALITY FAIRY TALES TOM JONES AND MORALITY THE MAID OF ORLEANS A DEAD POET CHRISTMAS

G K Chesterton

Author : Stephen R. L. Clark
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Offering a detailed study of early 20th-century essayist, poet, novelist, political campaigner, and theologian G.K. Chesterton, author Stephen R.L. Clark explores Chesterton's ideas and arguments in their historical context, while also tracing the history of the early science fiction movement.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Author : G. K. Chesterton
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Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was an Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest. He was an immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism. In Chesterton's portrayal Saint Thomas is mysterious man who was born in rich family, but despite that, decided to live a humble life of a friar. Because Thomas was quiet and didn't speak much, some of his fellow students thought he was slow and called him the dumb ox, but he was a man of rare brilliance who started a revolution in Christian thought. He was given a title Doctor of the Church by the Catholic Church for having made significant contribution to theology and doctrine through his work.

Orthodoxy

Author : G. K. Chesterton
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THE only possible excuse for this book is that it is an answer to a challenge. Even a bad shot is dignified when he accepts a duel. When some time ago I published a series of hasty but sincere papers, under the name of "Heretics," several critics for whose intellect I have a warm respect (I may mention specially Mr. G.S.Street) said that it was all very well for me to tell everybody to affirm his cosmic theory, but that I had carefully avoided supporting my precepts with example. "I will begin to worry about my philosophy," said Mr. Street, "when Mr. Chesterton has given us his." It was perhaps an incautious suggestion to make to a person only too ready to write books upon the feeblest provocation. But after all, though Mr. Street has inspired and created this book, he need not read it. If he does read it, he will find that in its pages I have attempted in a vague and personal way, in a set of mental pictures rather than in a series of deductions, to state the philosophy in which I have come to believe. I will not call it my philosophy; for I did not make it. God and humanity made it; and it made me.To show that a faith or a philosophy is true from every standpoint would be too big an undertaking even for a much bigger book than this; it is necessary to follow one path of argument; and this is the path that I here propose to follow. I wish to set forth my faith as particularly answering this double spiritual need, the need for that mixture of the familiar and the unfamiliar which Christendom has rightly named romance. For the very word "romance" has in it the mystery and ancient meaning of Rome. Any one setting out to dispute anything ought always to begin by saying what he does not dispute. Beyond stating what he proposes to prove he should always state what he does not propose to prove. The thing I do not propose to prove, the thing I propose to take as common ground between myself and any average reader, is this desirability of an active and imaginative life, picturesque and full of a poetical curiosity, a life such as western man at any rate always seems to have desired. If a man says that extinction is better than existence or blank existence better than variety and adventure, then he is not one of the ordinary people to whom I am talking. If a man prefers nothing I can give him nothing. But nearly all people I have ever met in this western society in which I live would agree to the general proposition that we need this life of practical romance; the combination of something that is strange with something that is secure. We need so to view the world as to combine an idea of wonder and an idea of welcome. We need to be happy in this wonderland without once being merely comfortable. It is THIS achievement of my creed that I shall chiefly pursue in these pages.

Seeing Things as They Are

Author : Duncan Reyburn
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The jovial journalist, philosopher, and theologian G.K. Chesterton felt that the world was almost always in permanent danger of being misjudged or even overlooked, and so the pursuit of understanding, insight, and awareness was his perpetual preoccupation. Being sensitive to the boundaries and possibilities of perception, he believed that it really was possible, albeit in a limited way, to see things as they are. Duncan Reyburn, marrying Chesterton's unique perspective with the discipline of philosophical hermeneutics, aims to outline what Chesterton can teach us about reading, interpreting, and participating in the drama of meaning as it unfolds before us in words and in the world. Chesterton's unique interpretive approach seems to be theimplicit fascination of all Chesterton scholarship to date, and yet this book is the first to comprehensively focus on the issue. By taking Chesterton back to his philosophical roots - via his marginalia, his approach to literary criticism, his Platonist-Thomist metaphysics, and his Roman Catholic theology - Reyburn explicitly and compellingly tackles the philosophical assumptions and goals that underpin his unique posture towards reality.

G K Chesterton London and Modernity

Author : Matthew Beaumont
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G. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity is the first book to explore the persistent theme of the city in Chesterton's writing. Situating him in relation to both Victorian and Modernist literary paradigms, the book explores a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to address the way his imaginative investments and political interventions conceive urban modernity and the central figure of London. While Chesterton's work has often been valued for its wit and whimsy, this book argues that he is also a distinctive urban commentator, whose sophistication has been underappreciated in comparison to more canonical contemporaries. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field of 20th-century literature, the book also provides fresh readings and suggests new contexts for central texts such as The Man Who Was Thursday, The Napoleon of Notting Hill and the Father Brown stories. It also discusses lesser-known works, such as Manalive and The Club of Queer Trades, drawing out their significance for scholars interested in urban representation and practice in the first three decades of the 20th century.

A Miscellany of Men

Author : G. K. Chesterton
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THE SUFFRAGIST THE POET AND THE CHEESE THE THING THE MAN WHO THINKS BACKWARDS THE NAMELESS MAN THE GARDENER AND THE GUINEA THE VOTER AND THE TWO VOICES THE MAD OFFICIAL THE ENCHANTED MAN THE SUN WORSHIPPER THE WRONG INCENDIARY THE FREE MAN THE HYPOTHETICAL HOUSEHOLDER THE PRIEST OF SPRING THE REAL JOURNALIST THE SENTIMENTAL SCOT THE SECTARIAN OF SOCIETY THE FOOL THE CONSCRIPT AND THE CRISIS THE MISER AND HIS FRIENDS THE MYSTAGOGUE THE RED REACTIONARY THE SEPARATIST AND SACRED THINGS THE MUMMER THE ARISTOCRATIC 'ARRY THE NEW THEOLOGIAN THE ROMANTIC IN THE RAIN THE FALSE PHOTOGRAPHER THE SULTAN THE ARCHITECT OF SPEARS THE MAN ON TOP THE OTHER KIND OF MAN THE MEDIAEVAL VILLAIN THE DIVINE DETECTIVE THE ELF OF JAPAN THE CHARTERED LIBERTINE THE CONTENTED MAN THE ANGRY AUTHOR: HIS FAREWELL

Theology in the Democracy of the Dead

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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead." This book pays homage to major theologians of the Christian tradition that tell the history of theology. Matt Jenson engages in charitable yet critical exposition and dialogue with eleven select thinkers, offering a lucid, synthetic account of their theology with a view to ongoing systematic theological issues. He engages directly with core primary texts and treats individual theologians in greater depth and nuance than most overview textbooks.

A Theology of Wonder G K Chesterton s Response to Nihilism

Author : Brian P. Gillen
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G. K. Chesterton was one of the giants of early 20th century literature. Although never a professional theologian, he was what one might call a lay theologian. This new and engaging study shows how Chesterton's "theology of wonder" not only acts as a brilliant antidote to the philosophy of nihilism, but also provides us today with that element most lacking in modern thought, namely the astonished sense of gratitude and wonder at the mystery of existence, and the joyous recognition, in particular, at the marvel of being human.

G K CHESTERTON 7 Books on Theology and Tyranny

Author : G. K. Chesterton
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936), better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". Time magazine has observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."The books included in this collection are: Heretics, Orthodoxy, What's Wrong with the World, Eugenics and Other Evils, The Appetite of Tyranny: The Barbarism of Berlin, and Letters to an Old Garibaldian.

Orthodoxy

Author : Gilbert K Chesterton
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A CLASSIC OF CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS Chesterton considered this book a companion to his other work, Heretics. In the book's preface Chesterton states the purpose is to "attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it." In it, Chesterton presents an original view of Christian religion. He sees it as the answer to natural human needs, the "answer to a riddle" in his own words, and not simply as an arbitrary truth received from somewhere outside the boundaries of human experience.

Heretics

Author : G. K. Chesterton
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I. Introductory Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy II. On the negative spirit III. On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small IV. Mr. Bernard Shaw V. Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants VI. Christmas and the Aesthetes VII. Omar and the Sacred Vine VIII. The Mildness of the Yellow Press IX. The Moods of Mr. George Moore X. On Sandals and Simplicity XI Science and the Savages XII Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson XIII. Celts and Celtophiles XIV On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family XV On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set XVI On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity XVII On the Wit of Whistler XVIII The Fallacy of the Young Nation XIX Slum Novelists and the Slums XX. Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy

G K Chesterton Collection Novels

Author : G. K. Chesterton
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton, (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) better known as G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox." Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out." In this book: The Innocence of Father Brown The Wisdom of Father Brown The Man Who Was Thursday, A Nightmare The Man Who Knew Too Much Orthodoxy Heretics Eugenics and Other Evils

Heretics

Author : Gilbert K Chesterton
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A CLASSIC OF CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS Chesterton describes his understanding of the words Orthodox and Heretic as they apply to, and have changed in, the modern period. Chesterton argues that in modernity, "The word 'orthodoxy' not only no longer means being right; it practically means being wrong." He continues to write that society no longer tolerates a man's life philosophy or religion, yet is increasingly absorbed in "art for art's sake." Chesterton identifies this trend to replace ideological substance with vagueness and criticizes popular writers, public figures, politicians, and the like for proclaiming a gospel of silence when moral and philosophical direction is needed.

The Napoleon of Notting Hill

Author : G. K. Chesterton
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Book I THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILL Chapter I—Introductory Remarks on the Art of Prophecy Chapter II—The Man in Green Chapter III—The Hill of Humour Book II Chapter I—The Charter of the Cities Chapter II—The Council of the Provosts Chapter III—Enter a Lunatic Book III Chapter I—The Mental Condition of Adam Wayne Chapter II—The Remarkable Mr. Turnbull Chapter III—The Experiment of Mr. Buck Book IV Chapter I—The Battle of the Lamps Chapter II—The Correspondent of the Court Journal Chapter III—The Great Army of South Kensington Book V Chapter I—The Empire of Notting Hill Chapter II—The Last Battle Chapter III—Two Voices

Eugenics and Other Evils

Author : G. K. Chesterton
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Part I THE FALSE THEORY. Eugenics and Other Evils CHAPTER I. WHAT IS EUGENICS? CHAPTER II. THE FIRST OBSTACLES CHAPTER III. THE ANARCHY FROM ABOVE CHAPTER IV. THE LUNATIC AND THE LAW CHAPTER V. THE FLYING AUTHORITY CHAPTER VI. THE UNANSWERED CHALLENGE CHAPTER VII. THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH OF DOUBT CHAPTER VIII. A SUMMARY OF A FALSE THEORY Part II THE REAL AIM. CHAPTER I. THE IMPOTENCE OF IMPENITENCE CHAPTER II. TRUE HISTORY OF A TRAMP CHAPTER III. TRUE HISTORY OF A EUGENIST CHAPTER IV. THE VENGEANCE OF THE FLESH CHAPTER V. THE MEANNESS OF THE MOTIVE CHAPTER VI. THE ECLIPSE OF LIBERTY CHAPTER VII. THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIALISM CHAPTER VIII. THE END OF THE HOUSEHOLD GODS CHAPTER IX. A SHORT CHAPTER

Key Theological Thinkers

Author : Mr Svein Rise
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This unique anthology presents contributions from leading contemporary theologians - including Rowan Williams, Fergus Kerr, Aidan Nichols, G.R. Evans and Tracey Rowland - who offer portraits of over fifty key theological thinkers in the modern and postmodern era. This anthology spans arguably one of the most creative periods in the history of Christian theology and includes thinkers from all three Christian traditions: protestant, catholic and orthodox. Each portrait in this anthology includes a biographical introduction, an overview of theological or philosophical writing, presentation of key thoughts, and contextual placing of the thinker within 20th Century religious discourse.

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author : G. K. Chesterton
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A WILD, MAD, HILARIOUS AND PROFOUNDLY MOVING TALE CHAPTER I. THE TWO POETS OF SAFFRON PARK CHAPTER II. THE SECRET OF GABRIEL SYME CHAPTER III. THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY CHAPTER IV. THE TALE OF A DETECTIVE CHAPTER V. THE FEAST OF FEAR CHAPTER VI. THE EXPOSURE CHAPTER VII. THE UNACCOUNTABLE CONDUCT OF PROFESSOR DE WORMS CHAPTER VIII. THE PROFESSOR EXPLAINS CHAPTER IX. THE MAN IN SPECTACLES CHAPTER X. THE DUEL CHAPTER XI. THE CRIMINALS CHASE THE POLICE CHAPTER XII. THE EARTH IN ANARCHY CHAPTER XIII. THE PURSUIT OF THE PRESIDENT CHAPTER XIV. THE SIX PHILOSOPHERS CHAPTER XV. THE ACCUSER