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Chesterton The Literary Giant G K Chesterton Is Often Praised As The Great Optimist God S Rotund Jester In This Fresh And Daring Endeavor, Ralph Wood Turns A Critical Eye On Chesterton S Corpus To Reveal The Beef And Ale Believer S Darker Vision Of The World And Those Who Live In It During An Age When The Words Grace, Love, And Gospel, Sound Hackneyed Than Genuine, Wood Argues For A Recovery Of Chesterton S Primary Contentions First, That The Incarnation Of Jesus Was Necessary Reveals A World Full Not Of A Righteous Creation But Of Tragedy, Terror, And Nightmare, And Second, That The Problem Of Evil Is Only Compounded By A Christianity That Seeks Progress, Political Control, And Cultural Triumph.Wood S Sharp Literary Critique Moves Beyond Formulaic Or Overly Pious Readings To Show That, Rather Than Fleeing From The Ghoulish Horrors Of His Time, Chesterton Located God S Mysterious Goodness Within The Existence Of Evil Chesterton Seeks To Reclaim The Keen Theological Voice Of This Literary Authority Who Wrestled Often With The Counterclaims Of Paganism In Doing So, It Argues That Christians May Have To Learn From The Unbelieving World Than Is Often Supposed.


10 thoughts on “Chesterton

  1. says:

    I used part of this book Ch 6 for my Old English presentation on Alfred the Great October 31, 2013 I read the same chaptercarefully on April 9, 2015, in preparation to lead an Honors Colloquium discussion.155 58 Chesterton s movement away from triumphalism see p 161 and nationalism155, 159 61 civilization brings both creation and destr...


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    GK Chesterton leaves me with mixed feelings these days after I read so many of this books with so much delight many years ago I do have some good memories of those reads but also some growing concerns GKC must be in the top ten among 20th century writers for quotable quotes such as A man man is a man who has lost everything but his reason and I never seem to have enough nothing to do GKC was filled with a love of the material world as God s creation and a grateful delight in its simple pl GK Chesterton leaves me with mixed feelings these days after I read so many of this books with so much delight many years ago I do have some good memories of those reads but also some growing concerns GKC must be in the top ten among 20th century writers for quotable quotes such as A man man is a man who has lost everything but his reason and I never seem to have enough nothing to do GKC was filled with a love of the material world as God s creation and a grateful delight in its simple pleasures The bellicosity and downright bigotry of some of his attitudes is less praiseworthy Wood is quite helpful in being honest about GKC s shortcomings, especially his unequivocal support for WWI and his uninformed dislike of all oriental thought Wood concentrates on the novels poetry of GKC with analyses ...


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    Ralph Wood had given us an outstanding contribution to Chesterton scholarship, revealing both the depth of the author s intellect and the breadth of his imagination Dale Ahlquist, President, American Chesterton Society Wood has triumphed once again He shows how great Christian art is often paradoxically dark when conveying the light and he is a superb guide through the gloomy and yet glimmering wonderland of Chesterton s work Joseph Pearce, Associate Professor of Literature, Ave Maria Univ Ralph Wood had given us an outstanding contribution to Chesterton scholarship, revealin...


  4. says:

    This was a very excellent book I bought it to help me understand Chesterton better Chesterton is one of God s great gifts to the English language.I ve listened toof Chesterton than I ve read He is larger than life and, to borrow his own phrase, like a great rising wave looming above his readers ready to crash upon them He s also really funny, and one of the best antidotes to modern sensibilities around.Wood s reading of Chesterton was very helpful I appreciated how he structured the b This was a very excellent book I bought it to help me understand Chesterton better Chesterton is one of God s great gifts to the English language.I ve listened toof Chesterton than I ve read He is larger than life and, to borrow his own phrase, like a great rising wa...