The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 02: St. Francis of Assisi; The Everlasting Man; St. Thomas Aquinas
G.K. Chesterton This volume contains three of Chesterton's greatest classics on Catholic philosophy and spirituality. It includes The Everlasting Man, possibly his greatest work, which gives an Incarnational view of world history, and two of the finest biographies written of St. Thomas and St. Francis. Sewn Softcover
Paperback, 551 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by Ignatius Press
(first published November 1986)
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Chesterton once said he joined the Catholic Church because only the Catholic Church could produce a St. Francis of Assisi. This collection is comprised of three books in one, and you can see why they belong together. Chesterton's biographies of St.Francis and St. Thomas Aquinas stand in brilliant relief: the nature-loving, mystical vagabond who was delightfully indifferent to books, and the staunch and scholarly philosopher, aristocrat-turned-friar, who approached God primarily through his mind....more
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) cannot be summed up in one sentence. Nor in one paragraph. In fact, in spite of the fine biographies that have been written of him (and his Autobiography), he has never been captured between the covers of one book. But rather than waiting to separate the goats from the sheep, let’s just come right out and say it: G.K. Chesterton was the best writer of the twent...moreMore about G.K. Chesterton...