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G.K. Chesterton: Essential Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters)

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G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), was one of the great Catholic writers of the twentieth century. He brought a distinctive Catholic perspective to scores of books and articles--even to the genre of detective novels in the famous Father Brown mysteries. As this collection shows, Chestertons writing contains a spiritual dimension. In his ability to combine matters of great ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 24th 2003 by Orbis Books
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Megan Reichelt
Oct 21, 2010 Megan Reichelt rated it really liked it
This book is a collection of G.K. Chesterton's non-fictional writing on philosophy, social commentary and religion.

With this book, I have fallen in love with GK Chesterton the man, if not the writer. He was an enormous man, with a fat walrus mustache. He dressed so shabbily that his wife dressed him in an opera cape, strange hat and a sword cane so that people wouldn't notice his shabby clothes because of the eccentricity of his dress. He ate a lot, drank a lot, and was merry a lot. He was jovia
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Simon Duffy
Nov 13, 2012 Simon Duffy rated it it was amazing
Full of good stuff - but what I particularly enjoyed was the debate between G B Shaw and Chesterton. Chesterton won the debate, to my mind - observing that Shaw's version of socialism would lead to a powerful state, a loss of diversity and loss of respect for individuality. But Shaw predicted right - his version was successful.
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London, educated at St. Paul’s, and went to art school at University College London. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, fi ...more
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