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The Christian Imagination: G.K. Chesterton on the Arts

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Here is a new look at imagination and the arts from the point of view of one of Western civilization's most insightful observers - G.K. Chesterton. Gilbert Chesterton had the rare gift of being able to understand situations from the "inside" - that is, to see through the hidden assumptions, lapses in logic, and other follies of even his own social and occupational situatio ...more
Paperback, 154 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Ignatius Press
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Blake
Jun 22, 2014 Blake rated it really liked it
An excellent primer to the philosophy of G.K. Chesterton, but the reader might have a better time receiving it from ol' Gilbert himself. Peters, like most admirers of Chesterton, ends up committing almost as much text to quoting Chesterton as he does to original writing. This is a recurring problem with scholars. It seems no one can present Chesterton's position better and more charmingly than Chesterton did himself. A quality summary, to be sure; but not larger than life. I'd sooner recommend t ...more
Luke D
Apr 16, 2015 Luke D rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed this! GKC has a way of saying things that's just astonishingly insightful and wondrous. Can't wait to read more of his actual works now!
Deax
Oct 19, 2015 Deax rated it really liked it
Shelves: xn-wisdom
Delightful.
Steve
I think I've had this book more than once probably four times now and it is truly marvellous every time. Packed with quotes insights and the sheer joy of Chesterton's Christian vision of life art and culture. Read and re read.
Douglas Wilson
Feb 15, 2009 Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it
Shelves: literary-study
Just great.
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