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The Superstition of Divorce

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British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies-he is impossible to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a wide variety of avenues: he was an arts critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, humorous style earned him the title of the "prince of paradox," an ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Cosimo Classics (first published July 1st 2003)
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Steve
May 15, 2010 Steve rated it really liked it
A good little read. As usual Chesterton mixes wit with an uncanny ability to make clear the enduring truths of Christendom. Though not a "Catholic" book per se, Chesterton defends the Catholic position on Marriage and shows how this position is the one taken by all sane persons throughout time. Chesterton illustrates how the desire for divorce is not a desire for liberty, but rather a desire for respectability of sin. The dissolving of marriage is not the end but merely a symptom of a much great ...more
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Occasionally dated. Often insightful. Brilliant throughput.
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Oct 15, 2014 Larry rated it it was ok
hmmmmm....
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This is not really a book, as Chesterton mentions, it was supposed to be a pamphlet as if divorce would have been a temporary social disease. However, unfortunately for us, it proved to be permanent. In this work, he describes the social implications of divorce and why the opposition of divorce is not religious but natural. Very recommended.
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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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“The obvious effect of frivolous divorce will be frivolous marriage. If people can be separated for no reason they will feel it all the easier to be united for no reason.” 7 likes
“...the fundamental things in a man are not the things he explains, but rather the things he forgets to explain.” 4 likes
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