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Chesterton

Chesterton on Man, the Religious Animal

VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED #50

Carl Sundell

April 2021

GKC asserts that Jesus was not merely one of many great figures in history; rather, He is at the center of all history: past, present, and future.

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Snapshots from a Religious & Literary Pilgrimage

A ROUND OF VISITS ACROSS DECAYING CHRISTENDOM

Kenneth Colston

April 2019

We travel under the pretense of being receptive, really looking for what we think we already know. Yet we are occasionally genuinely surprised.

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What Is & What Ought to Be

ON HUMANISM & BEING HUMAN

James V. Schall

November 2018

Man does not make himself. Rather, as Aristotle remarked, he is already man when he begins to wonder what he is and why he is as he is.

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The Many Identities of GKC

Chene Richard Heady

June 2014

A review of G.K. Chesterton: A Biography

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The Optimistic Pessimism of G.K. Chesterton

Chene Richard Heady

September 2012

GKC did believe creation and its Creator are good, but not that the majority of people would always choose rightly or that any merely human structure would endure.

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Chesterton's Journey to Orthodoxy

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

November 2010

It’s hard to believe, but Chesterton was raised a Unitarian and, in 1896, at age 22, still didn’t believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ.

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What Is a Patriot to Do?

John C. Chalberg

March 2004

Review of The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton: Volume XX

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The Wisdom of Silliness

A HINT OF HEAVEN

Mitchell Kalpakgian

May 2003

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Adventure Stories

John C. Chalberg

February 2001

A history of British “literary converts” is a story of spiritual inspiration over the course of the “age of unbelief” that constitutes the full run of the 20th century.

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Falling Off Chesterton's Chariot

ON THE LOSS OF CATHOLIC IDENTITY

Marian E. Crowe

November 1996

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G.K. Chesterton, a Curmudgeon for Our Times

UNDENOMINATIONAL RELIGION & OTHER FOLLIES

Jean Bethke Elshtain

March 1994

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Distributism's Significance for Our Present Social Predicaments

James J. Thompson Jr.

May 1989

Although Chesterton cultivated a streak of romanticism and delighted in excursions into fantasyland, the source and inspiration for distributism lay elsewhere.

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The Chester-Mugg Tradition

Maclin Horton

January-February 1988

Review of The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton; Vol. I and Vintage Muggeridge edited by Geoffrey Barlow

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Chesterton: A Literary Babe Ruth

Pete Sheehan

July August 1986

GKC won not only a popular following but also the respect and admiration — if not always the agreement — of serious intellectual and literary figures of his time.

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A Chestertonian Adrift in an Ideological World

CONFESSIONS OF AN APOSTATE

Christopher Derrick

November 1985

If you favor the cause of orthodoxy or tradition in Catholic faith and morals, you should break the close link that exists between that cause and the cause of the political Right.

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G.K. Chesterton’s St. Francis of Assisi

CHRISTIAN CLASSICS REVISITED

James J. Thompson Jr.

October 1984

St. Francis was that rarest of revolutionaries: one impelled by love rather than by hatred veneered with the catchwords of brotherhood.

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Re-evaluating Chesterton

Arthur Livingston

January-February 1984

Alzina Stone Dale wrote the first of many books re-eval­uating G.K.C. and elevating him to his deserved place in English letters.

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