6 edition of Orthodoxy found in the catalog.
G. K. Chesterton
First published: London : John Lane, 1908.
|Statement||by Gilbert K. Chesterton.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||160 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||160|
For you see, Christianity solves all of life's mysterious contradictions, for it is itself one giant and glorified contradiction. Boys like romantic tales; but babies like realistic tales—because they find them romantic. But over his cell shall be written, with dreadful truth, "He believes in himself. Chapter II.
It was only a matter of an inch; but an inch is everything when you are balancing. I freely confess all the idiotic ambitions of the end of the nineteenth century. In the fairy tale an incomprehensible happiness rests upon an incomprehensible condition. That is, you either deny the main principle of democracy, or you affirm the main principle of materialism--the abstract impossibility of miracle.
For this thin glitter of glass everywhere is the expression of the fact that the happiness is bright but brittle, like the substance most easily smashed by a housemaid or a cat. It was incommensurate with the terrible excitement of which one was talking. There is the great lesson of "Beauty and the Beast"; that a thing must be loved before it is loveable. And similarly even the wildest poetry of insanity can only be enjoyed by the sane. No unchanging custom, no changing evolution can make the original good anything but good.
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A word is forgotten, and cities perish. In fact, according to them, nothing ever really had happened since the beginning of the world. Fairies prefer people of the yokel type like myself; people who gape and grin and do as they are told. But after all, though Mr.
We need to be happy in this wonderland without once being merely comfortable. Christianity came into the world firstly in order to assert with violence that a man had not only to look inwards, but to look outwards, to behold with astonishment and enthusiasm a divine company and a divine Orthodoxy book.
Yet, his spiritual journey ultimately led to a personal philosophy of orthodox, biblical Christianity. Somehow his scheme, like the lucid scheme of the madman, seems unconscious of the alien energies and the large indifference of the earth; it is not thinking of the real things of the earth, of fighting peoples or proud mothers, or first love or fear upon the sea.
It might amuse a friend or an enemy to read how I gradually learnt from the truth of some stray legend or from the falsehood of some dominant philosophy, things that I might have learnt from my catechism—if I had ever learnt it.
But I am not constrained by any creed in the matter, and looking impartially into certain miracles of mediaeval and modern times, I have come to the conclusion that they occurred" pp. The text is at once fun and challenging, touching the depths of philosophy and theology while maintaining the common sense air for which Chesterton is so well known.
Rather than resorting to the writings of the "great minds" of modern times, many useful lessons can be gathered from the fairy tales told to children. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all.
Attempting to explain everything with logic leaves the world small and the mind becomes incarcerated in it. I know where flames the fixed star of certainty and success.
Scoffers of old time were too proud to be convinced; but these are too humble to be convinced. Of all horrible religions the most horrible is the worship of the god within. That drunken poet from whom you would not take a dreary tragedy, he believed in himself.
And it seemed to me that existence was itself so very eccentric a legacy that I could not complain of not understanding the limitations of the vision when I did not understand the vision they limited. Nay, indeed almost all these ideas are definitely illiberal, as it is the purpose of this chapter to show.
The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason. Shelves: thought It is with extreme reluctance that I condemn this work as worthless.
The Christian is quite free to believe that there is a considerable amount of settled order and inevitable development in the universe. Tolstoy, Schopenauer, certain strands of Stoicism and Buddhism. As a politician, he Orthodoxy book cry out that war is a waste of life, and then, as a philosopher, that all life is waste of time.Buy a cheap copy of Orthodoxy book by G.K.
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The greatest book I have ever read The Master of Paradox, Chesterton, changed my world with this book. He opened my eyes to something that was always before me. He made me hear what was too loud for me to hear before. Comical, intelligent, and most of all, truthful.
Chesterton makes you fall in .