OrthodoxyI learned that the Orthodoxy of the Catholic faith is what keeps it and the world sane It calls to us from our fairy tales while at the same time appealing to our logic.I also learned why so many people, like C.S Lewis, Scott Hahn, and J.R.R Tolkien have made reference to G.K Chesterton he is brilliant His mastery of the English language is second to none.The only difficulty of this book is that it may come off as high brow because it was written in the U.K and their English is different from American English at the beginning of the 20th century Once you can get past that, you will see how the words of our language make plain the Word of God. imagine walking into a dangerous and violent bar with the biggest, baddest ufc champion ever to grace the octagon or walking into a house party with the hottest date ever or entering a church basketball tournament with an nba caliber ringer on your team i m guessing that s what it would have felt like to walk with gk chesterton into a room full of skeptics and post modern christian haters okay, that whole paragraph did not work but this book deserves credit for being mostly a pre modern work that predicts most of the 20th century. Orthodoxy, Widely Regarded As One Of The Most Important And Unique Works Of Christian Apologetics Written In Modern Times, Is One Of The Best Known Of G K Chesterton SOr So Books It Has Profoundly Impacted People As Diverse As Chuck Colson, Larry Norman, CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Mark Batterson, Dorothy Sayers, And Phillip Yancey Chesterton Appeals To A Wide Variety Of People For A Wide Variety Of Reasons His Fans Include An Eclectic Mix Of Protestants, Catholics, And Jews Of Democrats, Republicans And Libertarians Of Students, Professors And Real People Who Work For A Living This is an absolute must for either Catholics or Protestants, as Chesterton addresses an aspect of mere Christianity it s profound and monumental common sensensicalness in a way that sparkles with wit, humor, and intellectual derring do.Incidentally, if you set yourself to reading it out loud, you will put yourself through a training in diction and oral expression that far surpasses anything you could ever hire. And though St John the Evangelist saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators It was natural, perhaps, that a modern Marxian Socialist should not know anything about free will The new scientific society definitely discourages men from thinking about death Mr McCabe thinks me a slave because I am not allowed to believe in determinism But the Greeks were right when they made Apollo the god both of imagination and of sanity, for he was both the patron of poetry and the patron of healing Descartes said I think therefore I am The philosophic evolutionist reverses and negatives the epigram He says I am not, therefore I cannot think Nietzsche started a nonsensical idea that men had once sought as good what we now call evil Nietzsche who preached something that is called egoism Plato has told you a truth but Plato is dead Shakespeare has startled you with an image but Shakespeare will not startle you with anyBut imagine what it would be with such men still living A fierce catholic, Chesterton never got into an university degree, only attending an arts school He wrote around 4,000 essays kept his weekly column in a British newspaper for 30 years and wrote many books noteworthy, the father Brown detective series and this Orthodoxy.Some called him the apostle of common sense He was against materialism, relativism, atheism, socialism and capitalism His focus was the ordinary man His values family and the catholic faith Alan Watts said of Chesterton he knew how to perceive the world like a child an entirely new world he knew how to be child like he, somehow, kept the innocent view On his style, Watts recalled how Chesterton used non sense in his writings the cosmic is the comic Watts had read Chesterton when an adolescent and then he d found the sense of wonder in the British author Even God needs a surprise You ll find a world vision in Chesterton contrary to this everything completely controlled The Chesterton world is not the serious, solemn, grave with gravity world but full of lightness even frivolity Heaven is not that serious Satan is just a kind of prosecutor Dale Ahlquist of the American Chesterton Society said when you read Orthodoxy for the first time you underline the text because you understand little, it s implied then you ve got to re read it finally, on the third trial things start to come together Joseph Pearce acknowledged Chesterton had gratitude and wonder in his work he could laugh at himself his works combine wisdom and innocence.Peter Kreeft joked about Chesterton he leaves you feeling stupid I am on my first reading trial I know I ll need other trials.So far, it looks solid, these following assertions 1 the book is an attempt to justify his Christian belief, yet a companion to heretics Let us begin, then, with the mad house from this evil and fantastic inn let us set forth on our intellectual journey 2 the author has recourse to a sort of absurd reduction in the second chapter The Maniac when he admits he s the the fool of the story , in order to prove his point He s discovered a NEW PERSPECTIVE It is as if an Englishman departed from his nation, by ship, to discover a new world yet, unknowingly, he returns to his departure nation he s again on land, thinking he s found a new one in the South Seas, and preparing to put the flag on the ground of Brighton you can imagine how people are looking at him I am that man looking like a fool 3 Chesterton won t provide you with a set of serious deductions rather a mental picture that s his method The book was dedicated to his mother Chesterton and wife UPDATE beatification of Chesterton, why not Check here A Most Unlikely SaintThe case for canonizing G K Chesterton, the bombastic man of letters and paradoxical militant for God in December 2016 Superb Finished it again in January 2017. A complex work of great scope that I will need to read a fewtimes Chesterton uses metaphors to explain the meaning of his theses, and the reader must work to comprehend what they signify on different levels I find it amazing that this was first published in 1908 Its ideas refer to but are so independent from the philosophies of that time, as though it were written today looking back on them rather than their contemporary.I ll not write a comprehensive review, but just wish to list some of the things that particularly impressed me on first reading Chesterton asserts that the only fitting way for us to consider the world is with a sense of wonder Thus the world of fairy tales with its magic and mystery is closer to reality than the most naturalistic world described by science I agree I need to think about this some .Then rather than focusing on the limitations placed on us in the world, we should consider the greatness of the world that has been given to us with this whole world at our disposal, is it not natural that there should be a limit, the very boundaries of which ensure that we can dance and play on the top of the hill without the worry of falling off the cliff boundaries which allow us to live most fully and without fear On another theme he asserts that the problem with contemporary literature is that it is often centred around extraordinary, strange protagonists who do evenstrange things, and so the reader finds them uninteresting because they cannot relate to them The classics, he counters, wrote about ordinary people who did extraordinary things, and so they are interesting and the reader can relate The same thought had occurred to me when bored with a contemporary novel, why does the protagonist have to be so strange And the contemporary stories I love I now realise are often based on an ordinary character who has the courage to do something extraordinary This would be worth exploring further, an article perhaps And I loved the last chapters when he writes with wonder of the person of Jesus shown in the Gospels, a God who is not afraid to let his tears be seen, and sometimes his anger, and yet who has a certain shyness and reserve that gives him an intriguing, attractive depth I ve often thought the same.And so manyideas that I ll need to consider slowly I first read this in 1975 It was a life saver then Not sure how many times I have read it since, but Nancy and I just finished reading it aloud together May 2013 Fantastic, as always. I have to think of Chesterton as happy nitroglycerin This book sends your head up into the clouds while driving your feet deep into the earth It spins you dizzier than you ve ever been, yet makes you walk straighter than you ve ever walked Read this first in 2007, again in 2011. It is with extreme reluctance that I condemn this work as worthless The person who recommended it to me is one whose opinion and learning I respect greatly.Chesterton seems to think although I m not entirely sure of anything in this book, inasmuch as the author refuses to write in anything but figurative language and metaphor In fact, the term mixed metaphor is an entirely inappropriate descriptor One would need to use exponents to keep track of the metaphors and smilies that he heaps upon one another in the attempt to explain his position that Christianity, has achieved some miraculous balance, solved some insolvable paradox Just what sort of paradox I m not entirely sure He throws around labels like pessimist, optimist, anarchist, agnostic, atheist, anti Christian, Modernist, rationalist, mild rationalist, pagan, Christian, Christian Scientist, and quite many , I assure you, without ever deigning so much as to provide even rough definitions of what he means His argument is that Christianity leads to sanity, and anyone who argues otherwise is a damn though thankfully not a damned fool Perhaps, after all, it is Christianity that is sane and all its critics that are mad 166 But my favourite line has to be Our grandmothers were quite right when they said that Tom Paine and the free thinkers unsettled the mind They do They unsettled mine horribly 154 And it s those blasted free thinkers, according to Chesterton, who perpetrated this insidious and invidious idea that life itself is full of problems and uncertainty For shame It is only within the Christian context that one can find a worry free and jolly existence For you see, Christianity solves all of life s mysterious contradictions, for it is itself one giant and glorified contradiction And just how does Christianity function thus Here it is straight from the horse s mouth All that I am urging here can be expressed by saying that Christianity sought to keep two colours co existent but pure It is not a mixture like russet or purple, it is rather like a shot silk, for a shot silk is always at right angles, and is in the pattern of the cross 174 Now why didn t I think of that

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 , hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, fi

[Reading] ➸ Orthodoxy ➮ G.K. Chesterton – Hookupgoldmilf.info
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Orthodoxy
  • G.K. Chesterton
  • English
  • 14 September 2018
  • 9780983560869

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *