Read Orthodoxy Online Free - Chesterton (The Man Who Knew Too Much) capped his brilliant literary career with this exploration of "right thinking," and how it led to his acceptance of the Christian faith. Although this is a very personal account of his conversion, Chesterton makes it clear he came to a rational decision based upon his scholarly examination of Christianity's arguments, intending to provide a "positive" companion to the previous Heretics. This is a reprint of the edition published by Dodd, Mead & Company, and cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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August 01, 2011
I bought it because I heard this quote recently
"A child kicks its legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and th...
November 07, 2014
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...
December 15, 2011
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.
July 25, 2007
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,...
March 11, 2007
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 f...
December 11, 2016
"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 th...
February 09, 2017
Superb. Finished it again in January 2017.
February 05, 2012
A complex work of great scope that I will need to read a few more times. 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...
December 11, 2012
"Things can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is false, but nothing can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is true."
Certainly nothing is irrelevant to discussing Christianity when G.K. Chesterton writes a classic apologetics work. Orthodoxy is and is not a typic...
November 20, 2009
I 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 - h...