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Chesterton : the nightmare goodness of God

Author: Ralph C Wood
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2011.
Series: Making of the Christian imagination.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The literary giant G.K. Chesterton is often praised as the""Great Optimist""--God's rotund jester. In this fresh and daring endeavor, Ralph Wood turns a critical eye on Chesterton's corpus to reveal the beef-and-ale believer's darker vision of the world and those who live in it. During an age when the words grace, love, and gospel, sound more hackneyed than genuine, Wood argues for a recovery of Chesterton's primary  Read more...
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Wood, Ralph C.
Chesterton : The Nightmare Goodness of God.
Waco : Baylor University Press, ©2011
Named Person: G K Chesterton; G K Chesterton; G K Chesterton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph C Wood
ISBN: 1602584427 9781602584426
OCLC Number: 769189745
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 342 pages).
Contents: Man as holy monster: Christian humanism, evolution, and orthodoxy --
Patriotism and the true patria : distributism, hymns, and Christendom in Dublin --
Militarism and the church militant : Lepanto, defense of World War I, and the truce of Christmas --
Waning of the west and the threat of Islam : the new Jerusalem and the Flying Inn --
Tyrannical tolerance and ferocious hospitality : the ball and the cross --
Bane and blessing of civilization : torture, democracy, and the ballad of the white horse --
Nightmare mystery of divine action : the man who was Thursday.
Series Title: Making of the Christian imagination.
Responsibility: Ralph C. Wood.

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Literary giant G K Chesterton has long been hailed as an optimist who believed that the world favours of such an outlook on life. This title shows that the grand optimist also saw the terrible and  Read more...

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"Wood's critical retrieval of Chesterton's work demonstrates very clearly how worthwhile it remains to engage with Chesterton's most essential and provocative ideas." --Fergus Kerr, Honorary Read more...

 
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