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Defiant joy : the remarkable life & impact of G.K. Chesterton

Author: Kevin Charles Belmonte
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Amid currents of modernity that sought to displace the Christian faith, Chesterton challenged thought leaders of his day with civility, erudition, and wit, contending that faith is the central piece of our humanity. C.S. Lewis credits The Everlasting Man for his Christian vision, while Heretics and Orthodoxy are still considered pillars of Christian thought. But Chesterton wasn't just an apologist. He wrote literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: G K Chesterton; G K Chesterton; G K Chesterton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Charles Belmonte
ISBN: 9781595552013 1595552014
OCLC Number: 643324014
Description: xviii, 318 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: "My earliest path" --
"From childhood to boyhood" --
A perfect storm --
And now for a career --
An "artist" in words --
Eternal ideas --
Varied types --
The tower that strikes the stars --
Heretics and first things --
No definite image of good --
Mr. Dickens's champion --
Why orthodoxy matters --
A melodramatic sort of moonshine --
Chesterton, Mencken, and Shaw --
The advent of Father Brown --
The great ballad --
Mr. Shaw's insistent demand --
The toast of London --
A near closing of the curtain --
What I saw in America --
Saint Francis --
Over to you, Mr. Wells --
Chaucer --
The pillar of the Apennines --
Men must endure their going hence --
A near view of the man as he was --
A Chesterton timeline.
Other Titles: Remarkable life & impact of G.K. Chesterton
Remarkable life and impact of G.K. Chesterton
Responsibility: Kevin Belmonte.

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Amid currents of modernity that sought to displace the Christian faith, Chesterton challenged thought leaders of his day with civility, erudition, and wit, contending that faith is the central piece of our humanity. C.S. Lewis credits The Everlasting Man for his Christian vision, while Heretics and Orthodoxy are still considered pillars of Christian thought. But Chesterton wasn't just an apologist. He wrote literary criticisms of Dickens and Chaucer still revered as seminal works. He wrote long-form epic poetry, widely-published articles, and lectured on art, politics, and history. Defiant Joy reveals a larger-than-life thinker and cultural giant-showing his utmost relevance for us today, and how a vibrant Christian witness can display the merits, joy, and sanity of a faith many wish to discredit.

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