G.K. Chesterton Collected Works, Volume 1 - Heretics, Orthodoxy, Blatchford Controversies

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G.K. Chesterton

Contains three of Chesterton's most influential works. In Heretics, Chesterton sets forth one of the most telling critiques of contemporary religious notions ever. The Blatchford Controversies are the spirited public debate which led to the writing of Heretics. Then in Orthodoxy, Chesterton accepts the challenge of his opponents and sets forth his own reasons for accepting the Christian Faith.

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A Note on the Texts

Introductory Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy
On the Negative Spirit
On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small
Mr. Bernard Shaw
Mr. H.G. Wells and the Giants
Christmas and the Aesthetes
Omar and the Sacred Vine
The Mildness of the Yellow Press
The Moods of Mr. George Moore
On Sandals and Simplicity
Science and the Savages
Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson
Celts and Celtophiles
On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family
On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set
On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity
On the Wit of Whistler
The Fallacy of the Young Nation
Slum Novelists and the Slums
Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy

Introduction in Defence of Everything Else
The Maniac
The Suicide of Thought
The Ethics of Elfland
The Flag of the World
The Paradoxes of Christianity
The Eternal Revolution
The Romance of Orthodoxy
Authority and the Adventurer

The Blatchford Controversies
Christianity and Rationalism
Why I Believe in Christianity
Miracles and Modern Civilisation
The Eternal Heroism of the Slums

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