Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Chesterton: The Nightmare Goodness of God (Making the Christian Imagination) Hardcover – August 15, 2011
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
"Who better to make sense of G. K. Chesterton's quarrel with secular humanism? Wood brilliantly helps us navigate the trail Chesterton blazed through our modern Inferno."―Daniel McInerny, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Honors College, Baylor University
"Ralph Wood had given us an outstanding contribution to Chesterton scholarship, revealing both the depth of the author's intellect and the breadth of his imagination."―Dale Ahlquist, President, American Chesterton Society
"The finest study of Chesterton in many years. It is precisely because Wood has not turned a blind eye to Chesterton's faults that he has succeeded so powerfully in demonstrating Chesterton's genius and continued importance for us today."―David Bentley Hart, author of Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies
"Wood has triumphed once again. He shows how great Christian art is often paradoxically dark when conveying the light and he is a superb guide through the gloomy and yet glimmering wonderland of Chesterton's work."―Joseph Pearce, Associate Professor of Literature, Ave Maria University and author of Wisdom of Innocence: A Life of G. K. Chesterton
"Wood does an excellent job excavating those moments in Chesterton where his Kipling-like jingoism gives way to a more chastened Christian vision that eschews triumphalism, exposes the dangers of a will-to-power mentality, and advocates the extending of hospitality even (and especially) to one's enemies."―Louis Markos, Reformation 21 blog
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
First off, I usually like footnotes right there on the page being read. These are not. They are at the back of the book. For those of us who are interested in footnotes, this is so very off-putting, requiring much back-and-forth flipping to/from the back to look at the notes! I absolutely hate this.
If footnotes are put off to the end of the book, then they should be numbered consecutively throughout the book, not starting with new numbers for every chapter. The footnotes in this book, very aggravatingly, require one to look at the super-heading of the appendix with all footnotes just to know whether you are looking up notes on the correct chapter or page of the text.
I am barely into chapter one and already getting exasperated trying to keep track of the notes. I may not finish the book at all because of this serious flaw.