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.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Chesterton: The Nightmare... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ships direct from Amazon! Qualifies for Prime Shipping and FREE standard shipping for orders over $35. Overnight and 2 day shipping available!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Chesterton: The Nightmare Goodness of God (Making the Christian Imagination) Hardcover – August 15, 2011

4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$34.95
$30.62 $24.00

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
"Julian Fellowes's Belgravia" by Julian Fellowes
From the creator and writer of Downton Abbey comes a grand historical novel, with hugely exciting twists and dramatic chapter endings. Learn more | See author page
$34.95 FREE Shipping. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover


Editorial Reviews

Review

"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 Professor of Modern Catholic Theology at the University of St Andrews

"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

Ralph C. Wood is University Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University. He is the author of Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South and Literature and Theology.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Series: Making the Christian Imagination
  • Hardcover: 325 pages
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press (August 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602581614
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602581616
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,541,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Based on a fascinating interview with the author, Ralph Wood, in the September/October 2012 issue of Gilbert Magazine and reading selections on Amazon.com, I bought this book. It is excellent!
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
One serious quibble: The footnoting is impossibly difficult.

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.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a review of the price not the book. I would love to buy this book but I am not made of money and I question why an electronic book warrents a price comparable to a printed book which may still be on my shelf decades from now.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Chesterton: The Nightmare Goodness of God (Making the Christian Imagination)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Chesterton: The Nightmare Goodness of God (Making the Christian Imagination)