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Orthodoxy: By G. K. Chesterton - Illustrated Paperback – May 12, 2016
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As a side note, I really enjoy the Father Brown mysteries. Very clever.
Some memorable quotes in Orthodoxy:
“The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits.”
“The believers in miracles accept them (rightly or wrongly) because they have evidence for them. The disbelievers in miracles deny them (rightly or wrongly) because they have a doctrine against them.”
“Tradition is only democracy extended through time.”
Original Publication Year: 1908
Pages: approx. 168
Still there are unshakeable arguments for the Christian faith here. And his delight in being clever is contageuous. There were places we both laughed together as little boys across the decades. As brothers really. He the older teaching me the younger.
I need to cast this book in European history for its irony and prophetic character can only been fully discovered in its spot in chronology.
But to be sure, read this book.
However, this book is in the worst possible format: 8½ x 11 with ½ inch margins. The eye must scan 7½ inches. When you get to the end of a line, you have no idea where the beginning of the next line is, so you have to read the line over again.
This is the last book I’ll buy from this company. I shudda read the negative reviews before buying.