The Everlasting Man
"I read Chesterton's Everlasting Man and for the first time saw the whole Christian outline of history set out in a form that seemed to me to make sense..." -C.S. Lewis in Surprised by Joy "G. K. Chesterton routinely ignites more ideas per page than any Christian author of the twentieth century,... show more
"I read Chesterton's Everlasting Man and for the first time saw the whole Christian outline of history set out in a form that seemed to me to make sense..." -C.S. Lewis in Surprised by Joy "G. K. Chesterton routinely ignites more ideas per page than any Christian author of the twentieth century, with the possible exception of C. S. Lewis. Chesterton sometimes overstates, often maddens, and invariably provokes a new and better way of seeing things." - John G. Stackhouse, Jr. G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English journalist and author, perhaps best known today for his Father Brown mystery novels and his sense of humour, which has helped make him one of the most quoted twentieth-century writers.
Publish date: June 15th 2006
Publisher: Regent College Publishing
Pages no: 260
Edition language: English
It was quite ironic that as I was reading this book I noticed that a friend of mine was regularly updating his Facebook status with quotes from G.K. Chesterton. Mind you, they weren't any old quotes, they were no doubt quotes that particularly struck him. It is a real shame that he isn't on Goodread...
It's difficult for me to review The Everlasting Man adequately, largely for two reasons.One is that G.K. Chesterton, being both a philosopher and a man of letters, here speaks in a style both rambling and strongly reminiscent of a lecture (or series of lectures). It's not patronizing, but the most i...
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