The Everlasting Man

Ignatius Press, 1 de jan de 1993 - 276 páginas

Considered by many to be Chesterton's greatest masterpiece of all his writings, this is his whole view of world history as informed by the Incarnation. Beginning with the origin of man and the various religious attitudes throughout history, Chesterton shows how the fulfillment of all of man's desires takes place in the person of Christ and in Christ's Church.

Chesterton propounds the thesis that "those who say that Christ stands side by side with similar myths, and his religion side by side with similar religions, are only repeating a very stale formula contradicted by a very striking fact." And with all the brilliance and devastating irony, so characteristic of his best writing, Chesterton gleefully and tempestuously tears to shreds that "very stale formula" and triumphantly proclaims in vivid language the glory and unanswerable logic of that very striking fact. Here is the genius of Chesterton at its delightful best.


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Comentário do usuário  - Michael Johnson -

A truly first rate responce to H. G. Wells 'Outline Of History', which was the most influential history book of the 20th century. Wells put forth the atheist doctrine of history as evolution. G.K ... Ler resenha completa

Comentário do usuário  - Alan Heilig -

Outside of some word choices that were OK in the early 20th Century but are now discouraged,his overall writing is very interesting, the kind you have to reread occasionally to get his point. His ... Ler resenha completa

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Prefatory Note
The Plan of This Book
On the Creature Called
The Man in the Cave
Professors and Prehistoric
The Antiquity of Civilisation
God and Comparative Religion
Man and Mythologies
On the Man Called Christ
The God in the Cave
The Riddles of the Gospel
The Strangest Story in the World
The Witness of the Heretics
The Escape from Paganism
The Five Deaths of the Faith
The Summary of This Book

The Demons and the Philosophers
The War of the Gods and Demons
The End of the World
On Prehistoric
On Authority and Accuracy
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

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