The Everlasting Man

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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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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 ... Ler resenha completa

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Contains the great explanation for why Romans were convicted against Carthage -- the New Town. Describes Rome "rising from the dead", where it was placed under the foot of The Grace of Baal--"Hannibal". Contains the "short story of mankind" - with the figure of Christ. 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
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G. K. Chesterton was one of the most beloved and prolific authors of the twentieth century. He wrote dozens of popular books on a variety of topics and thousands of essays. His works include Orthodoxy, The Everlasting Man, The Man Who Was Thursday, and the Father Brown mystery stories.

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