Heretics / Orthodoxy: Nelson's Royal Classics

Heretics Orthodoxy Nelson s Royal Classics This Nelson Royal Classic includes two famous classical works by G K Chesterton Heretics and Orthodoxy In response to the wrong doctrinal teaching of many of his contemporaries G K Chesterton takes

  • Title: Heretics / Orthodoxy: Nelson's Royal Classics
  • Author: G.K. Chesterton
  • ISBN: 9780785242604
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This Nelson Royal Classic includes two famous classical works by G.K Chesterton, Heretics and Orthodoxy In response to the wrong doctrinal teaching of many of his contemporaries, G.K Chesterton takes readers back to the fundamentals in Heretics In the compelling work,Orthodoxy, Chesterton provides a look at what some have described as his own spiritual autobiography.This Nelson Royal Classic includes two famous classical works by G.K Chesterton, Heretics and Orthodoxy In response to the wrong doctrinal teaching of many of his contemporaries, G.K Chesterton takes readers back to the fundamentals in Heretics In the compelling work,Orthodoxy, Chesterton provides a look at what some have described as his own spiritual autobiography Of these two books, they describe some of a Christian s core beliefs and capture the essence of the Christian experience They remain an essential part of every Christian s library, and continue to challenge the way we conceive our faith and our world.

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    1. G.K. Chesterton's prose is always great. The man was a rather brilliant individual, and his ideas are some of the most interesting - and most challenging - I've run into. He turns the world on its head, and you find you enjoy it Aside from a few minor impracticalities anyway. If you read these books, or even just one of them, prepare to have your mindset examined, rearranged and then put together again in a completely different way. Don't worry though, 90% of the time the result will be a vast i [...]

    2. This is among the most powerful books that I own. Chesterton speaks happily and heartily about a wonderful array of philosophies thrown up by men and then proceeds with intriguing style to convey and demonstrate his own. Both the meaning of his words and the art with which they are assembled have been helpful teachers to me. The examples he offers are not infrequently surprising and apt. As a strong man he had helped to strengthen me. The compelling case for Christianity made here is of course l [...]

    3. I found this book on must-read Christian book lists. G. K. Chesterton is often quoted. However, it was a far different book than I expected. G. K Chesterton is very intelligent, well educated, and philosophical. The first part, _Heretics_, is a calling out of many of his contemporaries on their statements that were widely accepted but are really untrue upon close examination. Since this book was originally written in 1905, most of us today are not as familiar as the author assumes with those who [...]

    4. In Heretics, Chesterton was against particular philosophies. Readers/critics said it criticized without offering an alternative, so Chesterton wrote another book: Orthodoxy. I found Heretics to have more humor in it than Orthodoxy, though I think he used humor throughout both books. Others may catch the humor in Orthodoxy more than I did this read-through. Heretics/review/showOrthodoxy/review/show

    5. Hooray! It took me most of a school year, but I finally finished these two works by Chesterton.I really enjoyed them; most of the time lag was because it was a little hard to get into his stylehe uses lots of analogies and metaphors, and sometimes you have to stop and go back to WHAT he is talking about in the first place. Also, in Heretics, he's responding to other known figures of his time, some of whom are less known todayor at least their opinions that Chesterton is responding to are less kn [...]

    6. Note: This is the copy of Orthodoxy I own. This review is not for Heretics.An excellent exploration of the Christian faith. Chesterton is a master of the English language, in my opinion, and it is evident here. Witty and intelligent writing that shows Chesterton's strongly Catholic-leaning views (Anglican, officially, when he wrote it) without displaying disrespect for his philosophical opponents (e.g. Mr. George Bernard Shaw.) The book is not one for those seeking a complete logical explanation [...]

    7. Heresy: Well it had some chapters that I liked and some that I did not. Heresy critiques Chesterton's contemporaries of his day, writers, poets and play writes, such as H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw & Kipling. There were bits of wisdom here and there that I jotted down. Overall, the book didn't grab me like some. I'd give this a 2 star ratingOrthodoxy: Much better than Heresy. I'd give this a 4 star rating. Chesterton seems to get to the point a little quicker in this book, still he is qui [...]

    8. Three and a half for Heretics simply because the authors he is addressing are not familiar to me and it makes his examples a little dated, but still lots of little nuggets in here that make it worthwhile. It is interesting to see that the same old arguments are being used today. Five stars for Orthodoxy, this book is also a little dated but it does not hinder the readers ability to get the point. I recommend Orthodoxy very highly! A good read

    9. Chesterton's joy was as big as himself. "There is a huge and heroic sanity of which moderns can only collect the fragmentsey are equally puzzled by His insane magnificence and His insane meekness." Amen.

    10. Some of the greatest books I have ever read. If you are an atheist on the ropes I would definitely encourage these books. Or if you're an atheist who is honestly searching for truth, check out these books

    11. The Nelson combination makes for entertaining and engaging reading right across the wonderfilled landscape of life beyond the superficial.

    12. Some moments of characteristic Chestertonian genius in a few chapters, but not without its classic Chestertonian weaknesses too.

    13. For sheer verve and wit in polemics, G. K. Chesterton is hard to beat. Occasionally brilliant, frequently infuriating, but never lacking in vigor or vibrance.

    14. Heretics was a little harder for me to follow than Orthodoxy. I love Chesterton's ability to cut to the heart of a matter

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