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As always with Chesterton, there is in this analysis something (as he said of Blake) "very plain and emphatic". He sees in Christianity a rare blending of philosophy and mythology, or reason and story, which satisfies both the mind and the heart. On both levels it rings true. As he puts it, "in answer to the historical query of why it was accepted, and is accepted, I answer for millions of others in my reply; because it fits the lock; because it is like life". Here, as so often in Chesterton, we sense a lived, awakened faith. All that he himself writes derives from a keen intellect guided by the heart's own knowledge. --Doug Thorpe --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
“The Everlasting Man” is history, philosophy and theology interwoven to tell the story of how Christianity is a unique religion one that has guided man from his pre-Christian state... Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Gallen
Horrible version of a wonderful book. So disappointed. Text was poorly placed on the page making the book impossible to read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lindsay Cey
Again this is not easy reading. You have to learn the meanings of his writing. It is sometimes satirical in nature and sometimes forthright. Read morePublished 5 months ago by MCH
Great history and perspective of Christianity in history.
Christians and non-Christians alike will enjoy this history of man, I certainly did.
Really great book, but don't buy the paperback edition published by Wilder. It appears to have been produced using character recognition with zero editing. Read morePublished 7 months ago by S SMITH
I like much of his stuff but having Mary instead of Jesus as your daily person of contemplation is Idolatry as described in scripture.Published 10 months ago by Ronald Joseph Lorette
Great detail by Chesterton, but in spite of that, consoling that so great a mind comes to the conclusions he does. We Catholics have a story to tell and it is tested and true. .Published 16 months ago by R. Leitch
Chesterton has a masterpiece here, a rare examination of the humanity of history. Filled with Chesterton's token wit, sarcasm, and expertise. Read morePublished on March 19 2011 by Sam Farthing