Orthodoxy (Paperback)

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Orthodoxy (1908) is a book by G. K. Chesterton that has become a classic of Christian apologetics.

Chesterton considered this book a companion to his other work, Heretics. In the book's preface Chesterton states the purpose is to "attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it."

In it, Chesterton presents an original view of Christian religion. He sees it as the answer to natural human needs, the "answer to a riddle" in his own words, and not simply as an arbitrary truth received from somewhere outside the boundaries of human experience.

The book was written when Chesterton was an Anglican. He converted to Catholicism 14 years later. The title, Orthodoxy, is meant to avoid such sectarian questions.

There are nine chapters:
1. Introduction in Defense of Everything Else
2. The Maniac
3. The Suicide of Thought
4. The Ethics of Elfland
5. The Flag of the World
6. The Paradoxes of Christianity
7. The Eternal Revolution
8. The Romance of Orthodoxy
9. Authority and the Adventurer
Product Details
ISBN: 9781530441570
ISBN-10: 1530441579
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: March 8th, 2016
Pages: 166
Language: English