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Orthodoxy | [G. K. Chesterton]

Orthodoxy

A serious attack against Christianity by well-known newspaper editor Robert Blatchford in 1903 impelled Chesterton to seize the gauntlet of refutation. His reply was immensely successful and was the early formation of his convincing credo that is so brilliantly and cogently argued in Orthodoxy, a masterwork that was published just five years later.
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G.K. Chesterton was a journalist, playwright, poet, biographer, novelist, essayist, literary commentator, editor, orator, artist, and theologian. Orthodoxy is his great theological work, which amounts to an apology for the Christian faith heretofore unequalled, excepting perhaps by C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity

. A serious attack against Christianity by well-known newspaper editor Robert Blatchford in 1903 impelled Chesterton to seize the gauntlet of refutation. His reply was immensely successful and was the early formation of his convincing credo that is so brilliantly and cogently argued in Orthodoxy, a masterwork that was published just five years later.

©2007 G.K. Chesterton; (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 03-28-11
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 03-28-11 Member Since 2005

    Waiting on the next Department Q installment. My Audible addiction is not waining...

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    "Wonderful Narration, Important Work"

    I'd be lying if I said I can read Chesterton with ease. In truth, I listen to this book often, trying to follow the great GK Chesterton. His wit is unsurpassed. His confidence is inspiring.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    9 Devils NC, USA 04-10-12
    9 Devils NC, USA 04-10-12

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    "Classic, for Christians and non-Christians"

    For those new to Chesterton, this is a great place to start. He lays out his basic Christian philosophy in a way you will not find anywhere else. It is not a sermon--more like a highly literary and hilarious explanation of his "discovery" of truths that others had discovered thousands of years ago. Highly recommended for Christians and non-Christians alike--Chesterton is simply one of the funniest and most profound writers in the English language, and even if you come to disagree with his ultimate conclusions, you are guaranteed to enjoy hearing how he came to them. I think that were it not for the fact that many of his writings are at least partly religious in nature, he would be required reading in all schools. He's that good, and for the non-Christian, even for the committed atheist, this book is a must read/listen. You will enjoy it, it will give you new insight into why reasonable people can come to be Christians, and despite the title, you will not be annoyed by his idea of orthodoxy--it's quite different from the common meaning. The recording is excellent.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Sherrill, NY, United States 12-12-11
    Susan Sherrill, NY, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2010

    I like to listen to classic literature while I'm on the treadmill at the gym. The deep meaningful thoughts drown out the inane pop music.

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    What did you love best about Orthodoxy?

    Personally, my highest compliment given to a person is


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This book is not a narrative with characters. Rather Mr. Chesterton is discussing his own experience of life, so he is the main character. I came to like him very much from what I heard.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    Simon Vance is my favorite male reader. (Juliet Stevenson is my favorite female reader.) His voice and reading are wonderful, and especially impressive in C.S. Lewis's The Great Divorce. Orthodoxy does not have a variety of characters to portray, but Mr. Vance's reading of it was very satisfying indeed.


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    Kurt Redmond, WA, United States 03-12-12
    Kurt Redmond, WA, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent Performance"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Orthodoxy to be better than the print version?

    The key feature of the audio edition is that I finally got around to reading it. For the sake of opportunity, it is


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Orthodoxy?

    For certain, it is the modern-day applicability of it. Many things Chesterton talks about sound as if they were inspired by events of the last decade.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Chapter 4, The Ethics of Elfland, was least expected. Chesterton illustrates the wisdom infused in fairy tales.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    To use a cliche, it is like


    Any additional comments?

    Of maybe half-dozen Audible books so far, this is by far the best performance I have heard. Simon Vance is sparkling and never misses a beat. He is crystal clear and makes Chesterton come alive.

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    Charles Mesa, AZ, United States 01-09-12
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    Where does Orthodoxy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have been wanting to read this book for years and bought it from Audible to listen while I was driving. Unfortunately, I think I missed a lot of the wonderful content because of the way the Chesterton writes. Practically every sentence is a paradox that turns a common idea on its head. It requires more concentration than one (at least me) is able to give while driving. This is not a critique of the book, but of my powers to concentrate and still drive. I think I absorbed about 30% of the book. That just means that I will be listening to it again.
    Great book. Big challenge. Worth it!


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    Paul Z. Wixom, MI 11-18-11
    Paul Z. Wixom, MI 11-18-11 Member Since 2009
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    This is a book that has been recommended you me many times over the years. I finally broke down and listened to it expecting that I would fall in love with it quickly. Sadly I found I had to force myself to finish. Chesterton is first and foremost a journalist, very opinioned and clever but he is also a horrible philosopher. I am pretty sure he had never read most of the people he criticized as he misrepresents many of the things they said, and uses circular logic to defend his own position. He is great if you want to enjoy his clever wit, but don’t confuse this with real philosophy.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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