Heretics

Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Literature & Fiction
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Chesterton's compilation of essays in Heretics discusses the difference in Orthodoxy and Heretics, rational vs. irrational, and denial vs. affirmation. He questions the reason for the existence of man and the universe and calls out many prominent figures in the artistic and literary fields for their unorthodox ideas; thus labeling them heretics. He will have you thinking of favorite authors like Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, and H.G. Wells in a new light, challenging their ideals and morals.

He pleads for people to believe in something, but not to believe in just anything. He rails against the greatest mental destruction, having everything constantly denied to you and nothing affirmed. Chesterton believes that anyone who did not believe in the Christian God, was dangerous and were very wrong.

Nearly every minute of this book has a quotable passage that will really get you thinking about the meaning of life and the different ideas that are being put into the world. Heretics reveals to the listener that their deepest held values, beliefs, and moral compasses may be deeply flawed from within. Chesterton also hones in on the concept that ideas are the most dangerous thing we have in life and there are very real consequences to those ideas.

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Typical Chesterton

This is a collection of Chesterton essays railing against his perceived enemies of his day. It's interesting because he writes so well. But some of the names and some of the issues will be lost on a read of today.

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Tough yet Deep

Good book, sometimes difficult for me to follow due to differing intelligence between GK and I

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Dab on the Modernists

If there is anything to take from this book, it is that modern society is wrong, and we need to go back.

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We need a GK Chesterton for the modern day.

I'll be happy to volunteer! Modern philosophy is dead. Bring back the culture that lead to so much progress!

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