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Introduction

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199582013
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191702303 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief review of Chesterton's works including Orthodoxy, The Man who was Thursday, and The Wild Knight. It considers the roots of Chesterton's views on modernity and Christianity. The chapter then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to trace the growth of Chesterton's mind from early childhood to the point in his literary career at which he had fully established the intellectual foundations on which the massive oeuvre of his last three decades was to be built.

Keywords: Chesterton; Orthodoxy; Christianity; modernity; literary career

Chapter.  5166 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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