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Epilogue

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/9780199582013.003.0010
Epilogue

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the debates between Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw. These debates came to encapsulate in the public mind two great overlapping intellectual conflicts of the 20th century: first, that between the Christian tradition and modern rationalism, and then — beginning with the two men's articles in the New Age — between family and property and individual liberty on the one hand and collectivism on the other. Their political differences, however, were in one sense outside the political mainstream. The chapter also discusses the relevance of Chesterton's religious, cultural, and political ideas for the new millennium.

Keywords: Chesterton; George Bernard Shaw; New Age; debate

Chapter.  7191 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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