The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton, Volume 2

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Ignatius Press, 1986 - Literary Collections - 551 pages

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Contents

General Editors Introduction ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI
7
Introduction by George William Rutler
13
The Problem of St Francis
25
The World St Francis Found
32
Francis the Fighter
46
Francis the Builder
57
Le Jongleur de Dieu
67
The Little Poor
79
The War of the Gods and Demons
269
The End of the World
283
ON THE MAN CALLED CHRIST
299
The God in the Cave
301
The Riddles of the Gospel
318
The Strangest Story in the World
331
The Witness of the Heretics
346
The Escape from Paganism
364

The Three Orders
91
The Mirror of Christ
103
Miracles and Death
115
The Testament of St Francis
126
THE EVERLASTING
135
Introduction by Larry Azar
137
Prefatory Note
141
The Plan of This Book
143
ON THE CREATURE CALLED
153
The Man in the Cave
155
Professors and Prehistoric Men
172
The Antiquity of Civilisation
188
God In Comparative Religion V Man and Mythologies
233
Demons and Philosophers
248
The Five Deaths of the Faith
382
THE SUMMARY OF THIS BOOK
394
ST THOMAS AQUINAS
409
Introduction by Raymond Dennehy
413
Introductory Note
419
On Two Friars
421
The Runaway Abbot
443
The Aristotelian Revolution
455
A Meditation on the Manichees
478
The Real Life of St Thomas
495
The Approach to Thomism
513
The Permanent Philosophy
524
The Sequel to St Thomas
540
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

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