On George MacDonald

G.K. Chesterton on one of his favorite authors, George MacDonald. This piece was written as an introduction to George MacDonald and His Wife, by Greville M. MacDonald (MacDonald’s son), 1924. […]

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Hume in Elfland

“We need this life of practical romance; the combination of something that is strange with something that is secure. We need so to view the world as to combine an […]

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Literary Priests in the Tavern at the End of the World

All roads point at last to an ultimate inn, where we shall meet Dickens and all his characters: and when we drink again it shall be from the great flagons […]

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Frances Chesterton and Christmas

Frances Chesterton, wife of famous British author and Christian apologist G.K. Chesterton, was obsessed by Christmas. Obsessed. Frances had a nativity set up in every room, each one unique in […]

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Chesterton As Poet: The Wise Men

Step softly, under snow or rain, To find the place where men can pray; The way is all so very plain That we may lose the way. Oh, we have […]

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Escaping the Madhouse

A Chestertonian Allegory (Inspired by The Journey)[1]   I was panic-stricken upon the discovery that my upper body was constrained by a tight white jacket of sorts. The jacket was […]

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Chesterton and the Seven Heavens

When discussing what he calls “The Fear of the Past”[1], Chesterton notes how we are so in love with progress that we are afraid of ever retracing our steps in […]

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Creation, Corruption, and Celebration on a Thursday

If you are a student of the Christian worldview, then you are probably familiar with the theme of Creation, Fall, and Restoration. Depending on who you read, some might also […]

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Chesterton As Philosopher: The Revival of Philosophy

The best reason for a revival of philosophy is that unless a man has a philosophy certain horrible things will happen to him. He will be practical; he will be […]

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The Freedom of Boundaries

G.K. Chesterton cherished human freedom; however, he did not believe that freedom ought to be exercised to fulfill all human desires. Rather, a man should willingly submit to moral law, […]

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