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Chesterton probably wrote more than anyone ever so I'm sure he can tell you in his own words why he converted from Atheism to Anglicanism and from Anglicanism to Catholicism. See: Catholic Church and Conversion and Why I am A Catholic and The God With the Golden Key As an avid reader of Chesterton, I'm often perplexed at how much love he gives to ...


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My thanks to Peter Turner for recommending the book Orthodoxy (Dodd, Mead & Co., 1908) to me some time ago, and therefore making this answer possible. Thanks to Kindle full-text search, I found the following in Orthodoxy chapter 5, The Flag of the World: Love is not blind; that is the last thing it is. Love is bound; and the more it is bound the less ...


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Chesterton always is talking about German philosophers he despises mainly Nietzsche, even if he doesn't name them. He also routinely takes on his British contemporaries (and friends) spewing these same philosophies. But you're right, he's not talking about George Bernard Shaw or H.G. Wells here. He's talking about what he saw in British Churches in the ...


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As Chesterton himself has said, The difficulty of explaining “why I am a Catholic” is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true. I could fill all my space with separate sentences each beginning with the words, “It is the only thing that…” As, for instance, (1) It is the only thing that really ...


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I imagine that two important principles would be violated if Mr. McIan's philosophy were taken to its logical extreme: Free Will (and thereby the loss of Love) Religious Liberty (or liberty of conscience) 1) In a world were no evil could take place, even in principle, there would be no place for truly freely given Love: which is to say, there would be ...



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