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In Defense of Sanity

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Publisher: Ignatius Press
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Pages: 405
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Introducing In Defense of Sanity, a book featuring the best selected essays of G.K. Chesterton, one of the greatest 20th century man of letters! Whether you are exploring GKC's works for the first time, or you are a seasoned student, this book contains an immense variety of timeless truths that will make your reading experience unforgettable.

In Defense of Sanity is edited by three world-renowned authorities on Chesterton - Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, and Aidan Mackey - who have joined forces to handpick 3000 perfect essays from the staggering 5 thousand essays by Chesterson. From Barbarians to architecture, fiction to philosophy and religion to economics; insight comes at a rapid pace in this one-of-a-kind selection.

So don't wait any longer to jump into a pool of deep understanding and far-reaching insights that can open up new worlds of thought and perspectives! Get your copy now and discover why GKC has been dubbed 'the prince of paradox'!

G. K. Chesterton:

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was a prolific English journalist and author best known for his mystery series featuring the priest-detective Father Brown and for the metaphysical thriller The Man Who Was Thursday. Baptized into the Church of England, Chesterton underwent a crisis of faith as a young man and became fascinated with the occult. He eventually converted to Roman Catholicism and published some of Christianity's most influential apologetics, including Heretics and Orthodoxy.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Zane Linback
In Defense of MY sanity

I highly recommend this book, great introduction to Chesterton at a great price.

Thomas Johnsen
Just a relevant as ever.

The wit, insight and acrobatic practical orthodoxy of Chesterton are on full display here.

It's an anthology, spanning a wide range of original publications and printing dates.

The quality does vary, as does the genre. From the existential and experimental, to the civic issue focused, to the fighting off of the newly metastisized "Errors of Russia" or their local Marxist promoters, this volume delivers topicality and incisive judgments that will be sure, if not to comfort, at least to enlighten and to hearten you.

Lot's of fresh stuff. Having read Heretics and Orthodoxy multiple times, I noticed one redundant essay here.

I hopped around the book in the course of reading and keyed in on essays that happened to strike me. I recommend doing this.


Sarah Reinhard
Sanity in Bite-Sized Pieces

The book includes 67 essays, some of which are published for the first time in this collection. The variety of topics covered is diverse and delightful.

There's something astounding about a volume that can contain a playful exposition about chasing your hat (and why it's fun and comical) and a serious discussion of why we need to understand philosophy.

I've heard Chesterton called a prophet, and reading a few of these essays made me understand why. He wrote a century ago, but his writing is relevant, real, and radical to us in the here-and-now.

This was one of my favorite recent reads. It's also a book that you would do well to put by your armchair and pick up every so often. You're sure to be amused and challenged in equal proportion and in ways that will surprise you.

Highly recommended.