Heretics

G. K. CHESTERTON (1874 - 1936)

The Author Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England on the 29th of May, 1874. Though he considered himself a mere "rollicking journalist," he was actually a prolific and gifted writer in virtually every area of literature. A man of strong opinions and enormously talented at defending them, his exuberant personality nevertheless allowed him to maintain warm friendships with people--such as George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells--with whom he vehemently disagreed. Chesterton had no difficulty standing up for what he believed. He was one of the few journalists to oppose the Boer War. His 1922 "Eugenics and Other Evils" attacked what was at that time the most progressive of all ideas, the idea that the human race could and should breed a superior version of itself. In the Nazi experience, history demonstrated the wisdom of his once "reactionary" views.

Chesterton wrote several works of Christian apologetics, the best known of which are "Orthodoxy", "Heretics", and "The Everlasting Man". (Summary from Project Gutenberg)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Contemporary

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introductory Remarks Ray Clare
00:06:24
Play 01 On the Importance of Orthodoxy Ray Clare
00:19:56
Play 02 On the Negative Spirit Ray Clare
00:19:27
Play 03 On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small Ray Clare
00:22:44
Play 04 Mr. Bernard Shaw Ray Clare
00:20:39
Play 05 Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants Ray Clare
00:33:09
Play 06 Christmas and the Esthetes Ray Clare
00:14:46
Play 07 Omar and the Sacred Vine Ray Clare
00:15:08
Play 08 The Mildness of the Yellow Press Ray Clare
00:21:32
Play 09 The Moods of Mr. George Moore Ray Clare
00:10:19
Play 10 On Sandals and Simplicity Ray Clare
00:11:10
Play 11 Science and the Savages Ray Clare
00:16:19
Play 12 Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson Ray Clare
00:26:51
Play 13 Celts and Celtophiles Ray Clare
00:11:13
Play 14 On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family Ray Clare
00:25:00
Play 15 On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set Ray Clare
00:28:16
Play 16 On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity Ray Clare
00:26:30
Play 17 On the Wit of Whistler Ray Clare
00:19:09
Play 18 The Fallacy of the Young Nation Ray Clare
00:29:44
Play 19 Slum Novelists and the Slums Ray Clare
00:26:00
Play 20 Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy Ray Clare
00:31:23