All Things Considered

All Things Considered – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Mr. G. K. Chesterton, as all the world knows by this time, had the courage of his convictions. He would also, if he had his way, have everyone else possess a similar courage. In his collection of ephemeral papers (he admits their ephemerality) entitled “All Things Considered”, he more than once condemns journalistic anonymity as the shelter of uncourageous and unstraightforward writers. No one can ever charge him with any such skulking behind an anonym or a pseudonym or an editorial “we.” Whatever he has to say he says boldly and unmistakably in the first person singular, and signs his name to it.

All Things Considered

All Things Considered

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All Things Considered.

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Summary of Gilbert Keith Chesterton (from Wikipedia):

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the “prince of paradox”. Time magazine has observed of his writing style: “Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.”

Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and for his reasoned apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognised the wide appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an “orthodox” Christian, and came to identify this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, his “friendly enemy”, said of him, “He was a man of colossal genius.” Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, Cardinal John Henry Newman, and John Ruskin.


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