G.K. Chesterton, Author at Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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G.K. Chesterton

The Logical Vegetarian

From The Flying Inn, a satirical romp in which Chesterton inveighs against the forces of dreary and oppressive modernity

Why I Believe in Christianity

An explanation of why I think a religious philosophy necessary and why I think Christianity the best religious philosophy. – G.K. Chesterton

Why I Am A Catholic

The Church is not merely armed against the heresies of the past or even of the present, but equally against those of the future. – G.K. Chesterton

Skepticism and Spiritualism

An impartial person is a good judge of many things, but not of all. He is not (for instance) a good judge of what it feels like to be partial.

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas confronts other creeds of good and evil, without at all denying evil, with a theory of two levels of good.

The Religious Aim of Education

The deepest of all desires for knowledge is the desire to know what the world is for and what we are for.

Miracles and Modern Civilisation

For, obviously, the mere fact that a thing happens seldom, under odd circumstances and with no explanation within our knowledge, is no proof that it is against natural law.

Buddhism and Christianity

It is no disgrace to Christianity, it is no disgrace to any great religion, that its counsels of perfection have not made every single person perfect.

Pickwick Papers

G.K. Chesterton’s favorite Dickens book explained

Oscar Wilde

Chesterton writes about the artistic soul of Oscar Wilde

George MacDonald

An essay on one of Chesterton’s favorite authors

The Common Man

The new persecution of the Common Man

Sex and Property

The fashionable fallacy about the two great powers that make the poetry of life

The Blue Cross

Chesterton’s first Father Brown mystery


Chesterton’s masterpiece, an amazing piece of history and poetry

Elegy in a Country Churchyard

Chesterton’s “Elegy in a Country Churchyard” is one of the greatest anti-war and anti-government poems of all time.

The Donkey

This is the best Palm Sunday poem we know

A Child of the Snows

A great Christmas poem, which has inspired numerous song writers