From The Flying Inn, a satirical romp in which Chesterton inveighs against the forces of dreary and oppressive modernity
The unlikely and startling truth of the Incarnation
Chesterton can’t understand the heathen who isn’t even having any fun
A Chesterton essay on the work and thought of Leo Tolstoy
On the relics of medievalism
An incomparable explanation of juries
I will try and explain why I think a religious philosophy necessary and why I think Christianity the best religious philosophy.
The Church is not merely armed against the heresies of the past or even of the present, but equally against those of the future, that may be the exact opposite of those of the present.
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 confronts other creeds of good and evil, without at all denying evil, with a theory of two levels of good.
The deepest of all desires for knowledge is the desire to know what the world is for and what we are for.
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.
The modern habit of saying, “This is my opinion, but I may be wrong” is entirely irrational.
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.
Delusions of the modern student
Why the world needs metaphysics
To isolate a thing is to identify it
The sanities and certainties of human free thought
The corrupting effect of casual and conversational scepticism
Putting nonsense in the wrong place
The philosophy of common sense
Chesterton’s essay on Shakespeare’s Hamlet
G.K. Chesterton’s favorite Dickens book explained
Chesterton writes about the artistic soul of Oscar Wilde
An essay on one of Chesterton’s favorite authors
The greatest of Shakespeare’s comedies, in Chesterton’s opinion
On the benefits of studying history by reading the actual text of the time
Modern ignorance about the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
On the eclipse of Christian theology during the rationalist advance
An analysis of one of the most misunderstood events in Christian history
Chesterton’s masterpiece, an amazing piece of history and poetry
The poem that got Chesterton fired from The Daily News.
Chesterton’s “Elegy in a Country Churchyard” is one of the greatest anti-war and anti-government poems of all time.
A Chesterton poem you can sing in church
This is a poem that begs to be recited aloud
This is the best Palm Sunday poem we know
A great Christmas poem, which has inspired numerous song writers
Salvation is not negative, but highly positive
Two opposite methods to reform
A parable on certainty
The vow as a truly sane thing
With each new baby, the whole universe is again put on trial
The importance and interest of small things