The Apostolate of Common Sense
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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

Gloria in Profundis

The unlikely and startling truth of the Incarnation

The Twelve Men

An incomparable explanation of juries

Why I Believe in Christianity

I will try and explain why I think a religious philosophy necessary and why I think Christianity the best religious philosophy.

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, that may be the exact opposite of those of the present.

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.

Introduction to the Book of Job

The modern habit of saying, “This is my opinion, but I may be wrong” is entirely irrational.

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.

On Thoughtless Remarks

The corrupting effect of casual and conversational scepticism

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 Meaning of the Crusade

An analysis of one of the most misunderstood events in Christian history

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

Lepanto

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

A Piece of Chalk

The importance and interest of small things