A monumental 750-page biography from Oxford University Press. The author is one of the world’s greatest Newman scholars, and with his great credentials, he makes the case the Chesterton is the intellectual and spiritual heir to Newman.
This book offers the first comprehensive intellectual and literary life of G.K. Chesterton, drawing on many unpublished letters and papers. It also emphasizes Chesterton’s philosophy of humour that he habitually used as a medium for comprehending and interpreting life. Also contains new analysis of Chesterton’s oft-overlooked role as a literary critic and examines Chesterton’s religious development, and his later role as apologist for Roman Catholicism.
This may be one of the most important books on Chesterton to appear in several decades.