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"The contemporary book that has helped me the most is Chesterton's The Everlasting Man."- CS Lewis. This masterpiece played a key role in C S Lewis' conversion to Christianity. It is a lucid, rigorously argued, brilliantly witty survey of the broad sweep of history, showing how Christ and his Church are the fulfilment of all human desires.

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Considered by many to be Chesterton's greatest masterpiece of all his writings, this is his whole view of world history as informed by the Incarnation. Beginning with the origin of man and the various religious attitudes throughout history, Chesterton shows how the fulfillment of all of man's desires takes place in the person of Christ and in Christ's Church.

Chesterton propounds the thesis that "those who say that Christ stands side by side with similar myths, and his religion side by side with similar religions, are only repeating a very stale formula contradicted by a very striking fact." And with all the brilliance and devastating irony, so characteristic of his best writing, Chesterton gleefully and tempestuously tears to shreds that "very stale formula" and triumphantly proclaims in vivid language the glory and unanswerable logic of that very striking fact. Here is the genius of Chesterton at its delightful best.

  • Catalogue Code 266497
  • Product Code 9781598560169
  • ISBN 1598560166
  • EAN 9781598560169
  • Pages 280

G. K. Chesterton is one of the first popular writers to object to culture's casual dismissal of the divine. In The Everlasting Man he restores God to our understanding of history.

The Everlasting Man is one of G. K. Chesterton's most important books. Frustrated with attempts to relate history without God, such as H. G. Wells' Outline of History, The Everlasting Man is Chesterton's view of history, presented in two parts: "On the Creature Called Man," and "On the Man Called Christ." He argues that the central character in history is Christ, and that no explanation other than the Christian one makes sense.

Chesterton was one of the spiritual influences on C. S. Lewis, and this book in particular was a key factor in Lewis' conversion to Christianity. Readers who appreciate the writings of Lewis will want to explore the writings of those who influenced him, including Chesterton. The Everlasting Man is now available from Hendrickson in a re-typeset and redesigned version.

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