LibriVox recording of "Heretics" by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare.
The Author Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England on the 29th of May, 1874. Though he considered himself a mere "rollicking journalist," he was actually a prolific and gifted writer in virtually every area of literature. A man of strong opinions and enormously talented at defending them, his exuberant personality nevertheless allowed him to maintain warm friendships with people--such as George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells--with whom he vehemently disagreed. Chesterton had no difficulty standing up for what he believed. He was one of the few journalists to oppose the Boer War. His 1922 "Eugenics and Other Evils" attacked what was at that time the most progressive of all ideas, the idea that the human race could and should breed a superior version of itself. In the Nazi experience, history demonstrated the wisdom of his once "reactionary" views.
Chesterton wrote several works of Christian apologetics, the best known of which are "Othodoxy", "Heretics", and "The Everlasting Man". (Summary from Project Gutenberg)
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Artist/Composer: G. K. Chesterton Date: 2008-02-01 Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; essays; apologetics; Christianity; religion; Chesterton; G. K. Chesterton
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00 - Introduction 6:24 01 - On the Importance of Orthodoxy 19:56 02 - On the Negative Spirit 19:27 03 - On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small 22:44 04 - Mr. Bernard Shaw 20:39 05 - H.G. Wells and the Giants 33:09 06 - Christmas and the Esthetes 14:47 07 - Omar and the Sacred Vine 15:08 08 - The Mildness of the Yellow Press 21:32 09 - The Moods of Mr. George Moore 10:19 10 - On Sandals and Simplicity 11:10 11 - Science and the Savages 16:19 12 - Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson 26:51 13 - Celts and Celtophiles 11:13 14 - On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family 25:00 15 - On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set 28:16 16 - On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity 26:30 17 - On the Wit of Whistler 19:09 18 - The Fallacy of the Young Nation 29:44 19 - Slum Novelists and the Slums 26:00 20 - Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy 31:23