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