September 18, 2012 Book Club
Author: G.K. Chesterton
Synopsis: Though he was on the whole a fun loving and gregarious man, during adolescence Chesterton was troubled by thoughts of suicide. In Christianity he found answers to many of the dilemmas and paradoxes of life. Throughout Heretics he provides a very personal critique of contemporary religious notions. His consistently engaging but often wayward humor is mixed liberally with daring flights of fancy and some startling turns of thought. A highly original contribution to one of the major debates of the last century – one that continues to exercise leading thinkers in the present one.
Rating: 3.0 stars
Quotes: “Though we agreed that G.K. Chesterton is definitely a giant in Christian literature, we found this selection difficult because of its continuous references to problems and personalities of Chesterton’s times (with which we were unfamiliar). As a group we wished we had chosen a different book of his for our first reading of Chesterton.”