Orthodoxy, Introduction by Martin Cothran


G. K. Chesterton’s majestic defense of Christianity. One of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, Chesterton here begins by describing his own search for truth, in which he managed to construct a worldview that made sense of everything, only to discover, once he had put the finishing touches on it, that it was Christianity.

From the Introduction :
Chesterton’s own reputation has occasionally fallen into obscurity, but Orthodoxy has been republished again and again since its original printing in 1908. The book serves to remind us, not only that Christianity is the true revolution, but that, unique among the systems of belief that populate the history of the world, Christianity has the power to effect its own renewal: “Christianity has died many times and risen again,” he said, “for it had a god who knew the way out of the grave.”