"Here is the book that converted C.S. Lewis from atheism to Christianity. This history of mankind, Christ, and Christianity is to some extent a conscious rebuttal of H.G. Wells' Outline of History, which embraced both the evolutionary origins of humanity and the mortal humanity of Jesus. Whereas Orthodoxy detailed Chesterton's own spiritual ...
"Here is the book that converted C.S. Lewis from atheism to Christianity. This history of mankind, Christ, and Christianity is to some extent a conscious rebuttal of H.G. Wells' Outline of History, which embraced both the evolutionary origins of humanity and the mortal humanity of Jesus. Whereas Orthodoxy detailed Chesterton's own spiritual journey, this book illustrates the spiritual journey of humanity, or at least of Western civilization. A book for both mind and spirit."--
Good. No Jacket. Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall; Image Books Good Mass Market Paperback. Clean, no creases with exception of soft crease along upper edge, small soil mark on front cover near spine, tight and sturdy book. Mr. Chesterton's book 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." With brilliance and irony Chesterton tears to shreds that-very stale formula. Garden City, NY: Image Books, 1955. 4.25"x7" tall; 280pp.
NF. Not ex-lib. Mass market paperback in yellow wraps with brown titles and figure. Later printing with 1st Image printing Sept 1955 only date indicated within. 280pp. NF to Fine. Mild toning to wraps along edges with central wraps very bright and sharp; binding tight and square with no reader's crease on spine; pages bright and unmarked with creases from former dogear pp.57-58.
Near Fine. 12mo 280 pp, prefatory notes, introduction: The Plan of This Book, Part I: On the Creature Called Man, Part II: On the Man Called Christ, conclusion, appendix I-II. Image Books Edition. Light crease top corner fore-edge rear wrapper, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Wraps.
G.K. Chesterton is perhaps the best kept secret of our time. He was the most prolific writer of his time and we should all spend more time studying his work. This book is both deep and hysterically funny in places. His dry wit and sense of humor is refreshing in this age of dry writing. Highly recommended !!
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