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GK Chesterton 101

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by rusmeister, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. MKJ

    MKJ Contributor

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    I am not sure Chesterton is picked up by many non-religious people these days. I've only met one, and he had what might broadly be called a classical education. Most people these days seem to be too poorly educated to make any headway at all with authors like Chesterton, or even Lewis or Eliot.

    I'd suggest though that he talks about Western civilization, as a topic, in a way Orthodox sources don't seem to with the same perceptiveness as far as I have seen. And yes, in a way that is not explicitly religious or spiritual. He isn't telling us just how to be a Christian (which is a fine thing) but is looking to inform us or make us think about how we live in society and politically and economically. And while those aren't religious topics per se, they are important things to think about and understand how we got where we are.