Heretics by G. K. Chesterton
"Prince of the Paradox," G. K. Chesterton, is witty in this collection of 20 essays and articles from the turn of the 20th century. Focusing on the "mavericks", those who are proud of their superiority to the Christian view, Chesterton evaluates prominent figures in the category from the world of literature and art. Rudyard Kipling, George Bernard Shaw, H. Celebrities such as G. Wells and James McNeill Whistler are under scrutiny of the author and meet his characteristic wisdom and comparable standards of good humor.
In addition to the keen appraisal of prominent individuals ("Mr. Ludyard Kipling and The World To Be Smaller" and "HG Wells and Giants"), these essays include observations about the wider world. "Sandals and simplicity", "Science and barbarians", "About specific contemporary writers and family institutions", "About smart novelists and smart sets", and "Slam novelists and slams" Reflects the work of Chesterton's life. The maverick fueled critics' anger over blaming contemporary philosophy without offering alternatives. The author gave a correct answer a few years later in the orthodox school of the relevant books. Saldonic, Jolly, and Generous, both books are vintage Chesterton.
He criticizes those who have an incomplete and inadequate view of "life, the universe, and everything." He, in short, criticizes all of the many non-Christian views of reality, as he demonstrated in the legitimacy of his follow-up book. The book is both easy to read and difficult to read. But he was particularly successful in proving that our new 21st century heresy wasn't really new, as he handles most of them himself.