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Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

William Oddie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

When Orthodoxy was published in 1908, Wilfrid Ward hailed Chesterton as a prophetic figure, whose thought was to be classed with that of Burke, Butler, and Coleridge. This book provides a ... More


The Man with the Golden Key, 1874–83

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter details Chesterton's childhood years. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born on 29 May 1874, in Sheffield Terrace, Campden Hill. The Chesterton home was a magical place for a child to grow up ... More


The Early Twentieth Century

J. R. Watson (ed.)

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269731
eISBN:
9780191600791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269730.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

A relatively short section, containing 11 hymns from the period of two great hymn books, the English Hymnal and Songs of Praise. It was the period of the Christian Social Union, and of the First ... More


Catholic Literature and Secularisation in France and England, 1880-1914

Brian Sudlow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083112
eISBN:
9781781703137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083112.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is a comparative study of the French and English Catholic literary revivals of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These parallel but mostly independent movements include ... More


Deism in Enlightenment England: Theology, Politics, and Newtonian Public Science

Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078729
eISBN:
9781781703304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078729.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores at length the French and English Catholic literary revivals of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These parallel but mostly independent movements include writers ... More


Epilogue

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of the debates between Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw. These debates came to encapsulate in the public mind two great overlapping intellectual conflicts of ... More


Introduction

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a brief review of Chesterton's works including Orthodoxy, The Man who was Thursday, and The Wild Knight. It considers the roots of Chesterton's views on ... More


School Days: St Paul's and the JDC, 1883–92

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on Chesterton's school days. It is uncertain when these began. When, later, he went on to St Paul's School, he was in the same class as boys who were mostly one or two years his ... More


Nightmare at the Slade: Digging for the Sunrise of Wonder, 1892–4

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on the years immediately following Chesterton' departure from St Paul's. In the summer of 1892, Chesterton spent a year preparing, in theory, for a course in fine arts and other ... More


Beginning the Journey around the World, 1894–9

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on Chesterton's life from 1894–9. Chesterton finally emerged from his periodic depressions two years after leaving St Paul's School. In the springtime of 1894 his mood was one of ... More


Who is GKC? 1900–2

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on Chesterton's life and works from 1900–2. It details the start of his journalistic career by writing for The Bookman, his friendship with Hilaire Belloc, his literary articles ... More


The Man of Letters as Defender of the Faith, 1903–4: Robert Browning; Blatchford I; The Napoleon of Notting Hill

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on Chesterton's life and works from 1903–4. Following the publication of his biography of Robert Browning in 1903, Chesterton entered, in the words of the anonymous reviewer of ... More


The Critic as Polemicist, 1904–6: G. F. Watts; Blatchford II; Heretics; The Ball and the Cross; Charles Dickens

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on Chesterton's life and works from 1904–6. Shortly after The Napoleon of Notting Hill was published in March 1904, Chesterton produced what, though it is one of his least ... More


Battles in the Last Crusade, 1907–8: The Man who was Thursday and Orthodoxy

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on two of Chesterton's works: The Man who was Thursday and Orthodoxy. With Orthodoxy, Chesterton saw himself as having reached ‘a landmark in my life’ — a milestone at which he ... More


Between the Wars: Peace, Play, and Protest

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 3 focuses on two significant developments of the interwar period: first, a move toward imaginative ways of interpreting Francis, with themes of foolishness, irony, and reversal; and second, ... More


Epilogue

Stephen Mulhall

in The Great Riddle: Wittgenstein and Nonsense, Theology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198755326
eISBN:
9780191816628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755326.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This brief epilogue identifies two potentially fruitful connections between this book and two other recent publications: Rowan Williams’ Gifford Lectures and Adam Roberts’ book on the role of riddles ... More


America and Conversion

Ian Ker

in G. K. Chesterton: A Biography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601288
eISBN:
9780191806582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601288.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on G. K. Chesterton's travel to America in 1921 with his wife Frances and his conversion to Catholicism a year later. It first considers Chesterton's reaction to Herbert Samuel's ... More


Rome and America Again

Ian Ker

in G. K. Chesterton: A Biography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601288
eISBN:
9780191806582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601288.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on G. K. Chesterton's works that he published as he and his wife Frances traveled to Rome and then to America, including The Thing (1929), The Resurrection of Rome (1930), and ... More


The Last Years

Ian Ker

in G. K. Chesterton: A Biography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601288
eISBN:
9780191806582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601288.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on G. K. Chesterton's last years, beginning with his travel to Dublin in June 1932 for the 31st International Eucharistic Congress. It then considers Chesterton's articles that ... More


Orthodoxy

Ian Ker

in G. K. Chesterton: A Biography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601288
eISBN:
9780191806582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601288.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on G. K. Chesterton's views on orthodox Christianity. It first considers the Chestertons' stay at a rented house at Rye in Sussex, next door to Lamb House, the mansion where ... More


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