• by G. K. Chesterton
  • Narrated by Fred Williams
  • 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

G. K. Chesterton was a journalist, playwright, poet, biographer, novelist, essayist, literary commentator, editor, orator, artist, and theologian. Orthodoxy is his great apologia for the Christian faith, which was prompted by a serious attack in 1903 against Christianity by well-known newspaper editor Robert Blatchford.Published just five years later, Chesterson's famous reply took the form of an autobiographical account of his own indoctrination into the faith. Rather than attempt to explain how Christianity can be believed, he emphasizes what fulfillment in this life can come from believing. His argument is that people in Western society need a life of "practical romance, the combination of something that is strange with something that is secure. We need so to view the world as to combine an idea of wonder and an idea of welcome."


What the Critics Say

"[One of the 10] indispensable spiritual classics [of the past 1500 years]." (Publisher's Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Thought provoking and entertaining

I bought the book after listening to it from the library years ago. (The British accent of the narrator is great). Chesterton provides guidance for thought on a whole host of topics, and he states his case in a most enjoyable fashion. I appreciate his expressions and vocabulary as well. When I found this title on Audible I jumped at the chance to get it!
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- Brent

Chesterton at his best!

To find "Orthodoxy" here at Audible is a pleasant surprise! This is one of Chesterton's best works, along with "Everlasting Man". I've read "Orthodoxy" several times, and enjoy now being able to listen while exercising, working, etc. Thanks, Audible, for making it available!!!!
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- Eunice

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-14-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.