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- Author: G. K. Chesterton
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The Everlasting Man (G. K. Chesterton) (Apple Module)
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"The Everlasting Man is a two-part history of mankind, Christ, and Christianity, by G. K. Chesterton. Published in 1925, it is to some extent a deliberate rebuttal of H. G. Wells’ Outline of History, which embraced the evolutionary origins of humanity and denied the divinity of Jesus. Whereas Orthodoxy detailed Chesterton's own spiritual journey, in this book he tries to illustrate the spiritual journey of humanity, or at least of Western civilization."
"According to the evolutionary outlines of history proposed by Wells and others, mankind is simply another sort of animal, and Jesus was a remarkable human being, and nothing more. Chesterton's thesis, as expressed in Part I of the book ('On the Creature Called Man'), is that if man is really and dispassionately viewed simply as another animal, one is forced to the conclusion that he is a bizarrely unusual animal. In Part II ('On the Man Called Christ'), Chesterton argues that if Jesus is really viewed as simply another human leader and Christianity and the Church are simply another human religion, one is forced to the conclusion that he was a bizarrely unusual leader, whose followers founded a bizarrely and miraculously unusual religion and Church."
"C. S. Lewis credited The Everlasting Man with 'baptising' his intellect, much as George MacDonald's writings had baptised his imagination, so as to make him more than half-converted well before he could bring himself to embrace Christianity. In a 1950 letter to Sheldon Vanauken, Lewis calls the book 'the best popular apologetic I know,' and in 1947 he wrote to Rhonda Bodle: 'the [very] best popular defence of the full Christian position I know is G. K. Chesterton's The Everlasting Man.' The book was also cited by The Christian Century in a list of 10 books that 'most shaped [Lewis'] vocational attitude and philosophy of life'."—Taken from Wikipedia
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