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The New Jerusalem

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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168 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.5in.Chestertons classic philosophical travelogue details his thoughts and conclusions during a visit to the Middle East in 1920. With his characteristic bluntness - leavened as always with humour and wit - Chesterton describes the day to day life of the people, and of the diverse tensions existing between Islam, Christianity and Judaism - the three great religions that lay claim to this place as Holy Ground. A personal and passionate view of the area almost three decades before the founding of the State of Israel, The New Jerusalem is required reading for all those hoping to understand the complexity of the region and the continuing conflict in todays Holy Land This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781908388346

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Title: The New Jerusalem

Publisher: Aziloth Books

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Chesterton's classic 'philosophical travelogue' details his thoughts and conclusions during a visit to the Middle East in 1920. With his characteristic bluntness - leavened as always with humour and wit - Chesterton describes the day to day life of the people, and of the diverse tensions existing between Islam, Christianity and Judaism - the three great religions that lay claim to this place as Holy Ground. A personal and passionate view of the area almost three decades before the founding of the State of Israel, 'The New Jerusalem' is required reading for all those hoping to understand the complexity of the region and the continuing conflict in today's Holy Land

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox." Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out." Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and for his reasoned apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the wide appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both Progressivism and Conservatism, saying, "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius." Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, Cardinal John Henry Newman, and John Ruskin.

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