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Most people know G. K. Chesterton as an apologist for classical Christianity. But he also loved the arts. In "The Christian Imagination," Thomas Peters shows that Chesterton believed that God delighted in Creation, and so should we--an argument that did not always sit well with some of Chesterton's co-religionists, who were more interested in retreating from the world than in writing poetry that celebrated earthly beauty. In this slender volume, Peters analyzes Chesterton's songs, poems, illustrations, nonfiction, and novels. Those who have read only Chesterton's famous "Orthodoxy" may well decide, by the time they finish "The Christian Imagination," to delve into his less famous, but no less rich and rewarding, works.
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