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G K Chesterton s brilliant sketch of the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas is as relevant today as when it was published in Then it earned the praise of such distinguished writers as Etienne Gilson Jacques Martain and Anton Pegis as the best book ever written on the great thirteenth century Dominican Today Chesterton s classic stands poised to reveal Thomas to a new generation br br Chesterton s Aquinas is a man of mystery Born into a noble Neapolitan family Thomas chose the life of a mendicant friar Lumbering and shy his classmates dubbed him the Dumb Ox he led a revolution in Christian thought Possessed of the rarest brilliance he found the highest truth in the humblest object Having spent his life amid the vast intricacies of reason he asked on his deathbed to have read aloud the Song of Songs the most passionate book in the Bible br br As Albert the Great Thomas s teacher predicted the Dumb Ox has bellowed down the ages to our own day Chesterton s book will enlighten those who would consign Thomas to the obscurity of medieval times It will confound those who would use Thomas to bolster arid schemes of Christian rationalism Rather it will introduce the wondrous mystery of the man who after a life of unparalleled genius was seized by a vision of the Unknown and said I can write no more I have seen things which make all my writings like straw, b Forty nine quietly sensational cases investigated by the high priest of detective fiction br FATHER BROWN b br br Immortalized in these famous stories G K Chesterton s endearing amateur sleuth has entertained countless generations of readers For as his admirers know Father Brown s cherubic face and unworldly simplicity his glasses and his huge umbrella disguise a quite uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work br br This Penguin omnibus edition contains br br The Innocence of Father Brown br The Wisdom of Father Brown br The Incredulity of Father Brown br The Secret of Father Brown br The Scandal of Father Brown, G K Chesterton the Prince of Paradox is at his witty best in this collection of twenty essays and articles from the turn of the twentieth century Focusing on heretics those who pride themselves on their superiority to Christian views Chesterton appraises prominent figures who fall into that category from the literary and art worlds Luminaries such as Rudyard Kipling George Bernard Shaw H G Wells and James McNeill Whistler come under the author s scrutiny where they meet with equal measures of his characteristic wisdom and good humor br In addition to incisive assessments of well known individuals Mr Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small and Mr H G Wells and the Giants these essays contain observations on the wider world On Sandals and Simplicity Science and the Savages On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set and Slum Novelists and the Slums reflect the main themes of Chesterton s life s work i Heretics i roused the ire of some critics for censuring contemporary philosophies without providing alternatives the author responded a few years later with a companion volume i Orthodoxy i Sardonic jolly and generous both books are vintage Chesterton br br He is criticizing those who hold incomplete and inadequate views about life the universe and everything He is in short criticizing all that host of non Christian views of reality as he demonstrated in his follow up book Orthodoxy The book is both an easy read and a difficult read But he manages to demonstrate among other things that our new st century heresies are really not new because he himself deals with most of them, Father Brown s powers of detection allow him to sit beside the immortal Holmes but he is also to quote Rufus King in all senses a most pleasantly fascinating human being You will be enchanted by the scandalously innocent man of the cloth with the umbrella who exhibits such uncanny insight into ingeniously tricky human problems