Big (and great) GK Chesterton
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Tremendous trifles about the writer of "The ball and the cross" an "The man who was Thursday". As simple as that. Es, probablemente, santo ya. Y un gran santo, en contenido y continente.
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"Jesus Christ made wine, not a medicine, but a sacrament. But Omar makes it, not a sacrament, but a..."

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“Jesus Christ made wine, not a medicine, but a sacrament. But Omar makes it, not a sacrament, but a medicine. He feasts because life is not joyful; he revels because he is not glad. ‘Drink,’ he says, ‘for you know not whence you come nor why.
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"Anomalies do matter very much, and do a great deal of harm; abstract illogicalities do matter a..."

"Anomalies do matter very much, and do a great deal of harm; abstract illogicalities do matter a..." | Big (and great) GK Chesterton | Scoop.it
“Anomalies do matter very much, and do a great deal of harm; abstract illogicalities do matter a great deal, and do a great deal of harm: and this for a reason that anyone at all acquainted with human nature can see for himself.
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"All great spiritual Scriptures are full of the invitation not to test but to taste; not to examine..."

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“All great spiritual Scriptures are full of the invitation not to test but to taste; not to examine but to eat. Their phrases are full of living water and heavenly bread, mysterious manna and dreadful wine.
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"Soldiers have many faults, but they have one redeeming merit: they are never worshippers of Force...."

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“Soldiers have many faults, but they have one redeeming merit: they are never worshippers of Force. Soldiers more than any other men are taught severely and systematically that might is not right.
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Chesterton, sobre Quijotes

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Las intenciones de los justos son equidad; los planes de los malos, son engaño. (Proverbios, 12,5) El bibliotecario Herne –protagonista de El regreso de D.
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"We do not need the learned man to teach us the important things. We all know the important things,..."

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“We do not need the learned man to teach us the important things. We all know the important things, though we all violate and neglect them.
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"If a god does come upon the earth, he will descend at the sight of the brave. Our prostrations and..."

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“If a god does come upon the earth, he will descend at the sight of the brave. Our prostrations and litanies are of no avail our new moons and sabbaths are an abomination.
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"It is always simple to fall: there are an infinity of angles at which one falls: only one at which..."

"It is always simple to fall: there are an infinity of angles at which one falls: only one at which..." | Big (and great) GK Chesterton | Scoop.it
“It is always simple to fall: there are an infinity of angles at which one falls: only one at which one stands. To have fallen into any one of the fads from Gnosticism to Christian Science would indeed have been obvious and tame.
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Chesterton anticipó la ‘dictadura del relativismo’

Chesterton anticipó la ‘dictadura del relativismo’ | Big (and great) GK Chesterton | Scoop.it
Aún quedan temas por exprimir en El error de la imparcialidad -además de lo que ya se ha visto estos días (1º y 2º)- particularmente el que se deriva de las consecuencias sociales de tener convicciones –especialmente, convicciones religiosas- espléndidamente...
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"If you have composed a bad opera you may persuade yourself that it is a good one; if you have carved..."

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“If you have composed a bad opera you may persuade yourself that it is a good one; if you have carved a bad statue you can think yourself better than Michelangelo.
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"If the world becomes pagan and perishes, the last man left alive would do well to quote the Iliad..."

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“If the world becomes pagan and perishes, the last man left alive would do well to quote the Iliad and die.”
- G.K. Chesterton in The Everlasting Man
A Service of
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"The thing from which England suffers just now more than from any other evil is not the assertion of..."

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“The thing from which England suffers just now more than from any other evil is not the assertion of falsehoods, but the endless and irrepressible repetition of half-truths.”
- G.K. Chesterton in G.F.
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"Silence is the unbearable repartee."

"Silence is the unbearable repartee." | Big (and great) GK Chesterton | Scoop.it
“Silence is the unbearable repartee.”
- G.K. Chesterton in The Illustrated London News, September 30, 1933
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"What is the difference between Christ and Satan?

It is quite simple. Christ descended into hell;..."

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“What is the difference between Christ and Satan?
It is quite simple. Christ descended into hell; Satan fell into it. One of them wanted to go up and went down; the other wanted to go down and went up.”
- G.K.
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"I have a far more solid and central ground for submitting to Christianity as a faith, instead of..."

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“I have a far more solid and central ground for submitting to Christianity as a faith, instead of merely picking up hints from it as a scheme.
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"Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. Never drink when you are wretched..."

"Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. Never drink when you are wretched..." | Big (and great) GK Chesterton | Scoop.it
“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
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"I have often been haunted with a fancy that the creeds of men might be paralleled and represented in..."

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“I have often been haunted with a fancy that the creeds of men might be paralleled and represented in their beverages.
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"Whatever the merits or demerits of the Pantheistic sentiment of melting into nature of..."

"Whatever the merits or demerits of the Pantheistic sentiment of melting into nature of..." | Big (and great) GK Chesterton | Scoop.it
“Whatever the merits or demerits of the Pantheistic sentiment of melting into nature of ‘Oneness’ (I think they call it) with seas and skies, it is not and it never has been a popular sentiment.
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Chesterton: si el hombre no tiene naturaleza, rechazamos los derechos humanos, justificamos la explotación.

Chesterton: si el hombre no tiene naturaleza, rechazamos los derechos humanos, justificamos la explotación. | Big (and great) GK Chesterton | Scoop.it
El primer análisis de La casa completa pasa por una reflexión sobre la naturaleza humana. Recordemos que el artículo comenzaba polemizando con H.G. Wells.
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Chesterton, D. Álvaro y los borricos

Chesterton, D. Álvaro y los borricos | Big (and great) GK Chesterton | Scoop.it
Hoy traemos un dibujo y una poesía de Chesterton sobre los burros.
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"The chief assertion of religious morality is that white is a colour. Virtue is not the absence of..."

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“The chief assertion of religious morality is that white is a colour. Virtue is not the absence of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell.
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Chesterton, el sociólogo más divertido

Chesterton, el sociólogo más divertido | Big (and great) GK Chesterton | Scoop.it
Volvemos hoy a dedicar la entrada a Esbozo de sensatez (1927), que se nos está quedando rezagada.
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The Legendary C.S. Lewis: England's Most Reluctant Christian Convert - Christian Post (blog)

The Legendary C.S. Lewis: England's Most Reluctant Christian Convert - Christian Post (blog) | Big (and great) GK Chesterton | Scoop.it
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The Legendary C.S. Lewis: England's Most Reluctant Christian Convert
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He was also deeply influenced by his reading of what he called “old books” by Christians such as George Herbert and Dr.
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Chesterton, entre ‘Regreso a Howards End’ y la literatura actual

Chesterton, entre ‘Regreso a Howards End’ y la literatura actual | Big (and great) GK Chesterton | Scoop.it
Regreso a Howards End es una película de James Ivory, galardonada con tres Óscars en 1992 y protagonizada por unos magníficos Anthony Hopkins y Emma Thompson. La película lleva a la gran pantalla la novela del mismo nombre de E.M.
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Chesterton y Tolkien: más sobre ‘Mooreffoc’ y la fantasía

Chesterton y Tolkien: más sobre ‘Mooreffoc’ y la fantasía | Big (and great) GK Chesterton | Scoop.it
Hace un tiempo explicábamos cómo GK había descubierto y utilizado el término Mooreffoc, inventado por Dickens.
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