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What's Wrong With the World

by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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G.K. Chesterton, along with C.S. Lewis, ranks among the most influential Christian intellectuals of the 20th century. In What’s Wrong with the World, Chesterton offers his characteristically incisive, witty analysis of the social and moral issues of his time. As he saw it, Christianity—if it was indeed the Truth—could and should engage every aspect of culture. “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting,” he famously wrote. “It has been found difficult; and left untried.” Many find Chesterton’s analysis just as insightful as it was nearly a century ago. Others, however, find Chesterton’s commentary on gender roles and feminism especially to be quite dated, despite a few interesting points.

Kathleen O’Bannon
CCEL Staff
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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Born: May 29, 1874, Kensington, London, England
Died: June 14, 1936, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Related topics: Authors, English, Biography, Brown, Father (Fictitious character), Chesterton, G. K.--1874-1936, Clergy
Basic information: Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer. He published works on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox".
Popular works: Orthodoxy, Heretics, Man Who Was Thursday, What's Wrong With the World, Everlasting Man