Why is this author from the late 1800’s still so compelling?
1. He is pithy.
“If there were no God, there would be no atheists.”
2. He is relevant.
“The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.”
3. He reminds us that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”
4. He is discerning.
“Real development is not leaving things behind, as on a road, but drawing life from them, as on a root.”
5. He is fun.
“Coincidences are spiritual puns.”
6. He motivates.
“The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.”
7. He challenges.
“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.”
prilly sue says
Just read Orthodoxy for the first time. Now love GK along with CS
Tim Filston says
Good read. You’re exactly right–echoes of Chesterton are everywhere in Lewis’s writing.