G. K. Chesterton

English mystery novelist and Christian apologist

Gilbert Keith Chesterton KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the "prince of paradox". Time magazine observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out."Chesterton created the fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and wrote on apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognised the wide appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, his "friendly enemy", said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius." Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, Cardinal John Henry Newman, and John Ruskin.
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C. S. Lewis

Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist

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51

The Screwtape Letters

satirical, epistolary Christian apologetic novel by C. S. Lewis

author: C. S. Lewis

1942

The chronicles of Narnia

author: C. S. Lewis

Mere Christianity

book by C. S. Lewis on the fundamentals of Christianity

author: C. S. Lewis

1952

Till We Have Faces

1956 novel by C. S. Lewis; a retelling of Cupid and Psyche, based on its telling in a chapter of The Golden Ass of Apuleius

author: C. S. Lewis

1956

The Problem of Pain

1940 book on the problem of evil by C. S. Lewis, in which Lewis argues that human pain, animal pain, and hell are not sufficient reasons to reject belief in a good and powerful God

author: C. S. Lewis

1940

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T. S. Eliot

English author

works

42

Murder in the Cathedral

play by T. S. Eliot

author: T. S. Eliot

The Waste Land

poem by T.S. Eliot

author: T. S. Eliot

1922

Four Quartets

poems by T.S. Eliot

author: T. S. Eliot

1943

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Book of poems by TS Eliot

author: T. S. Eliot
illustrator: Nicolas Bentley, Edward Gorey, Axel Scheffler

1939 or 1995

The Hollow Men

poem by T. S. Eliot

author: T. S. Eliot

1925

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Hannah Arendt

Jewish-American political theorist

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Slavoj Žižek

Slovene philosopher

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Dorothy L. Sayers

English crime writer, playwright, essayist and Christian writer

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