Tag Archives: metaphor

On Evil Euphemisms by G. K. Chesterton

Published in G. K. Chesterton: Stories, Essays, & Poems, (Everyman’s Library – 913), J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London, 1946 reprint of 1935 edition, p208-211. Originally appeared in Come to think of It, 1930. Somebody has sent me a … Continue reading

Posted in Aesthetics, Anthropology, Ethics: Righteousness, Language, Miracles, Society, Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Child Psychology and Nonsense by G.K. Chesterton

In this age of child-psychology nobody pays any attention to the actual psychology of the child. All that seems to matter is the psychology of the psychologist and the particular theory or train of thought that he is maintaining against … Continue reading

Posted in Aesthetics, Education, G.K. Chesterton, Psychology, Theology, Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Kinds of Paradox by G.K. Chesterton

There is nothing that needs more fastidious care than our choice of nonsense. Sense is like daylight or daily air, and may come from any quarter or in any quantity. But nonsense is an art. Like an art, it is … Continue reading

Posted in Aesthetics, Education, Ethics: Righteousness, G.K. Chesterton, Language, Logic, Mathematics, Miracles, Paradox, Physics, Psychology, Society, Theology, Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Women in the Workplace – and at Home by G. K. Chesterton

The recent controversy about the professional position of married women was part of a much larger controversy, which is not limited to professional women or even to women. It involves a distinction that controversialists on both sides commonly forget. Originally … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The God in the Cave by G. K. Chesterton

Traditions in art and literature and popular fable have quite sufficiently attested, as has been said, this particular paradox of the divine being in the cradle. Perhaps they have not so clearly emphasised the significance of the divine being in … Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology, apologetics, Cosmology, G.K. Chesterton, God's Identity, Logic, Miracles, Paradox, Physics, Psychology, Romantic Rationalism, The Church, Theology, Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Myths and Metaphors by G. K. Chesterton

Originally published in The Illustrated London News, 26th January 1929. (Source: G. K. Chesterton, Collected Works, Volume XXXV, The Illustrated London News 1929-1931, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1991. Pages 29-33.)   What I venture to criticize in certain men, whom some call scientists … Continue reading

Posted in Christology, Cosmology, Education, G.K. Chesterton, Language, Logic, Psychology, Ritual, Romantic Rationalism, Society, The Church, Theology, Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Household Gods and Goblins by G. K. Chesterton,

Sometime ago I went with some children to see Maeterlinck’s fine and delicate fairy play about the Blue Bird that brought everybody happiness. For some reason or other it did not bring me happiness, and even the children were not … Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology, Society, Theology, Thoughts, Vocation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Concerning a Strange City by G. K. Chesterton- Biblical, Poetical Language

Everyone has his own private and almost secret selection among the examples of the mysterious power of words, the power which a certain verbal combination has over the emotions and even the soul. It is commonplace that literature has a … Continue reading

Posted in apologetics, Education, Language, Logic, Miracles, Paradox, Psychology, Theology, Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment