Orthodoxy

Guide: Joseph Pearce

Recommended Resources

The review by G.S. Street that prompted Chesterton to write Orthodoxy may be found below. The blog is a good starting point for looking into some of Chesterton’s journalism.

https://chestertonwritings.blogspot.com/2012/09/mr-chesterton-by-gs-street.html


For more on the relationship with his brother:

https://spartacus-educational.com/Cecil_Chesterton.htm


‘The Diabolist’ essay:

http://www.gkc.org.uk/gkc/books/diabolist.html


An example of one of Chesterton’s ‘delightful’ articles, ‘On Running After One’s Hat’:

http://fullreads.com/essay/on-running-after-ones-hat


An early example of Chesterton’s Christian Journalism:

http://www.gkc.org.uk/gkc/books/Blatchford.pdf

For more about Frances Blogg:

https://wadecenterblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/frances-chesterton


A lecture by Joseph Pearce, which goes into more detail on the relationship between Chesterton and Belloc. He also talks in more detail about his conversion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dFylYKk93

Joseph has also written a biography on Belloc:

https://tanbooks.com/products/books/catholic-tradition/biographies-memoirs/old-thunder-a-life-of-hilaire-belloc


The 1891 encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, ‘Rerum Novarum: On Capital and Labour’. It was an important influence on the politics and economics of Belloc and Chesterton:

https://www.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15051891_rerum-novarum.html


An article on Father John O’Connor:

https://ucdculturalheritagecollections.com/2023/01/12/the-real-father-brown-rediscovering-john-oconnor/


The first Father Brown story:

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Innocence_of_Father_Brown/The_Blue_Cross


It is interesting to compare Tolkien and Lewis on fairy tales with Chesterton:

https://apilgriminnarnia.com/2014/01/27/sometimes-fairy-stories/

https://coolcalvary.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/on-fairy-stories1.pdf


Ronald Knox on Chesterton:

https://catholicherald.co.uk/chesterton-the-prophet-ronald-knox-remembers-his-friend-who-died-85-years-ago-today/


There are a few surviving radio recordings of G.K. Chesterton. Here is one of them:

Father Brown has been made into a television series by the BBC:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b03pmw4m/father-brown


A great deal more about Chesterton can be found on the website for the American Society of Chesterton. It includes advice for going further into his work:

https://www.chesterton.org

You can find more of Joseph Pearce on G.K. Chesterton on his website: https://www.jpearce.co

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