Monday, June 26, 2006

Wills or Chesterton? Pick Chesterton

""Garry, Garry, quite contrary; how does your Jesus grow?" If the Jesus of Garry Wills' What Jesus Meant is any indication, the Son of God bears some resemblance to Garry Wills....

...Several times in his writing, Wills cites Catholic writer G.K. Chesterton's The Everlasting Man as an inspiration for this work on looking at Christ from outside the faith.

If you have to choose between the two, Wills or Chesterton, pick Chesterton. The late Christian apologist C.S. Lewis was said to have credited Chesterton's explication on Jesus as one of the reasons he gave up atheism to become a Christian.

Will anyone ever say the same about Wills' book?"

1 comment:

  1. I've started reading Wills' biography of Chesterton recently, and I regret to say that I am finding it fairly uninspiring. Maybe I just need to get used to his style, but so far things do not look good.


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