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St Francis

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Author: G.K. Chesterton
Published: 1923
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,796 / 120 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.1
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 3,494
Added to site: 2006.04.16
mnybks.net#: 13239
Genre: Religion
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nt than the very latest claims pegged out on the prairies of America. It is very exciting; like the last act of a play to people who have only come into the theatre just before the curtain falls. But it does not conduce exactly to knowing what it is all about. To those content with the mere fact of a pistol-shot or a passionate embrace, such a leisurely manner of patronising the drama may be recommended. To those tormented by a mere intellectual curiosity about who is kissing or killing whom, it is unsatisfactory.

Most modern history, especially in England, suffers from the same imperfection as journalism. At best it only tells half the story of Christendom; and that the second half without the first half. Men for whom reason begins with the Reformation, can never give a complete account of anything, for they have to start with institutions whose origin they can never explain, or generally even imagine. Just as we hear of the admiral being shot but have never heard of his being born, so we all heard a

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