G.K. Chesterton (May 29, 1874 - June 14, 1936)
G.K. Chesterton has done more to shape my worldview than any other Christian writer. Had I never stumbled across his books Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man I never would have learned that the Christian faith is a thing of great depth - a thing for thinking men and women to wrestle with and devote their minds to. Yes, I believe that the Christian faith is also a thing that even a small child to grasp. Nevertheless, its seeming simplicity is not an excuse for Christians who would remain simpletons.
Since Chesterton was a Roman Catholic there was/is much that he and I would disagree on, nevertheless, the way in which he explains the superiority of the Christian worldview over against all other world views is something for Protestants and Catholics alike to ponder and delight in.
Happy Birthday Mr. Chesterton. I look forward to meeting you in heaven... we have much to discuss.
English writer, theologian, poet, philosopher,orator, literary and art critic, apologist, and Christian.