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What was the state of the world and the human race right before Jesus' birth? What were people thinking about the gods and each other? Was Jesus just another rabbi or philosopher? Or was he weirder than our culture tends to remember?

G.K. Chesterton, English newspaper columnist, literary reviewer, and general character knew all about eccentricity and going against the mainstream. This 1925 book, the latest in a line of many previous portraits of great artists and famous historical figures, is his idiosyncratic look at the history of humanity and Jesus of Nazareth. (It's also his response to H.G. Wells' Outline of History.)

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Prefatory Note and Introduction: The Plan of This Book28.6M20.1M14.3M
Appendix 1: On Prehistoric Man4.2M


Appendix 2: On Authority and Accuracy3.3M


Conclusion: The Summary of This Book30.1M



Bk. 1, Ch. 1: The Man in the Cave



Bk. 1, Ch. 2: Professors and Prehistoric Men46.4M36.0M23.2M
Bk. 1, Ch. 3: The Antiquity of Civilisation25.0M18.0M12.5M
Bk. 1, Ch. 3 (cont.)51.5M37.1M25.8M
Bk. 1, Ch. 4: God and Comparative Religion17.5M12.6M8.8M
Bk. 1, Ch. 4 (cont.)38.7M29.7M19.4M
Bk. 1, Ch. 5: Man and Mythologies24.9M19.2M12.4M
Bk. 1, Ch. 5 (cont.)21.0M15.8M10.5M
Bk. 1, Ch. 6: Demons and Philosophers24.6M18.5M12.3M
Bk. 1, Ch. 6 (cont.)38.4M29.1M19.2M
Bk. 1, Ch. 7: The War of the Gods and Demons43.8M28.5M21.9M
Bk. 1, Ch. 8: The End of the World26.3M19.0M13.1M
Bk. 1, Ch. 8 (cont.)17.0M12.4M8.5M
Bk. 2, Ch. 1: The God in the Cave22.7M16.1M11.4M
Bk. 2, Ch. 1 (cont.)29.3M20.5M14.6M
Bk. 2, Ch. 2: The Riddles of the Gospel13.5M8.6M6.8M
Bk. 2, Ch. 2 (cont.)24.9M16.2M12.5M
Bk. 2, Ch. 3: The Strangest Story in the World31.4M20.4M15.7M
Bk. 2, Ch. 3 (cont.)14.9M9.7M7.5M
Bk. 2, Ch. 4: The Witness of the Heretics18.4M12.3M9.2M
Bk. 2, Ch. 4 (cont.)19.7M13.1M9.8M
Bk. 2, Ch. 4 (end)17.1M11.4M8.6M
Bk. 2, Ch. 5: The Escape from Paganism27.3M17.7M13.7M
Bk. 2, Ch. 5 (cont.)29.3M19.1M14.7M
Bk. 2, Ch. 6: The Five Deaths of the Faith34.3M22.5M17.1M
2 comments so far:
    Anonymous August 8, 2007 at 3:03 AM , said...

    These files are read by the blogger at Maria Lectrix, and she has done, and is doing, many other Catholic works, including On the Incarnation by St. Athanasius, Against Heresies by St. Irenaeus of Lyons, The Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross, Europe and the Faith by Hilaire Belloc, On Holy Images by St. John Damascene, Pastoral Care by St. Gregory the Great, Gerusalemme Liberata by Torquato Tasso, The Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross and more, all of which you can find at her blog.

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