Über den Autor
Kevin Morris is a PhD in English Literature and History, specialising in the overlap between Religion and English Literature. He is a retired teacher.
'Kevin Morris's anthology does a great service in presenting the religious and philosophical thought of this prodigious but uneven genius in the aphoristic form in which in fact it was mostly conceived.'
From the Foreword by Eamon Duffy
A fresh and unrivalled look at G.K. Chesterton as a religious writer. 'The Truest Fairy Tale' is a novel synthesis of Chesterton's view of the essence of Christianity.
'The Truest Fairy Tale' is the only major themed analytical religious anthology of Chesterton with real focus and usefulness. Presented through carefully selected quotations, effectively creating a new quick text, Chesterton's religious views are made more accessible to the reader. The arrangement and mining of Chesterton's religious gems is meticulously executed, encouraging the reader to exercise deeper thought.
Dr Morris is a revisionist, challenging the popular view of the later Chesterton as a conservative Roman Catholic, seeing him rather as a liberal Christian, who encouraged the reader to think philosophically, as well as religiously. Morris emphasises Chesterton's tolerant temperament, universal appeal, and, above all, significance to all Christians.
'The point of reading Chesterton today is to be ideologically and intellectually stimulated, challenged and perhaps inspired and enlightened, rather than to be informed about facts or instructed in doctrinal details.'