The Everlasting Man Book Analysis

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Historical context of the Book With much deliberation, I decided to analyze G. K Chesterton’s The Everlasting Man. Chesterton wrote this book in a time where social Darwinism was plaguing society. People started following the notion that we are just a phase in the realm of evolution and Jesus was an unimportant religious leader in history. The Everlasting Man is Chesterton response to this misleading notion. However, this book is also a deliberate rebuttal to The Outline of History by H.G. Wells who claims human life is a seamless development like animals and Christ was only a charismatic person who lived long ago. This book is apologetic for the Christian faith and serves and a defense against those who claim humans derive anywhere except through God. This book was created for the critics of the Church. Chesterton said that the critics are too close to the church to see it properly, that they were missing the big picture and only focusing on the part that affects them. If the reader would step back and look at the Church with a non-objective perspective they would see that it really is a Church of God. His cure to this problem is to back up and he wrote this book to help them do so. Chesterton is a well know Christian apologetic, writer, lay theologian and more. He used intellect to defend the Christian faith and inspire the world through literature. He wrote books, short stories, poems, essays and plays he even did several radio shows on BBC up until his death in
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