About the Author
Gilbert Keith “G.K.” Chesterton (1874-1936) was truly larger than life in every sense of the word. In fact, he was 6’4” and weighted nearly 300 pounds!
However, Chesterton’s figure and lively personality were not the only things that secured him a place in the hearts and minds of people across the globe.
He wrote a massive amount of brilliant writings in his lifetime, which are what he is most known for today.
While he wrote every genre imaginable, his essays and criticisms on contemporary culture stand out as some of his finest works.
He also created Father Brown, a much admired priest turned sleuth who was the protagonist of numerous detective novels.
Chesterton always considered his Christianity an “orthodox” one.
While he transitioned in his life from Anglicanism to Catholicism, his theology is quite varied and interesting, and is still read today.
Orthodoxy (1909) and The Everlasting Man (1925) are some of his most read theological works.
Ultimately, Chesterton was a master wordsmith and debater. Known as the “prince of paradox” his wit, observant disposition, and fearless persona have earned him a place among the pantheon of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century.
About the Work
All Things Considered contained the first collection of essays Chesterton wrote for the Illustrated London News to be published in book form. In this work Chesterton considered “all things” and wrote about topics ranging from “On Running After One’s Hat” to “Christmas” to “The Zola Controversy” to “The Fallacy of Success” and others.
“A great classic means a man whom one can praise without having read.” -G.K. Chesterton, All Things Considered