Chesterton and the Jews by Ann Farmer

Chesterton and the Jews by Ann Farmer

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Friend, Critic, Defender
Author: Ann Farmer
Softcover - 530pp

G. K. Chestertons patriotism and growing sympathy for the poor had always vied with his appreciation of Jewish family values and his gratitude to the Jewish people for bringing God to the world. Then, with the rise of Nazism, Chesterton once again became their champion. This Catholic book peels away post-Holocaust assumptions to reveal his complex feelings for this ancient people and their culture.

No other work has considered this subject in such depth. Drawing upon Jewish publications, research into the Chesterton archives and genealogical records, painstaking analyses of Chestertons works and including elucidations of other Catholic authors.

The author, Ann Farmer, has made a signal contribution to the study of anti-Semitism, racism, eugenics, and Zionism. A question addressed only tangentially in Chesterton biographies is here fully explored. The many Chesterton admirers will see him from an entirely new perspective, one that will be valued also by Jews and Christians interested in the issue of anti-Semitism and the need to learn from the mistakes of the past in order to avoid future tragedies. Add to the cart or wish list above.