September 28, 2010

Joseph Pearce on Chesterton...

He writes in Wisdom and Innocence:

Christopher Hollis believed that Chesterton had forged a unique synthesis between the 'sentimentalism' of the Franciscans and the 'rationalism' of the Thomists...Chesterton also appeared, in microcosm, to embody these same two spirits. He had become an incarnation of the ideas he espoused: a synthesis of the Franciscan and the Thomist. No less than the Church of which he was a member, Chesterton was the fruit of the mystical marriage between St Francis the Romantic and St Thomas the Rationalist.

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