The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton audiobook

The Ball and the Cross

By G. K. Chesterton
Read by Gildart Jackson

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781505481556
9.65 Hours Unabridged
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Evan MacIan is a tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed Scottish highlander and a devout Roman Catholic. James Turnbull is a short, red-haired, gray-eyed Lowlander and a devout but naïve atheist. The two meet when MacIan smashes the window of the street office where Turnbull publishes an atheist journal. This act of rage occurs when MacIan sees posted on the shop’s window a sheet that blasphemes the Virgin Mary, presumably implying she was an adulteress who gave birth to an illegitimate Jesus. When MacIan challenges Turnbull to a duel to the death, Turnbull is overjoyed. For twenty years no one had paid the slightest attention to his Bible bashing. Now at last someone is taking him seriously!

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Summary

Summary

Evan MacIan is a tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed Scottish highlander and a devout Roman Catholic. James Turnbull is a short, red-haired, gray-eyed Lowlander and a devout but naïve atheist. The two meet when MacIan smashes the window of the street office where Turnbull publishes an atheist journal. This act of rage occurs when MacIan sees posted on the shop’s window a sheet that blasphemes the Virgin Mary, presumably implying she was an adulteress who gave birth to an illegitimate Jesus. When MacIan challenges Turnbull to a duel to the death, Turnbull is overjoyed. For twenty years no one had paid the slightest attention to his Bible bashing. Now at last someone is taking him seriously!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As a poet, Chesterton blended Swinburne with Kipling, but his stories and fantasy-narratives are his own.” Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University

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Author Bio: G. K. Chesterton

Author Bio: G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) published numerous works which include compilations of his voluminous journalism, novels, biographies, histories, criticism, Christian apologetics, poetry, and plays. Many of his novels have the genuine marks of genius. His books on Dickens (for whom he had a considerable affinity) and Saint Thomas Aquinas are considered classics in their fields.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Religious
Runtime: 9.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English