The Ball and the Cross   -     By: G.K. Chesterton
Buy Item $7.99 Retail: $8.95 Save 11% ($0.96) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

This homeschool product specifically reflects a Christian worldview. The Ball and the Cross

Dover Publications / Paperback

$7.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $8.95
|
Save 11% ($0.96)
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 06/26/15.
Email me when this product is available.
CBD Stock No: WW88057

Current Promotions
  • Other Formats (2)
Other Formats (2)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $0.79
    Retail: $0.99
    Add To Cart
    0
    $0.79
  2. Expected to ship on or about 06/26/15.
    $7.99
    Retail: $8.95
    Add To Cart
    $7.99

Product Description

Like much of G.K. Chesterton's fiction, The Ball and the Cross is both witty and profound, cloaking serious religious and philosophical inquiry in sparkling humor and whimsy. It chronicles a hot dispute between two Scotsmen, one a devout but naive Roman Catholic, the other a zealous but naive athiest. Their fanatically held opinions--leading to a duel that is proposed but never fought--inspire a host of comic adventures whose allegorical levels vigorously explore the debate between theism and atheism.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486288056
ISBN-13: 9780486288055
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 06/26/15.
Email me when this product is available.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. From Here to Maturity: Overcoming the Juvenilization of American Christianity
    From Here to Maturity: Overcoming the Juvenilization of American Christianity
    Thomas E. Bergler
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $14.99 Retail: $20.00 Save 25% ($5.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW869449
  2. Manalive
    Manalive
    G.K. Chesterton
    Ignatius Press / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.95 Save 20% ($2.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW174798
  3. Wearing God: An Exercise in Enriching Our Spiritual Imagination
    Wearing God: An Exercise in Enriching Our Spiritual Imagination
    Lauren F. Winner
    HarperCollins / 2014 / Hardcover
    $17.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 28% ($7.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW768120
  4. Still
    Still
    Lauren Winner
    HarperCollins / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 20% ($3.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW768286

Publisher's Description

Like much of G. K. Chesterton's fiction, The Ball and the Cross is both witty and profound, cloaking serious religious and philosophical inquiry in sparkling humor and whimsy. Serialized in the British publication The Commonwealth in 1905-06, Chesterton's second novel first appeared in book form in America in 1909, delighting and challenging readers with its heady mixture of fantasy, farce, and theology.
The plot of The Ball and the Cross chronicles a hot dispute between two Scotsmen, one a devout but naive Roman Catholic, the other a zealous but naive atheist. Their fanatically held opinions—leading to a duel that is proposed but never fought—inspire a host of comic adventures whose allegorical levels vigorously explore the debate between theism and atheism.
Martin Gardner's superb introduction to The Ball and the Cross reveals the real-life debate between Chesterton and a famous atheist that provided inspiration for the story, and it explores some of the novel's possible allegorical meanings. Appraising the book's many intriguing philosophical qualities, Mr. Gardner alerts readers as well to the pleasures of its "colorful style . . . amusing puns and clever paradoxes . . . and the humor and melodrama of its crazy plot."

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Related Products

  1. The Man Who Was Thursday
    The Man Who Was Thursday
    G.K. Chesterton
    Dover Publications / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $8.95 Save 11% ($0.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW251217
  2. G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense
    G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense
    Dale Ahlquist, G.K. Chesterton
    Ignatius Press / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.95 Save 20% ($2.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW08575
  3. The Everlasting Man
    The Everlasting Man
    G.K. Chesterton
    Ignatius Press / 1993 / Trade Paperback
    $13.46 Retail: $14.95 Save 10% ($1.49)
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW04448
  4. What's Wrong with the World
    What's Wrong with the World
    G.K. Chesterton
    Ignatius Press / 1994 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.95 Save 20% ($2.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW8704898

Availability

Availability: Expected to ship on or about 06/26/15. You may order this item now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If you are charging this purchase to a credit card, you will not be charged for this item and its portion of your shipping charges until it is shipped.

Send Me Email  Email me when this product is available.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search