Nobody understands the nature of the Church, or the ringing note of the creed descending from antiquity, who does not realize that the whole world once very nearly died of broadmindedness and the brotherhood of all religions.Of course, as with practically everything Chesterton ever wrote, this comes with pages and pages of context which would cross the average blog reader's eyes. And mine too if I weren't very slowly reading this book a little every morning. He's talking about Rome and all their broadminded acceptance of different religions as long as one was willing to give lip service to the emperor as God. This book seems a bit like Chesterton's continuation of Augustine's City of God in some ways. I say that without my having done more than listen to a class on City of God, but it will be the next big book of theology I begin after finishing this one.
G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man