The man of the nineteenth century did not disbelieve in the Resurrection because his liberal Christianity allowed him to doubt it. He disbelieved in it because his very strict materialism did not allow him to believe it.
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Discover the Wit & Wisdom of Gilbert Keith Chesterton : "The doubts of the agnostic"
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VIII--The Romance of Orthodoxy
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BY GILBERT K. CHESTERTON (1908)