The Superstition of Divorce


Read by Ray Clare

(4.7 stars; 45 reviews)

This short book was written in 1920, and in it Chesterton, with his usual wit and incisive logic, presents a series of articles defending marriage and indicating the weaknesses in divorce. He did this 16 years before the first Christian denomination in the world allowed its members to divorce. Till then Christendom was unanimous in standing against it. Chesterton saw clearly the trends of this time, and delivered this defense. (Summary by Ray Clare)

(2 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Introduction & Chapter 1 15:51 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 2 20:11 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 3 11:30 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 4 10:18 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 5 24:08 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 6 23:49 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 7 24:31 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 8 20:49 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 9 5:14 Read by Ray Clare

Reviews

(5 stars)

this book provides very good arguments against divorce and our society's tendency to reject the sanctity of marriage. readers will have to look past some ways of thinking that are abhorrent to people today, like attitudes towards jews and expectations of the lower classes.

Great Defense

(5 stars)

Chesterton gives a great, and, I believe, a timeless defense of Marriage and the Family. Worth listening to, especially for the Married, newly Married or soon to be Married- as well as those considering Divorce.

A Prophetic Work

(3.5 stars)

Chesterton wrote: "The obvious result of frivolous divorce will be frivolous marriage." How very right he was. Good job by reader and Librovox

(5 stars)

Chesterton assumed his book would not be successful and it wasn't and it is all the more reason to read it today.

very convicting and logical defense of the sanctity of marriage

(5 stars)

good

(3.5 stars)

A well thought-out logical argument against moralizing divorce.

Great book by a great author!

(5 stars)

must listen for men n woman

(5 stars)