Chapter I: Introduction in Defence of Everything Else
* The book was written after Mr. G. S. Street challenged Chesterton to defend his faith, rather than merely attacking the philosophies he found wrong.
* Chesterton asserts that there must be a common ground between him and his audience, which is the desire for a creative, dynamic life.
* Chesterton says that people should see the world both with wonder and with a feeling of being at home.
* Chesterton defines "orthodoxy" as the principles laid out in the Apostles' Creed.
Chapter II: The Maniac
* According to Chesterton, the men who believe in themselves will end up insane.
* Chesterton argues that poetry and mysticism keep men sane because they accept the incomprehensible, rather than trying to comprehend it like reason does.
*The madman's mind moves in a small, perfect circle, according to Chesterton's example.
*Chesterton also asserts that materialism is narrower than religion...
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