I Am Flambeau: G.K. Chesterton’s Artistic Confession
How the notorious criminal Flambeau embodies the evolution of Chesterton’s own religious beliefs
By Brett Z. Chancery | This essay appears in our Winter 2020 print issue.
Chesterton’s prolific works range extensively from economics to theology to fiction.
Among his most widely popular works are a series of short stories about a Roman Catholic priest with a keen interest in mystery and an overwhelming desire to save souls. Originally published in a …