A blog dedicated to providing quotes by and posts relating to one of the most influential (and quotable!) authors of the twentieth century, G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936). If you do not know much about GKC, I suggest visiting the webpage of the American Chesterton Society as well as this wonderful Chesterton Facebook Page by a fellow Chestertonian

I also have created a list detailing examples of the influence of Chesterton if you are interested, that I work on from time to time.

(Moreover, for a list of short GKC quotes, I have created one here, citing the sources)

"...Stevenson had found that the secret of life lies in laughter and humility."

-Heretics (1905)

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"The Speaker" Articles

A book I published containing 112 pieces Chesterton wrote for the newspaper "The Speaker" at the beginning of his career.

They are also available for free electronically on another blog of mine here, if you wish to read them that way.




Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cardinal Dulles on GKC

The preeminent Catholic apologist of this period was surely Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936). His Orthodoxy, published in 1908, some fourteen years before he became a Catholic, set a new tone by its freshness of style, wit, and literary elegance. The book describes the journey by which the author himself came to be convinced of the truth of Christianity, as expresed, for example, in the Apostles Creed....Chesterton was a great debater whose writing exposed the sham and pretense of secular ideologies. He moved his readers by his humor and his obvious joy in faith. He made them laugh with him at discovering the goodness hidden at the heart of things.

-A History of Apologetics

-Avery Cardinal Dulles

[Just for clarification, the actual section on Chesterton is longer than this snippet I provided, more like a page or two long]

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