Common Sense 101: Lessons from G.K. Chesterton

Common Sense 101: Lessons from G.K. Chesterton

Author: Dale Ahlquist
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
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Dale Ahlquist, the President of the American Chesterton Society, and author of G. K. Chesterton -The Apostle of Common Sense, presents a book of wonderful insights on how to "look at the whole world through the eyes of Chesterton". Since, as he says, "Chesterton wrote about everything", there is an ocean of his material to benefit from GKC's insights on a kaleidoscope of many important topics. Chesterton wrote a hundred books on a variety of themes, thousands of essays for London newspapers, penned epic poetry, delighted in detective fiction, drew illustrations, and made everyone laugh by his keen humor. Everyone who knew Chesterton loved him, even those he debated with. His unique writing style that combines philosophy, spirituality, history, humor, and paradox have made him one of the most widely read authors of modern times. As Ahlquist shows in his engaging volume, this most quoted writer of the 20th century has much to share with us on topics covering politics, art, education, wonder, marriage, fads, poetry, faith, charity and much more.

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Publication Date: 2006-04-01
Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches

Editorial Reviews

Ahlquist proves that Chesteron's commentaries and views on the continuing dehumanization of man, the so-called social sciences, the totalitarian ideologies and the intellectual fashions of his day continue to be relevant in our own age. --George J. Marlin, Editor, Collected Works of Chesterton


About the Author:
Dale Ahlquist

Dale Ahlquist (born June 14, 1958 in St. Paul, Minnesota) is an author, public speaker, Evangelical convert to Catholicism, and Catholic apologist. He has written, edited, or contributed to more than fifteen books on G. K. Chesterton. Ahlquist is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, presenting engaging talks on Chesterton's wit and wisdom, his impressive and prophetic insight, and his role in the New Evangelization. In 2012, he was named a Senior Fellow of the Chesterton Library at Oxford University.