Common Sense 101

Common Sense 101

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by Dale Ahlquist
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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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Library Journal - Library Journal
This book foregrounds the life and insights of the brilliant and prolific G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936). Chesterton, who is sadly neglected now, was a multifaceted writer and Catholic apologist, remembered today, if at all, as the author of the Father Brown mystery stories (and, as such, one of the guilty pleasures of Jorge Luis Borges). While Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society, is no match for his hero in pith and complexity of mind, this attractive reintroduction to Chesterton for the general reader serves a worthy purpose. For most collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
2940000702673
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
492,874
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