Common Sense 101: Lessons from Chesterton

Common Sense 101: Lessons from Chesterton

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586171391
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 414,324
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dale Ahlquist is president of the American Chesterton Society. Through his long running television series, The Apostle of Common Sense, as well as his books and lectures, he has helped bring about a great renewal of interest in the works of G. K. Chesterton. He has authored and contributed to several books on Chesterton, including Common Sense 101: Lessons from G. K. Chesterton, G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense, and In Defense of Sanity: The Best Essays of G. K. Chesterton.

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Common Sense 101: Lessons from Chesterton 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BKW on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good introduction to G.K. Chesterton.
MorganGMac on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fantastic book for those looking to dip their toes into the depths of Chesterton. Ahlquist gives an easy, entertaining sketch of Chesterton's career, philosophy/theology, wit, personal life, and writings. I'm planning to dive in and pick up my first Chesterton tomorrow.
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