Has GKC made a difference in your life?
HELP THE SOCIETY OF GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON DEMONSTRATE THE WORLDWIDE DEVOTION TO CHESTERTON BY LIGHTING A CANDLE AND ADDING YOUR PERSONAL TESTIMONY.
Don't miss our first two meetings of 2015 when we will be discussing Chesterton's most celebrated work.
The Everlasting Man is by many considered to be Chesterton's magnum opus. We will be treating this work in two discussions, taking it in parts.
You can read the work online or download a copy here.
You can also purchase a paperback copy from The American Chesterton Society.
Dale Ahlquist has written of The Everlasting Man:
Of all of Chesterton’s literary monuments, this is perhaps his greatest, for he eloquently and concisely packs the whole human story between the covers of one book. He begins by pointing out that the main problem with the critics of the Church is that they are too close to it to see it properly. They cannot see the big picture, only the small picture that directly affects them. With their sulks and their perversity and their petty criticism they are merely reacting to the Church. What they need to do is back up. And that’s what Chesterton has the reader do in this book. Back up far enough and to see the Church in all its startling beauty and unexpected truth.
You will not want to miss these great discussions!
We aim to provide fellowship and fun in the Philadelphia area as we gather and honor the personal and literary legacy of G.K. Chesterton.
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