Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Common Sense Apostle & Cigar Smoking Mystic

Dale Ahlquist, author of G.K. Chesterton: Apostle of Common Sense and president of the Minneapolis based American Chesterton Society, reflects on the robust, timeless faith of the rotund, timely G.K. Chesterton

A Giant Shadow Cast by an Illuminating Mind

Anyone who has ventured across the great shadow of Gilbert Keith Chesterton has discovered that Chesterton's angel was no match for him. The wrestling match is a hard one to imagine, but perhaps what happened was the giant artist and apologist finally sat on the angel’s head, and the angel was only too happy to give that special blessing which enabled G.K. Chesterton to rise forever above mere art or polemics. Chesterton’s poetic prose (and poetic poetry) overflows with eternal truth. His defense of Christianity bursts with logic and insight. His words are as wise and wonderful, as vital and as far-reaching today as when they were first written. [snip] Ignatius Insight
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