Published February 17, 2005
Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society, will present an introduction to the thought and words of G. K. Chesterton on Thursday, Feb. 24, at Holy Spirit Preparatory School, as part of the school’s lecture series. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in the liberal arts building on the Upper School campus, which is located at 4449 Northside Drive near the intersection with Mt. Paran Road. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m.
A man of towering wit and intelligence, Gilbert Keith Chesterton (born in 1877 and died in 1936) wrote over 4,000 essays and 100 books, including “Orthodoxy,” “The Man Who Was Thursday” and “The Everlasting Man.” Chesterton had a ready quote for every occasion and profound insights into human nature. Among his quotations are:
“The Christian Ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried” and “Civilization has run on ahead of the soul of man, and is producing faster than we can think and give thanks.”
Ahlquist is a publisher, editor, author and television host. His book, “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense,” was published in 2003. He has presented lectures on Chesterton across the United States and internationally. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. Space is limited. For reservations call (678) 904-2811, ext. 501.