Why the Interest in G.K. Chesterton? Because he was the greatest writer of the 20th century. A convert to the Catholic Church, Chesterton wrote nearly a hundred books during his lifetime, and literally thousands of essays, in newspapers and magazines.
All the issues we struggle with in the 21st century, Chesterton foresaw, and wrote about, in the early 20th century. Social injustice, the culture of death, statism, assaults on religion, and attacks on the family and on the dignity of the human person: Chesterton saw where these trends, already active in his time, would lead us.
He was a witty, intelligent, and insightful defender of the poor, the downtrodden, the weak, and especially of the family. He loved good beer, good wine, and good cigars.
Quotations of G. K. ChestertonThe blue cross - Chesterton.org map
(GROUPS) Retell the story using most of these prompts:
- on the trail of the world's most famous
- a master of disguise
- international conference of clergymen
- Liverpool street station
- covered in precious blue stones
- to tail Father Brown in London
- mysterious dark stain
- "those two clergymen"
- half-empty bowl of soup
- display of nuts
- enlists the help of two policemen
- overpaid check
- lady at the sweetshop counter
- a string to the North Pole
- overhears the pair
- a dummy package
- switched packages
- sleeve - "spiked bracelet"
- Flambeau threatens helpless Brown
- Donkey's Whistle
- swept a great bow
|“Does changing the salt and sugar never pall on you as a jest?”|