“He had the capacity to see the practical results that will come out of a thought, like a man who could look at an acorn and see the oak.” G.K. Chesterton, as author David Fagerberg convincingly proposes, is as relevant today as he was at the turn of the last century. Chesterton is Everywhere is a charming collection of essays that apply the thought of the great English writer to everyday and eternal subjects.
Fagerberg discusses happiness (what Chesterton called “ the dotrine of conditional joy”), the realm of the ordinary, social reform, apologetics and Catholic life, and the transcendent truths “ that weigh upon every human being.”
Includes delightful illustrations by Theodore Schluenderfritz, artistic director of Gilbert magazine.
About the Author
David Fagerberg is associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, and editor of its publication Assembly. He contributes regularly to Gilbert magazine. He is the author of several books, including Chesterton is Everywhere.
“Chesterton is Everywhere offers an extended exercise in drawing out Chesterton’s insights on a very, very wide number of subjects, from someone who clearly has found many of them mind- and even life-changing. And drawn out, I should add, by a thoughtful man who has read a lot of Chesterton and a lot of other people, and has thought carefully about the world, and therefore offers insights to the long-time reader of Chesterton as well as the new one. Bravo.”
—David Mills, editorial director for Ethika Politika, former editor of Touchstone and executive editor of First Things