G. K. CHESTERTON: APOSTLE OF COMMON SENSE - Season 3

A study of the wit and wisdom of the great 20th Century writer, G.K. Chesterton, hosted by Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society.

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DAILY TRUTH

Dale Ahlquist focuses on Chesterton's newspaper articles and includes a dramatic re-creation of an English couple enjoying his witty column.

WORDS ABOUT WORDS

Among his many talents, Chesterton was a great literary Critic. Chuck Chalberg appears as Chesterton with some of his most pithy comments about the art of writing.

A SHORT HISTORY OF HISTORY

Dale Ahlquist looks at Chesteron's view on history, in which there are two kinds of historians: those who tell half of the truth, and those who tell none of the truth.

A TOOL OR A TOY

Dale Ahlquist looks at how according to Chesterton, science can be used either as a tool or as a toy. Some have mistakenly tried to elevate science to the status of a religion.

THE LIBERTY OF GOD

Science can be used either as a tool or as a toy, according the G. K. Chesterton. At its highest and noblest, it is a toy. Some have mistakenly tried to elevate science to the status of a religion.

A SACRAMENTAL UNDERSTANDING

Dale Ahlquist looks at Chesterton's insights on Christianity. Dramatizations include a verbal dual between Turnball and MacIan from "the Ball and the Cross" and a climactic seen from one of the Fr. Brown Mysteries.

CHESTERTON & THE SAINTS

Dale Ahlquist uses Chesterton's philosophy to discuss the saints.

CHESTERTON & THE MOTHER OF GOD

Dale Ahlquist discusses Chesterton's devotion to the Blessed Mother, whom he wrote poems about and even donated a statue to his church.

TEN THOUSAND REASONS

Dale Ahlquist discusses some of the many reasons Chesterton became Catholic.

CHESTERTON'S FRIENDS

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CHESTERTON'S ENEMIES

Dale Ahlquist talks about George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's intellectual opponent but also a very close friend.

MOMENTS FILLED WITH ETERNITY

Dale Ahlquist discusses Chesterton's wife and how she is almost never mentioned in his writings. This was not for any lack of affection on his part, but at her own request. His wife also wrote poetry, and some of her poetry is featured on this episode.

THE BATTLE GOES ON

Chesterton's battle with modernism is dramatized, with scenes from "The Man Who Was Thursday" and "The Surprise". The subjects dealt with are relevant, even today.

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