G. K. CHESTERTON: APOSTLE OF COMMON SENSE - Season 6

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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LIFE AND DEATH

Host Dale Ahlquist explains how modern skeptics fear death, but Chesterton says, “Perhaps one never knows what being a man means until the instant of death…all life is a learning to die.”

FAITH AND DOUBT

Host Dale Ahlquist discusses how no sceptic who believes that truth is subjective has any hesitation about treating it as objective.

THE UNIVERSE AND OTHER LITTLE THINGS

Host Dale Ahlquist covers Chesterton's statement that a certain sort of humanitarianism or horror of cruelty is almost the only form of morality left among some of the modern moralists.

THE BIBLE

Dale Ahlquist discusses how Chesterton is amused by the “logical methods by which men prove that Jericho could not have been utterly destroyed, because there is none of it left”.

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

Dale Ahlquist talks about Chesterton's belief that justice is more important than peace, as the soul is more important than the body.

THE RETURN OF THE KING

Host Dale Ahlquist talks about Chesterton's opinions and discussions on King Arthur.

GOD IS DEAD: CHESTERSON VS NIETZSCHE

An imagined debate between Chesterton and Nietzsche, or between the Culture of Life, and the Culture of Death.

THE DIVINE DETECTIVE

Dale Ahlquist discusses Chesterton's statement that the essence of a mystery tale is that we are suddenly confronted with a truth which we have never suspected and yet can see to be true.

COMEDY AND TRAGEDY

Host Dale Ahlquist talks about Chesterton's belief that the sane man is the man who can have tragedy in his heart and comedy in his head.

ASK MR. CHESTERTON III

G.K. Chesterton takes questions from phone callers and audience members.

ST. G. K. C.?

Host Dale Ahlquist explores the possibility that G.K. Chesterton may someday be proclaimed a Saint.

G. K. CHESTERSON CONFERENCE

Host Dale Ahlquist presents highlights from the 2009 Chesterton Conference.

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