We will discuss Chapter IV of Chesterton's The Everlasting Man:
Chesterton links the chronological history talked about in the previous chapter and transitions into a more concrete history – the history of belief.
Man did not create God, but Man did create the lie that he could create himself. The more we separate ourselves from God the less human we become.
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was one of the 20th century's greatest writers. A convert to the Catholic Church, Chesterton wrote over a hundred books during his lifetime and published over five thousand essays in newspapers and magazines.
One of the most quoted writers in the English language, yet one of the least studied, G.K. Chesterton foresaw and wrote about the issues we struggle with today: social injustice, the culture of death, the decline of the arts, assaults on religion, and attacks on the family and on the dignity of the human person.
He is the prophet of our times in articulating objective truths under the umbrella of faith and reason.
Fr Seán Connolly is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York born and raised in Westchester County. Reading Chesterton in college changed his life and was one of the contributing factors in his decision to give himself totally to God as a priest. He founded the "WestChestertons" in 2018.
Here is a link to articles Fr Connolly has published in The Catholic World Report:
Mary Ann Kronk - Secretary
Discover Chesterton through, Dale Ahlquist, founder of The American Chesterton Society:
G. K. Chesterton's The Everlasting Man
G. K. Chesterton on the differences between Christianity and Buddism
The Bible according to G. K. Chesterton
"God is Dead": Neitzsche vs G. K. Chesterton
G. K. Chesterton's essay Why I am a Catholic
G. K. Chesterton at Fr Connolly's
alma mater, Holy Cross
The American Chesterton Society