Winter 2020

Friday
February 21st

Macalester College

Board Room

Buffet 6:30
Program 7:30

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February 21st
Macalester College
Admissions Building
Board Room

Dale Ahlquist, MA

G. K. Chesterton:
The Complete Thinker

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Feb. 21st 2020:
R. Alan James

Director's Notes:.

“Chesterton” came to mind when I was assigned to read the story known as The Prodigal Son. More than sixty years ago I read Chesterton’s remark that “if I had only heard of a man who told this story” (Luke 15) “he would be my master and Lord.” It was a stunning remark. That remark reveals Chesterton’s profound human insight. For in this story is revealed the foundation and theological anchor of the New Testament and the Christian religion. (The word Prodigal is not in the text. Whose is the essential prodigality?)
Well, topics bid research, which led me to The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton. From there we discovered its president, Dale Ahlquist who lives in Hopkins, Minnesota. Mr. Ahlquist co- founded the Chesterton Academy. He has lectured broadly, enthusiastically, and tirelessly ·(we do have bells and brakes to put limits on his presentation). Notwithstanding, we mean to tap his enthusiasm, and insights.

How does it matter?
Whose ethics are involved?

 

See this YouTube posting of our visit from John Taylor Gatto:
http://youtube/4KlSD0nanco

Here is a PDF of Emilio DeGrazia's
March 2014 manuscript:
WHY HUMPTY DUMPTY FELL

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