Thursday, September 2, 2010

Beaconsfield beckons

Some very exciting news from Chesterton's home country:

A one-day conference relating to the life and writings of Gilbert Keith Chesterton will be held at the Borlase Hall of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Beaconsfield Sat 9th October, and will include top academics and writers who have studied him and owe a particular debt to this great man.

Particular emphasis will be given to ‘Newman and Chesterton’ in this great year of the Beatification of John Henry Newman with talks on the subject by Newman’s definitive biographer Rev. Dr. Ian Ker, and also from the Chairman of the Chesterton Society and author of the most recent Chesterton biography, Dr. William Oddie.

A further paper will cover ‘Distributism’ a much misunderstood “eccentricity” which inspired a break in thought from the manacles of capitalism and socialism by Russell Sparkes author of Prophet of Orthodoxy: The Wisdom of G.K. Chesterton.Martine Thompson, doctoral student at Heythrop, the specialist philosophy and theology college of the University of London, will present the final paper of the day on Chesterton’s view of sanctity and St. Francis.

Further information can be had from or Sounds like a treat for any Chestertonian!

(I now realise that Beaconsfield isn't in London and have changed the post title accordingly!)

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