Getting to know Chesterton

June 14, 2012

Today, the anniversary of Chesterton’s death, marks the end of my Chesterton mini-festival. Clicking here will bring up a list of the festival posts.

I trust that everyone has had a terrific time. There are other things I would like to have written, but time was not on my side. To close things out, I will point to a few resources which someone interested in learning more about Chesterton could profitably consult.

One indispensable source for learning about Chesterton is the American Chesterton Society. They have done more than anyone to make Chesterton accessible to contemporary audiences, and they have, generally speaking, done it very well. On their site one can find, for instance:

and much else besides.

One could spend a lifetime reading all of Chesterton’s writings. Ignatius Press’ Collected Works is a monumental (and still growing) publication effort. Not for beginners, obviously, but superb. If one prefers reading on a computer, look no further than Martin Ward’s collection of G. K. Chesterton’s Works on the Web.

Naturally, few web resources could surpass The Hebdomadal Chesterton for reliable wit and timely wisdom. The blogroll at that site also provides links to many other resources.

There is more that could, and should, be said, but regrettably I haven’t time. Thanks to everyone who took an interest in this mini-festival. Perhaps we’ll do it again sometime.

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