The G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall announces the publication of its Spring Summer 2017 Issue, volume 43, nos. 1 & 2, of its widely recognized journal, The Chesterton Review.
"The new issue of the Review provides an example of Chesterton’s prophetic genius. In the early years of the twentieth-century, the young Chesterton took a leading role in opposing the eugenics movement, a cause that was immensely popular with the elites of both the political Left and Right. Throughout the Western world legislation was implemented that led to the large-scale sterilization of those vaguely described as “feeble-minded.” Chesterton’s writings altered the worst aspects of this legislation. In this sense, he was a prophet who spoke primarily to the people of his own time. But his writings were also prophetic in another sense. They opposed something whose full evil became clear only years later when a eugenics programme was implemented in Hitler’s Germany." ---Fr. Ian Boyd, Editor
This issue includes pieces by Chesterton, Maurice Baring, Hilaire Belloc and Charles Péguy, as well as articles by Fr. Ian Boyd, Dermot Quinn, Fernanda Perrone, Alan Sears and Nick Milne; book and film reviews by James McGlone, David Fagerberg, and Fr. Daniel Callam, and “news & comments” items from a variety of sources, along with letters and photo galleries.
About The Chesterton Review
The Chesterton Review is the journal of the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and has been widely praised both for its scholarship and for the quality of its writing. Founded in 1974, it promote an interest in all aspects of Chesterton’s life and work including his Christian apologetics. It includes a wide range of articles not only on Chesterton, but also on on the the work of writers such as Maurice Baring, Hilaire Belloc, George Bernanos, Christopher Dawson, C.S. Lewis, Cardinal Manning and J.R.R. Tolkien. There are also issues on The Modernist Crisis, Fantasy Literature and on Ireland and Poland—countries especially dear to Chesterton. The Review is published twice annually. In response to the revival of Chesterton in the Hispanic world, beginning in 2007 the Review publishes an annual issue in the Spanish language, and since 2009, a Portuguese language supplement. In 2010, it published its first issue in French and in 2011 its first issue in Italian.
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