The Chesterton Review, founded in 1974, is the quarterly journal of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and has been widely praised for both its scholarship and the quality of its writing. It was founded to promote an interest in all aspects of Chesterton's life, work, art and ideas, including his Christian apologetics. The Review is published twice annually (two double issues). As the Chesterton revival grown around the world, The Chesterton Review has responded by publishing annual foreign language editions in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian.
Philip Jenkins, Editor of Chronicles magazine writes: "There is really nothing like The Chesterton Review, and if there ever was, it existed in a bygone Golden Age of journals and magazines. They, however, are all dead. The Review abides." --Chronicles, June 2014
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As interest in Chesterton grows around the world, with the re-publication of his Collected Works and their discovery by a new generation of avid Christian reader, The Chesterton Review is growing too. Why not read a sample issue, or subscribe for a trial year, and discover the "prophet of sanity" for a mad world?
Further details about the journal, including subscription information are available from Philosophical Documentation Center and to order a subscription or back issues:
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Paul Johnson states that:
G.K. Chesterton was one of the most stimulating and enlightening writers of the twentieth century, and The Chesterton Review keep his memory and message alive in powerful fashion. I recommend it to anyone who believes in God - or would like to.
Robert P. George, McCormack Professor of Politics at Princeton University, describes it in this way:
Serious and lively, scholarly and popular, ecumenical and artisan, it is a rebuke of those who suppose that serious writing cannot be fun to read, or that an orthodox viewpoint must be a narrow one.
Joseph Pearce says:
The Chesterton Review is a bastion of truth . . . the great Chesterton would not only approve but would raise a glass in its honour.
Sheridan Gilley, author of a widely acclaimed biography of Newman, concurs:
The Chesterton Review is an expertly and attractively produced journal which achieves the difficult task of bridging the gap between an informed and intellectually sophisticated lay readership and the more specialized audiences of academia. In the modern world it is unusual to be both scholarly and readable, and it is a mark of The Chesterton Review that it is both, with contributions from distinguished scholars as well as from other citizens of the republic of letters. It plays an invaluable part in illuminating Chesterton's life and work, but beyond that, it also makes a significant contribution to a deeper understanding of the literary, philosophical and religious worlds of his time and place.
Author and critic Garry Wills writes:
In every issue of The Chesterton Review there is something to surprise and delight.
Joseph Sobran, a syndicated columnist, writes:
It is strange how seldom a literary journal is actually a good read. What makes The Chesterton Review so readable is not only its fresh writing, but its genius for bringing to vivid life a whole age of modern prophets - memorable men we seem destined to forget. Of these, Chesterton himself remains the greatest and most delightful. His wit has proved more durable than the mighty forces and fashionable ideas of his time.
British novelist Barbara Lucas Wall has described it as:
One of the best quarterly reviews - if not the best - currently in existence.
John Wren-Lewis, a mathematical physicist of the University of Sydney, Australia, and of M.I.T., U.S.A., writes:
The Chesterton Review is a far more important journal than its name might suggest to the undiscerning eye. It is concerned not just with the enormously wide-ranging and prescient work of G.K. Chesterton himself, but with the whole tradition of social, socio-economic, ecological, historical, philosophical and theological critique which he exemplified, a critique far more needed today, and on a global scale, than it was in the first part of the century when he made his unique mark in English literature, historiography and journalism. The Review fosters and promotes the continuance of that tradition . . . all this is done with a high editorial regard for quality and scholarship which (again true to Chesterton) never degenerates into narrowness and obscurity, and is printed with an elegance which is astonishing considering the journal's affordability. As a result, it now enjoys an established reputation worldwide. It deserves to flourish in the new millennium, and the need for it is unlikely to decrease in the foreseeable future.
Assistant Editor: Daniel Callam, C.S.B.
Managing Editor: Gloria Garafulich-Grabois