Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology will present Reverend Ian Boyd, C.S.B., S.T.B., Ph.D., internationally recognized Chesterton scholar, on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., as part of its Archbishop Gerety Lecture Series. Father Boyd's lecture, "Chesterton and America," will take place in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Immaculate Conception Seminary, in Lewis Hall on the University's main campus in South Orange, New Jersey. All are welcome, and admission is free. Call-in registration is strongly encouraged. Please contact Kathleen Childers at (973) 761-9016, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Father Boyd is the author of The Novels of G.K. Chesterton (London 1975). For many years, he was Professor of English at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. Currently, he is a member of the Department of English at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Father Boyd also lectures on the subject of "Sacramental Themes in Modern Literature." Among the Christian authors whose work he discusses are T.S. Eliot, Graham Greene, C.S. Lewis, Flannery O'Connor, Piers Paul Read, Muriel Spark and Evelyn Waugh. In nineteenth-century literature, he is interested in the work of such authors as Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Father Boyd is the Founder and Editor of The Chesterton Review and the President of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture based at Seton Hall University.
The Archbishop Gerety Fund for Ecclesiastical History was established by the Most Reverend Peter Leo Gerety, Archbishop Emeritus of Newark, to advance studies in ecclesiastical history, especially the history of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Among its various activities, the Fund sponsors lectures each year at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology.