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Story of the Family

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G.K. Chesterton on the Only State that Creates and Loves Its Own Citizens

by: Dale Ahlquist

"The disintegration of rational society started in the drift from the hearth and the family", wrote G. K. Chesterton in 1933. "The solution must be a drift back."

In a world that has lost touch with normality, it takes a pioneer to rediscover the wonders of the normal. This masterful compilation of texts and quotes from the prolific G. K. Chesterton, edited by Dale Ahlquist, illustrates the glory of the family—the heritage of romance, love, marriage, parenthood, and home. It is a hymn in praise of the saucepan, the kettle, the hairbrush, the umbrella stand, what Chesterton calls "the brave old bones of life". With piercing wit, the English writer pits all these venerable truths against the fashions of divorce, contraception, and abortion, along with the troubling philosophies that have afflicted education and the workplace since the early twentieth century.

Society is built on the family, in all its unglamorous beauty, and Chesterton helps readers to see this reality with fresh eyes. As he writes:"The first things must be the very fountains of life, love and birth and babyhood; and these are always covered fountains, flowing in the quiet courts of the home."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dale Ahlquist is President of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, creator and host of the long-running EWTN series on G.K. Chesterton, and publisher of Gilbert Magazine. He is considered the greatest living authority on the life and works of Chesterton. His books include The Apostle of Common Sense, The Complete Thinker, Knight of the Holy Ghost, and Common Sense 101.

 

 

 

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Binding:

Trade Paperback

ISBN 13:

9781621644477

ISBN 10:

1-62164-447-2

Publ date:

April 6, 2022

pages

237

Publisher:

Ignatius Press

 

 

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Story of the Family

$17.95