Gilbert Chesterton, a popular man of letters, was a journalist, poet, artist, traveller, novelist, and a philosopher who died in 1936.
One of the best – and most amusing – writers and thinkers of the twentieth century, he and one of the strongest defender of the ideas on which Western civilization had been founded.
Chesterton’s writing exudes clarity and joy. His writings are characterised by and proclaim the secret of lasting happiness, the responsibility of freedom, and the joyful duty of thanksgiving and praise.
The Chesterton Library (registered charity No. 1134101) is dedicated to maintaining a study centre through which interest in GKC will be encouraged and scholarship promoted. More and more books are being written about this gentle English giant (most recently the magisterial Oxford University Press biography by Revd Ian Ker), and you can read more about him by following these links–