San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Leeds Trinity University Catholic Society
In partnership with
Leeds Trinity University Chaplaincy and Department of Theology and Religious Studies.
‘The Sanity and Sanctity of GK Chesterton’
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, described in a recent biography as the ‘Prince of Paradox’ was perhaps best known as the author of the Father Brown mystery series recently popularised by a new BBC television series. But his contributions to the fields of literature, theology and philosophy go much deeper than his obvious whit. Described by George Bernard Shaw as “A man of colossal genius” many place him in a theological tradition including the likes of John Henry Newman and Fulton Sheen. GK Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922 and died 14 years later at the age of 62 having written eighty books, several hundred poems, some two hundred short stories, around four thousand essays and several plays.
“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.”
G K Chesterton
Canon John Udris
Canon John has been tasked by the Roman Catholic Church with investigating G K Chesterton’s cause for canonisation. Whilst continuing his role as Spiritual Director at St. Mary’s College Oscott.
The Lecture will take place at
6:30pm on Tuesday 19th May 2015
Leeds Trinity University
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