G.K. Chesterton: to Visit Assumption and Discuss Whats Wrong with the World

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Date & Time: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Jeanne Y. Curtis Performance Hall in Tsotsis Family Academic Center
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: Free
Sponsored by: Assumption College
Description: Professional historian, John C. Chuck Chalberg, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture in the persona of G.K. Chesterton, a Catholic convert and apologist on Tuesday, October 8, at 7 p.m. in the Jeanne Y. Curtis Performance Hall of the Tsotsis Family Academic Center on the Assumption College campus, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester. Chalberg will lecture on Whats Still Wrong with the World, based upon the book written by Chesterton over a century ago.
G.K Chesterton was known as the prince of paradox because he believed that the truth was buried in contradiction. The most important paradox to Chesterton was Christ Himself, wholly God and wholly man. Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922 but was a Catholic in almost every respect at the time that he wrote Orthodoxy in 1908. Chalberg will draw upon Chestertons wit, wisdom, and humor while examining and contrasting topics of concern in the 1900s to their continued impact and interest in todays society. These topics include the state of the family, feminism, education, democracy, and the general state of the country.
Chalberg, a Minnesota native, earned his bachelors degree from Regis University and a masters degree and doctorate in American history from the University of Minnesota. Along with teaching American history for a number of years, his reviews and essays have been published by notable publications such as Gilbert!, The Weekly Standard, Chronicles, The Imaginative Conservative, and Intellectual Takeout.
This event is part of the 2019-20 Presidents Lecture Series at Assumption, a public forum in which important ethical, spiritual, and human issues are illuminated and examined within the Catholic intellect tradition. All events in the Presidents Lecture Series at Assumption are free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged due to limited space. To RSVP, please call Sharon Mahoney at 508.767.7322 or shmahone@assumption.edu.
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