423: G.K. Chesterton’s Orthodoxy: The Defense of Everything

Term: June 6 – July 8, 2022
Time: Mondays, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET (except for our last class, which will be Friday, July 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. ET) 
Credits: 1
Instructor: Martin Cothran
G. K. Chesterton wrote his great work Orthodoxy on a dare. He had written Heretics, his great criticism of contemporary thinkers, and a prominent journalist asked him, now that he had made clear what he was against, to write about what it was he was for. The result was one of the great critiques of modern secularism–and one of the great defenses of Christian belief. Join us as we step through Chesterton’s arguments, pausing to marvel, not only at their logical force, but at their poetic brilliance.