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G. K. Chesterton, The Educator of C.S. Lewis

G. K. Chesterton had joy at the center of his being, and like the woman described in Proverbs 31, he could laugh at the days to come. In this seminar, Dr. Perrin explores Chesterton’s life and work, studying the way he found joy and the way that joy led to laughter, good humor and friendship. For those who know Chesterton, they will enjoy noting the centrality of joy in his writings and life; for those who are new to Chesterton, this seminar should be an engaging introduction. The seminar will follow this outline: 1) Chesterton: The Man Who Took His Mission But Not Himself Seriously 2) Humor at the Center of Things 3) What Makes Even Our Faith Funny 4) Laughter as The Signature of Man 5) Christ as Divine Jester 6) Laughing Again: Overcoming Our Blindness to The Mirth of The Gospel 7) Laughing and Learning: Why Chesterton Laughed Through School 8) A Suggested Bibliography of Chesterton’s Writings COMMENT: Dr. Perrin did his PhD dissertation on Paradox in the Apologetic of G. K. Chesterton… and is a Chesterton nut.