About Dale Ahlquist

One of the most respected G.K. Chesterton scholars in the world, Dale Ahlquist is President of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton. He is also the publisher of Gilbert! magazine, and the creator and host of the popular EWTN series, The Apostle of Common Sense. Dale has written five books on Chesterton, including Common Sense 101: Lessons from G.K. Chesterton and The Complete Thinker.

An internationally renowned speaker, Dale has given more than 600 lectures at conferences, diocesan events, and prestigious institutions including Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Notre Dame, Oxford, the Vatican Forum in Rome, and the House of Lords in London.

He is also the co-founder of Chesterton Academy, a classical high school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which has been rated one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the nation, and is the chairman of the Chesterton Schools network, which now includes fifteen high schools in the U.S., Canada and Italy. He and his wife Laura live in Minneapolis and have six children.

“Dale Ahlquist is probably the greatest living authority on the life and work of G.K. Chesterton.”

Joseph Pearce, Author of Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton

“Ahlquist on Chesterton is like Plato on Socrates, or Boswell on Johnson.”

New Oxford Review

Introductory Books by Dale Ahlquist