Dale Ahlquist is your host for season seven of this EWTN Home Video series production on the great Catholic author, journalist, and defender of Catholicism, G.K. Chesterton. Chuck Chalberg stars as Chesterton, dramatizing selections from Chesterton’s writings. Supporting roles are played by Kevin O’Brien, Kaiser Johnson, Ashley Ahlquist, Julian Ahlquist, Adrian Chesterton Ahlquist, and Deacon Gary Hoffman.
SIN AND SYNTAX
Dale Ahlquist explains Chesterton’s defense of the Christian Creed and defends it against those who attack it.
THE BASIS OF CIVILIZATION
Dale Ahlquist explains Chesterton’s defense of the Christian ideal, which makes for a stable and just society.
THE SHOP OF GHOSTS
Dale talks about Chesterton’s fondness of Christmas and gives us a surprising and new perspective of this old and familiar occasion.
HOW TO HAVE AN ARGUMENT
With Chesterton’s help, Dale Ahlquist develops three lists on how to have a good argument, which includes how to spot a bad argument, the techniques to have a good argument and how to win an argument.
THE EPISTLE OF COMMON SENSE
Dale Ahlquist takes a look at Chesterton’s view of the Epistle of St. James, which Chesterton himself called “the old Christian common sense.” Dale also sees how this epistle and Chesteron have a lot in common.
THE TOWER OF BABEL
Dale looks at how Chesterton warns us of the danger of doing things merely because we can do them, such as new types of arrogant towers, real or metaphorical, the confusion that will follow and the cultural decadence that could destroy our civilization.