Monday, February 14, 2011

Orthodoxy Notes & Snoring Scholar's Notes

Snoring Scholar (aka Sarah Reinhard) is going to sharing her notes on her reading of  G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy . Come along on this journey - join in with your comments or just do a bit of friendly lurking!  Go to her blog each TUESDAY to stay keep up with the posts.  
Here is part of Sarah's note about it.

I’ll be blogging about Orthodoxy on Tuesdays. I’d love to hear your thoughts, too, and if you care to join me, you can download free copies of it in many different places. It’s considered a classic, and, really, it’s not that long (though what it lacks in pages it more than makes up for in depth of ideas).
. . . . This is the kind of book that I will be able to come back to and get something new out of it every time. It’s challenging to think of reading this book as an investment. But I can’t help wanting to write about what I’m reading…take this out of the introduction:

We need so to view the world as to combine an idea of wonder and an idea of welcome. We need to be happy in this wonderland without being merely comfortable. It is this achievement of my creed that I shall chiefly pursue in these pages.
Chesterton wrote Orthodoxy years before he became Catholic, which makes it even more interesting to me, because I’ve seen it referred to as a specifically Catholic classic.

I have found the Chesterton 101 section of the ACS website helpful, and I purchased Dale Ahlquist’s books about Chesterton, The Apostle of Common Sense and Common Sense 101

I don’t promise that my weekly blogging will be insightful or anything more than just a bunch of rambling. I might be the person behind, but the “scholar” part is more what I aim for than what I achieve.   And that’s the last time I’m giving a disclaimer.

Chesterton 101
Snoring Scholar
You might find Dale Ahlquist’s book, The Apostle of Common Sense helpful in your Chesterton reading.

1 comment:

Sarah Reinhard said...

Thanks! Glad to have you around for the journey!

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