Seton Hall University

About the G.K. Chesterton Institute

The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture celebrated its 45th anniversary as well as 20 years at Seton Hall University. View how the Institute commemorated this important milestone and for a recap of the Institute's history.

Father Ian Boyd

Fr. Ian Boyd, President Emeritus, G. K. Chesterton Institute; Founding Editor, The Chesterton Review

The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture is based at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. Its purpose is to promote the thought of G. K. Chesterton and his circle and more broadly, to explore the application of Chestertonian ideas in the contemporary world. The Institute’s work consists of conferences, lecture series, research and writing. The move of the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture from Canada to America occurred twenty-two years ago. Monsignor Robert Sheeran, then President of Seton Hall, invited Father Ian Boyd to come to the University. In July 2020, after 46 years as President of the Institute and Editor of The Chesterton Review, Father Boyd retired. Upon his retirement, he was named President Emeritus of the Institute and Founding Editor of The Chesterton Review. Father Boyd continues to be involved from afar in the affairs of the Institute.
Professor Dermot Quinn has taught at Seton Hall University for many years and in 1999, it was thanks to him that Monsignor Sheeran was eager to make the University a Chesterton Centre. Doctor Quinn, a native of Derry in Northern Ireland, was educated at Trinity College Dublin and at Oxford University.  An author of a number of books and numerous scholarly articles, he is the Associate Editor and a frequent contributor to the Review. Many of his writings deal with Chesterton’s distributist social philosophy. Dr. Quinn assumed as editor of The Chesterton Review in August 2020.
Gloria Garafulich-Grabois, the Director of the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and the Managing Editor of The Chesterton Review and The Lonergan Review, a publication of the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute, is the other central member of our group. A native of Santiago, Chile, and a citizen of the United States, and she comes from a distinguished family who have their roots in Croatia. She joined our Chesterton project eighteen years ago. Among her many achievements, she is responsible for the recent launching of the conferences around the world and the foreign language editions of the Review. 

G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture
Walsh Library, Room 431
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