Seton Hall University

About the G.K. Chesterton Institute

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

Father Ian Boyd

Rev. Ian Boyd, President, G. K. Chesterton Institute &  Editor, The Chesterton Review

The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University, promotes the thought G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) and his circle and, more broadly, explores the application of Chestertonian ideas in the contemporary world. Chesterton, also known as "the prince of paradox" was an English writer whose prolific and diverse output included philosophy, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biographies, Christian apologetics and fiction. Chesterton, was one of the most versatile writers of his day and his ability to write on serious matters in a style accessible to the ordinary reader, made him one of the most beloved figures in the twentieth century. His thought has particular importance for those who value the sacramental tradition and Catholic social teaching and Christian spirituality. His works have been translated into many languages and because his writing are increasingly are the subject of study by students and scholars, they continue to reach new generations of readers.

An image of President's Hall. The Institute's work consists in organizing conferences and lecture series, research, writing and the publication of The Chesterton Review-a widely respected academic journal. As interest in Chesterton grows, The Chesterton Review is growing too. In response to the revival of Chesterton around the world, The Chesterton Review now publishes annual editions in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French. The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University is considered the world center for Chesterton's studies. 

G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture
Walsh Library, Rooms 430 and 431
(973) 275-2431