Seton Hall University

The Relevance of G.K. Chesterton: His Thought and Work  

Father Ian Boyd

The Department of Catholic Studies and the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture  part of the Center for Catholic Studies at Seton Hall proudly present: 80 Years After His Death, The Relevance of G. K. Chesterton: His Thought and Work on Tuesday February 23rd at 6 p.m. in the University Center - Faculty Lounge, presented by Father Ian Boyd, C.S.B. Distinguished Professor of Catholic Studies and President of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and Editor of "The Chesterton Review”. 

About the Lecture
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), also known as "the prince of paradox," was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics and fiction. His works have been translated to many languages and his writings continue and increasingly are the subject of study and analysis by students and scholars reaching new generations of readers of his work.

About the Department of Catholic Studies
Established in 2012-- the Year of Faith and the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II -- the Department of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University, America's oldest diocesan university, fosters Seton Hall's Catholic identity and mission by exploring the relationship of Catholicism with all areas of culture and learning. Since its focus is the Church's encounter and dialogue with society or the Church in the world, Vatican II designated a special place for Catholic Studies as a discipline in academic life. As a result, Catholic Studies is a dialogue between Catholicism and culture that occurs in a special way at Catholic universities. While respecting other disciplines, Catholic Studies explores theology and philosophy in relation to culture, humankind and the world. This methodological approach opens up a place for all other disciplines; these enrich Catholic Studies and are enriched in return. Catholic Studies builds upon and develops the themes and questions addressed in the University Core Curriculum and is complementary to other disciplines. A bachelor's degree in Catholic Studies is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts degree -a major that enhances every other major.

Catholic Studies Undergraduate Programs
The Department of Catholic Studies' unique curriculum is custom-built according to each student's chosen specialization and career path and offers students the opportunity to major, double major, minor or earn a certificate in Catholic Studies or Pastoral Music Ministry. This flexibility makes the Catholic Studies' major and minor a perfect complement to all 56 undergraduate degrees offered at Seton Hall University.

Visit the Department of Catholic Studies website to view full descriptions of all online and in-classroom Catholic Studies (CAST) courses, which cover a variety of disciplines including history, modern Catholicism, philosophy, science, theology, social service, art, music, and literature as well as international and study abroad programs.

Contact Dr. Ines A. Murzaku, Chair of the Department of Catholic Studies, at (973) 275-5845 and build your individually customized curriculum today.

Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Gloria Aroneo
  • (973) 275-2808