14 yrs and up - $175.00 – 14 week course – Prerequisite: One Intermediate level course
This course examines the works of G.K. Chesterton with a special emphasis on his response to modern philosophy. Chesterton was a man ahead of his time, truly prophetic about our own times. Students consider his views both through his fiction and non-fiction writings.
Week 1 - Father Brown: The Eye of Apollo
Father Brown: The Chief Mourner of Marne
Week 2 – Father Brown: The Queer Feet
Father Brown: The Three Tools of Death
Father Brown: The Insoluble Problem
Week 3 – The Napoleon of Notting Hill – From the beginning to the end of Book 2, Chapter 2 (The Council of the Provosts)
Week 4 – The Napoleon of Notting Hill – From Book 2, Chapter 3 (Enter a Lunatic) to
the end of Book 3, Chapter 3 (The Experiment of Mr. Buck)
Week 5 – The Napoleon of Notting Hill – From Book 4, Chapter 1 (The Battle of the Lamps) to the ending.
Week 6 - Orthodoxy: The Maniac
The Battle of Lepanto
Week 7 – Manalive – From the beginning to the end of Part 1, Chapter 5 (The Allegorical Practical Joker)
Week 8 – Manalive – From Part 2, Chapter 1 (The Eye of Death, or The Murder Charge) to the end of Part 2, Chapter 2 (The Two Curates, or The Burglary Charge)
Week 9 – Manalive – From Part 2, Chapter 3 (The Round Road, or the Desertion Charge) to the ending.
Week 10 – Magic
Week 11 – The Man Who Was Thursday – from the beginning to the end of Chapter 6 (The Exposure)
Week 12 - The Man Who Was Thursday – from Chapter 7 (The Unaccountable Conduct of Professor de Worms) to the end of Chapter 10 (The Duel)
Week 13 – The Man Who Was Thursday – from Chapter 11 (The Criminals Chase the Police) to the ending
Week 14 – Orthodoxy: The Ethics of Elfland