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Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

If you are concerned that GK Chesterton’s works are too dense, this is the course for you. Dr. Chalberg will walk students through Chesterton’s profound yet commonsensical Christian apologetic work, “Orthodoxy”. This book is filled with wit, humor, and wisdom.

Total classes: 6

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester Modern Literature or Literary Analysis


A study of Chesterton’s masterpiece of Christian apologetics, Orthodoxy, possibly the most fundamental of Chesterton’s books.


Introduction to G.K. Chesterton and to Orthodoxy
Ch. 2, 3 The Maniac, The Suicide of Thought
Ch. 4 The Ethics of Elfland
Ch. 5, 6 The Flag of the World, The Paradoxes of Christianity
Ch. 7, 8 The Eternal Revolution, The Romance of Orthodoxy
Ch. 9 Authority and the Adventurer; Summary of Book

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton, ISBN-13: 978-1657592193

Homework: Read the assigned chapter(s) in preparation for class and take a short multiple-choice quiz after each class. The chapters are short but packed full. 1 1/2 to 2 hours of close reading would be recommended to prepare for class. There will be two optional writing assignments of 500-600 words each for those who would like to go the extra mile.

Important Dates

Class Dates: Thursdays, October 26 to December 7, 2023. (No class Nov. 23)

Starting Time: 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central; 2:00 Mountain; 1:00 Pacific)

Duration per class: 55 minutes

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