Issue: Summer 2023

The Humanising Power of Music

David Daintree, Director of the Christopher Dawson Centre in Hobart, recalls the power of music in a wartime prison camp revealed in the Bruce Beresford movie, Paradise Road.

Chesterton and Dickens

A recent reviewer of a scholarly book on Charles Dickens described Chesterton as”the greatest Dickens commentator”. Karl Schmude explains why.

The Everlasting Man and The Abolition of Man

Garry Nieuwkamp draws an instructive comparison between Chesterton’s Everlasting Man and C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man.

A Literary Canon for Catholics

Gary Furnell reviews the comprehensive guide to Catholic literature provided by Joseph Pearce’s recent book.

The Women Behind the Men

John Young highlights the crucial influence of Maisie Ward, Frances Chesterton and Raissa Maritain on their better known husbands.

The Power of a Hidden Tradition – A Chesterton Poem

Karl Schmude probes the hidden depths – and the continuing significance – of Chesterton’s great narrative poem, The Ballad of the White Horse.