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Who is G.K. Chesterton?? And why is there a house named after him?
These are good questions and we hope to answer them in a TWO-PART RETREAT, engaging this enigmatic and witty British author and questioning what he might have to say for the 21st century.
Part 1: Art historian, Dr. Matthew Milliner will elaborate how insights from Chesterton can act as a guide to understanding the broad sweep of Native American art. While this connection might seem odd it is one that Chesterton himself hoped to make.
Part 2: Hannah Eagleson (Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature) will follow this conversation with a dialogue on how we can practice the virtue of hospitality in our reading, writing and thinking, especially with those whose time periods and temperaments differ from our own.
Friday, April 23rd
Dr. Matthew Milliner “Reading GK Chesterton on Turtle Island” 11am-12pm
Dr. Hannah Eagleson “Practicing Intellectual Hospitality” 1pm-2pm
Matthew Milliner is associate professor of art history at Wheaton College. He holds an M.A. & Ph.D. in art history from Princeton University, and an M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is currently a Commonwealth fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, and is a five-time appointee to the Curatorial Advisory Board of the United States Senate. His book The Everlasting People: G.K. Chesterton and the First Nations is forthcoming from InterVarsity Press this Fall.
Dr. Hannah Eagleson is Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network, and Project Director for The Ithaca Roundtable on Science and Religion, a project of Chesterton House. She also co-designed the Inklings study guide series Walking to Wisdom for Classical Academic Press, and wrote guides to The Lord of the Rings, Till We Have Faces, and Dorothy Sayers’ play cycle The Man Born to Be King. She holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature from the University of Delaware and an MA in liberal arts from St. John’s College (Annapolis). Dr. Eagleson is working on a children’s novel about a dragon who runs a tea shop in eighteenth-century London, and she is a longtime fan of Chesterton’s Father Brown stories.