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G. K. Chesterton: Rum, Romanism, and the Sacramental Imagination

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 8:00pm - 9:30 pm

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This lecture will investigate Chesterton's 1914 novel The Flying Inn, and will argue that Chesterton as a Roman Catholic offers a thoroughly sacramental vision of the world that we evangelicals need to make our own. He teaches us how to view the entire cosmos through the lenses of the Incarnation, so that we can find fresh analogs of the gospel for our daily existence as Christians. The largest non-human analogies have to do with food and drink, since they are necessary for the sustenance of our lives. And since wine also becomes the blood of our Lord in the Eucharist, it proves to be the liquid of friendly bibulosity but also of Life Eternal.

Ralph Wood is Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University and has published works on G.K. Chesterton, Flannery O'Connor, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Read his full bio.

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Ralph Wood

University Professor of Theology and Literature (Baylor University)