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The Everlasting People

G. K. Chesterton and the First Nations (Hansen Lectureship)

Matthew J. Milliner, David Iglesias (Contribution by), David Hooker (Contribution by)

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First Things Book of the Year award

What does the cross of Christ have to do with the thunderbird? How might the life and work of Christian writer G. K. Chesterton shed light on our understanding of North American Indigenous art and history?

This unexpected connection forms the basis of these discerning reflections by art historian Matthew Milliner. In this fifth volume in the Hansen Lectureship Series, Milliner appeals to Chesterton's life and work--including The Everlasting Man, his neglected poetry, his love for his native England, and his own visits to America--in order to understand and appreciate both Indigenous art and the complex, often tragic history of First Nations peoples, especially in the American Midwest.

Based on the annual lecture series hosted at Wheaton College's Marion E. Wade Center, volumes in the Hansen Lectureship Series reflect on the imaginative work and lasting influence of seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.

IVP Academic, 9781514000328, 184pp.

Publication Date: December 14, 2021