I recently spoke at the @ChestertonSoc conference on “Chesterton and My Jewish/Catholic Journey.” When Society prez Dale Ahlquist asked me to speak on being a Jew who converted to Catholicism after reading GKC, I told him I wrestled with Chesterton’s writings on Jews. (1/35) pic.twitter.com/HtyTVmkRj7— Dawn Eden Goldstein: Get the Vaxx/Stop the Spread (@DawnofMercy) August 12, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021
The Chesterton essay so offensive that Frank Sheed censored it
I started a conversation at the 40th Annual Society of GK Chesterton conference that is now continuing on Twitter. It concerns the need for the Chesterton community to confront GKC's anti-Semitism. I only recently discovered that at least one of Chesterton's more abhorrent statements was edited by Frank Sheed out of a posthumous collections of his writings. Ignatius Press retained Sheed's edit in its critical edition—thus (perhaps unwittingly) perpetuating a cover-up that remained until Simon Mayers exposed the censorship in his book Chesterton's Jews.
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