mercredi, février 14, 2007

Lepanto, 1571: The Battle and the Poem.

"Lepanto, 1571: The Battle and the Poem”
Mr. Christopher Check
Executive Vice President of the Rockford Institute

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Why has the Battle of Lepanto been called the most important sea battle in history? What made it so significant, and why, on October 7, 1911, did English poet and theologian, G.K. Chesterton honor the battle with an extraordinary ballad? Find out as Mr. Christopher Check discusses the clash between the Christian and Muslim civilizations, and then relates G.K. Chesterton’s poem to current affairs in the West today.

Mr. Christopher Check, Executive Vice President of the Rockford Institute, holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Rice University. He served seven years as a field artillery officer in the Marine Corps, with deployments in the Far East and the Persian Gulf. His writings have appeared in Rockford Institute publications: CHRONICLES and THE FAMILY IN AMERICA, as well as various newspapers across the country. His television and radio appearances include programs on National Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television, Illinois Public Television, the BBC, Radio Free Europe, and the Business Radio Network. He is an award-winning fortnightly commentator for Northern Illinois Public Radio. He lectures on life and family issues, military issues, the dangers of modern communication technology, military and Church history, and the lives of saints.
The lecture will take place in the Library,
located on the first floor in the Liberal Arts Building.
Refreshments begin at 7:00 p.m. with the talk following promptly at 7:30 p.m.

The lectures are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
Please call 678-904-2811, ext. 501, to reserve space(s).

Holy Spirit Preparatory School
4449 Northside Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

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