Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sir James Gunn's "A Conversation Piece"

The above is mentioned in Andrea Kirk Assaf's of Father Ian Boyd of the Chesterton Institute on this year's "100th anniversary of the publication of a collection of essays by the popular English Catholic apologist G.K. Chesterton titled 'What's Wrong with the World?'" — Setting the World Right, With G.K. Chesterton's Help. Of the painting, Fr. Boyd says:
    ... in that is Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, and one who is far less known than he should be, Maurice Baring. These three were friends and represent the breadth of the Chesterton tradition. Baring came from an English liberal family who owned banks. One of his claims to fame is that he introduced Russian literature into the English-speaking world; he spoke Russian, lived in Russia, and attributed his conversion to Christianity to living within a religious culture as Russia was in that day.

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