'“Schall has an eye for paradox and the ability to move the reader to think differently. By shifting the angle and turning some phrases, Schall examines topics such as wisdom, joy, leisure, play, happiness, work, conversation, letter writing, reflection, pilgrimage, teaching, and being taught. Among the many delights of reading Schall is seeing how apparently unconnected issues . . . of life are indeed connected.” —Robert M. Woods, Restoration Quarterly“Schall has some important things to say. He urges letting the world go by, realizing that it will all vanish some day and there are things more important than the daily hustle. . . . We must pursue the so-called useless, which he says is ‘the best thing about us.’ ” —The Philadelphia Inquirer“Recruiting philosophy and literary theory into an inspirational narrative, Father Schall will appeal to fans of C.S. Lewis, Chesterton, and Peter Kreeft.” —Publishers Weekly“Readers will not go wrong ‘wasting’ the time it takes to cavort with the eternal truths presented, with such an enervating spirit of fun, in On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs.” —National Catholic Register“It is a book lightly written, laced with references to Charlie Brown and other cartoons, but deceptively heavy. I found myself inclined—almost forced—to pause after every section and think about Schall’s words.” —Touchstone“Schall’s call to take seriously the unseriousness things of life is clearly, cleverly, and creatively stated.” —Perspectives on Political Science“This new collection on what it is to be an educated human does not disappoint.” —New Oxford Review'
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute