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October 18, 2018
Dr. K. Alan Snyder, author of the book America Discovers C.S. Lewis, shares the results of his research into C.S. Lewis’s reception in the United States and influence on Americans.
October 5, 2018
Drs. David and Crystal Downing, Wade Co-Directors, share excerpts from personal letters between Lewis and Sayers, and discuss the themes of giving and receiving Christian critique, and creativity.
September 25-26, 2018
Dr. Malcolm Guite and Dr. Michael Ward discuss C.S. Lewis, Dante, and the creative arts in these 2 inaugural events for the Muriel Fuller Endowment for the Imagination and the Arts.
September 17, 2018
Dr. Stephanie L. Derrick, an historian of religion in the modern era, considers some aspects about Lewis and the culture of Oxbridge from the 1920s through the 1950s that our collective memory has ceased to recall.
July 12, 2018
Dr. Mark Pike looks at how parents, teachers and friends engaging with the Narnia novels, can help children practice virtues like forgiveness, wisdom, curiosity, justice, and courage. Professor Pike is the Principal Investigator of the Narnian Virtues project. He is Professor of Education at the University of Leeds and holds a PhD in English in Education.
June 7, 2018
Dr. Andrew Barron, Chief of Station at the Canadian branch of Jews for Jesus in Toronto, presents on how the works of C.S. Lewis have impacted his own journey and appeal to the Jewish imagination through theme and metaphor.
May 16, 2018
Professor Joe Rigney reveals the undercurrents of Lewis's insights that have shaped how his readers view spirituality, sin, and sanctification. The meeting point of reason and imagination is also explored.
Jerry Root and Mark Neal present four lectures on C.S. Lewis’s lesser known works of literary criticism.
April 9, 2018
Bradbury's similar mythopoeic tendencies and his resistance to corrupting materialism are, perhaps, best studied by exploring his abiding interest in the works of Lewis, Williams, and G.K. Chesterton. Lecture given by Jonathan R. Eller, Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies.
March 15, 2018
Andrew Lazo shares from his research into the last novel of C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces, offering many clues to help in understanding both the overarching, and the underlying meaning and message of Lewis's life and work.
February 15, 2018
Ross Wilson, a sculptor from Northern Ireland who created the C.S. Lewis sculpture in Belfast, talks about his work as it relates to place and faith.
September 26, 2017
The film was shown at the Wade Center and followed by a panel discussion with Marjorie Lamp Mead, Rolland Hein, Jerry Root, and Bob Huck.
June 27, 2017
This lecture by Dr. Joel Heck focuses on the spiritual journey of C.S. Lewis, and includes content from his book of the same title.
April 3, 2017
A conversation with Douglas Gresham and Jerry Root, accompanied with music by singer-songwriter Meg Sutherland.
February 21, 2017
Corey Latta speaks on C.S. Lewis's writing quality and process in his works, as well as his extensive and disciplined reading habits.
January 24, 2017
The Reverend Professor Paul S. Fiddes, a leading scholar of theology and literature, speaks on C.S. Lewis and Thomas Traherne.
October 24, 2016
Justin Dyer and Micah Watson discuss their book, C.S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law.
October 11, 2016
Dr. Chris Armstrong speaks on C.S. Lewis and medievalism.
December 3, 2015
Dr. Jerry Root and Mark Neal speak on Lewis's nuanced understanding of the imagination and its role in leading us to truth.
October 12, 2015
Abigail Santamaria speaks on the surprising life of Joy Davidman and shares behind-the-scenes research stories from her many years of work on the biography of a woman who is best known today as the wife of C.S. Lewis.
April 30, 2015
Duriez explores how C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and other Inklings identified modern warfare as a powerful image of the deeper battle between good and evil.
January 20, 2015
Dr. Paul Fiddes explores Williams’s idea of ‘co-inherence': The mutual indwelling of human persons in each other, in Christ, in the Church, and the triune God.
September 19, 2014
Pilgrim's Regress was the first book C.S. Lewis wrote after he became a Christian, and was his initial attempt to explain his own conversion to belief in God as well as the experience he termed “Joy.”
February 3, 2014
Dr. Douglas Hedley spoke on Image and Imagination in C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces with particular interest in the nineteenth-century Romantic sources behind Lewis’s work.
November 1, 2013
A conference C.S. Lewis's influential presence within American culture. Speakers include: Mark A. Noll, George Marsden, Alan Jacobs, and Trevor Hart.
November 7, 2013
Christine Fletcher examines Lewis and Sayers' writing during the WWII Era as a model for Christian Engagement.
March 19, 2013, WETN radio interview: McGrath Interview with Greg Wheatley
March 20, 2013, lecture co-sponsored with Tyndale Publishers: "C.S. Lewis: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet"
March 22, 2013, Chapel message: "C.S. Lewis and the Enrichment of Our Faith"
McGrath is the author of the biography C.S. Lewis: A Life (Tyndale 2013).
February 28, 2013
Jonathan Kirkpatrick explores how Greece and Rome dominated C.S. Lewis’s education and strongly influenced his thought and writings.
The C.S. Lewis Institute offers three free study courses for audio and video download on Lewis's The Screwtape Letters, Letters to Malcolm, and Mere Christianity - ideal for small group study.