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Events with Author Patti Callahan
2018-2019 Hansen Lectures on C.S. Lewis
2018 Events for Fuller Endowment for the Imagination & the Arts
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.
C.S. Lewis and Dorothy L. Sayers: A Feisty Friendship
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.
America Discovers C.S. Lewis
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.
Douglas Gresham: Evangelism and C.S. Lewis
April 3, 2017
A conversation with Douglas Gresham and Jerry Root, accompanied with music by singer-songwriter Meg Sutherland.
Other Past Events
|September 17, 2018
"C.S. Lewis and 1940s Oxford"
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
June 7, 2018
May 16, 2018
April 9, 2018
& Mark Neal
October 2017-April 2018: The Neglected C.S. Lewis
|Andrew Lazo||March 15, 2018
"C.S. Lewis and the Myth of Love"
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.
|Ross Wilson||February 15, 2018
"An Evening with Artist Ross Wilson"
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.
|Panel||September 26, 2017
"Panel Discussion on the film: Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination, & the Quest for Meaning"
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
|Corey Latta||February 21, 2017
"C.S. Lewis and the Art of Imaginative Writing"
Corey Latta speaks on C.S. Lewis's writing quality and process in his works, as well as his extensive and disciplined reading habits.
|Paul Fiddes||January 24, 2017
"The Poetics of Desire in Thomas Traherne and C.S. Lewis"
The Reverend Professor Paul S. Fiddes, a leading scholar of theology and literature, speaks on C.S. Lewis and Thomas Traherne.
|Mark Pike||December 6, 2016: Lewis and Education lectures
Dr. Pike speaks on C.S. Lewis’s educational vision and how it relates to current issues for parents, students, teachers and school leaders.
Mere Education lecture
Narnian Virtues lecture
& Micah Watson
October 24, 2016
|October 11, 2016
"The Intuitive Medievalism of C.S. Lewis"
Dr. Chris Armstrong speaks on C.S. Lewis and medievalism.
& Mark Neal
|December 3, 2015
"The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis"
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
|Colin Duriez||April 30, 2015
"Inklings in Wartime"
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.
|Paul Fiddes||January 20, 2015
"Ways of Exchange: ‘Co-inherence’ in Charles Williams and C.S. Lewis"
Dr. 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
"Journey to Joy: The Pilgrim's Regress Book Launch and Lecture"
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
"C.S. Lewis on Image and Imagination: Some Romantic Reflection"
Dr. Hedley discusses 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.
|Conference||November 1, 2013
"C.S. Lewis and American Culture Conference"
A conference on C.S. Lewis's influential presence within American culture. Speakers include: Mark A. Noll, George Marsden, Alan Jacobs, and Trevor Hart.
|November 7, 2013
"Theology in Wartime: Dorothy L. Sayers and C.S. Lewis"
Fletcher examines Lewis and Sayers's writing during the WWII Era as a model for Christian Engagement.
|Lectures & Radio Interview: Alister McGrath
McGrath is the author of the biography C.S. Lewis: A Life (Tyndale 2013).
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"
|February 28, 2013
"Bacchus in Narnia? C.S. Lewis and the Classics of Greece and Rome"
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.