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The Inkling Prophet of Oxford: C.S. Lewis Book Club Series
March 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
One event on April 13, 2017 at 10:00am
One event on April 27, 2017 at 10:00am
INSTRUCTOR: Danielle Christmas
The imaginative fictions and compelling apologist writings of Clive Staples Lewis have captivated generations of readers. What is it about this self-described “very ordinary layman of the Church of England” that has inspired such a following across age groups, continents, and decades? What sort of mind can invent a children’s paradise like Narnia one day, and move a group of skeptics to Christian belief the next? This course will grapple with these and other questions as participants examine the social and historical context of several of Lewis’ short works including:
- Session One: Mere Christianity
- Session Two: The Screwtape Letters
- Session Three: Perelandra
If you enjoy book clubs, are willing to enthusiastically participate in discussion, and are eager to dig deeper into C.S. Lewis’ writings, this course is for you. Participants should (re)read the text ahead of each session and bring a copy of the book to class.
Danielle Christmas is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. While she primarily works on contemporary African-American and Jewish-American fiction and film, her own conversion story led her to the oeuvre and legacy of C.S. Lewis and has resulted in a lasting personal and professional interest.