Modern Classics: C.S. Lewis
A classically trained literary scholar, C.S. Lewis became better known to the reading public as the author of a beloved series of children’s books and his many writings on religion and ethics. The group will discuss a selection of Lewis’ shorter writings on faith, morality, and education.
Open to undergraduates. Space is limited; for more information please contact Peter Wicks.
C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock (Eerdmans, 2014).
Most of all, perhaps, we need intimate knowledge of the past. Not that the past has any magic about it, but because we cannot study the future, and yet need something to set against the present, to remind us that the basic assumptions have been quite different in different periods and that much which seems certain to the uneducated is merely temporary fashion. […] The scholar has lived in many times and is therefore in some degree immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone of his own age.
C.S. Lewis, “Learning in War-time”