C.S. Lewis and New Creation
Tuesday 5 December in the Thurber Room – Meal at 19h; Presentation 19h45-21h15
Many of C.S. Lewis's stories – Narnia, Perelandra, The Great Divorce, Till We Have Faces -- are inspired by images of new creation. We will be discussing what makes these images so rich and vibrant, and how they shape C.S. Lewis's Christian outlook. We will discuss the ideas – both religious and literary – that Lewis draws upon in crafting these images of new creation, and how they can inspire us, too, as we seek to shape our life and our world according to God's promise.
Dr. Judith Wolfe is Professor of Philosophical Theology at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. She studied literature and philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and first literature and then philosophical theology at Oxford. Before moving to St Andrews, she taught at Bard College Berlin and at St John's College, Oxford. Her work is on Christian eschatology and on the interfaces between philosophy, theology and literature. She has a particular love for C.S. Lewis and the Inklings, on whom she has co-edited three books (C.S. Lewis and the Church, C.S. Lewis's Perelandra: Reshaping the Image of the Cosmos, and C.S. Lewis and his Circle) and edits an academic journal, The Journal of Inklings Studies.
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