C. S. Lewis And The Chronicles Of Narnia

Clive Staples Lewis was an English tutor at Oxford University between the 1920s and the 1950s, who was converted to Christianity by his friend and fellow Oxford academic, J. R. R. Tolkien, and became one of the twentieth century’s foremost defenders and propagators of the Christian faith. He is also, however, remembered and loved by most people today as the author of the stories set in an imagined land called Narnia, which rank among the greatest works of children’s fantasy literature. This talk seeks to explain what sort of man he was, and how and why he came to write the stories. It also looks at the relationship between them and his own, Christian, religious faith, and proposes to answer the question of why they are meaningful to, and appreciated by, people who do not share that faith.

Speaker: Professor Ronald Hutton is a Professor of History at the University of Bristol. He is a leading authority on history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on ancient and medieval paganism and magic, and on the global context of witchcraft beliefs.

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Feb 17th 2025 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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