The Rev. Dr. Michael Ward is Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. He is the author of the award-winning Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press).
Dr. Ward will be speaking at Derthick Hall, 201, on the topic "The Abolition of Man: Lewis' Most Prophetic Word, But Is It Christian?"
The lecture is co-sponsored by the C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga and the Committee for the Annual C. S. Lewis Lecture at UTC. The Public is invited - bring a friend!
Our Facebook Event link is here.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
We are pleased to welcome Marsh Moyle of L'Abri, Greatham, England, as our next speaker for our Summers @ The Meeting House lecture series. From the L'Abri website:
Marsh [and his wife] work with CityGate and worked for 35 years in that part of the world once known as 'Eastern Bloc". Their considerable experience brings together a commitment to ideas and hospitality. They are now based in Greatham village and have a study at the Manor House where they are an active part of the community.
The topic for our meeting is "Understanding the Times - Making Sense of our Place in the Decline of the West." Our format will be conversational, and there will be plenty to talk about!
We will meet this coming Thursday, 24 August, at The Meeting House, 3912 Dayton Blvd. There is parking behind the building. We begin at 7:00 p.m. and the coffee shop will be open. $5 at the door. Hope to see you there!
Friday, July 28, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
We welcome Dr. Bryan Hampton to our July meeting of the C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga. Dr. Hampton is the Kennedy Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of English, at UTC.
His topic: "Breath, Song, and Self Will: Lewis & Tolkien on Creation and Temptation".
C. S. Lewis’s and J. R. R. Tolkien’s impulses to create the beautiful and fragile mythic worlds of Narnia and Middle-earth were shaped in part by the brutal destruction and devastation of the Great War. This lecture discusses how The Magician’s Nephew and The Silmarillion both depict the first moments of creation by the Lion Aslan and the God Ilúvatar, respectively, through the metaphor of music, and render protagonists who grapple with villains that disrupt the song of creation and seek to recreate the world in their own image.
The lecture will be held at The Meeting House, 3912 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415, Thursday, July 27. We hope you can attend. The lecture and Q&A will be 7:00-8:00 p.m.; the coffee shop will be open until 9:00. $5 at the door. It's going to be good! :-)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
We are happy to welcome Dr. Crystal Hurd to our first meeting of the C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga this summer. Her topic will be: "Dear Papy": The Enduring Influence of Albert Lewis on his son, C. S. Lewis. Dr. Hurd has quickly become a "go to" person for understanding Lewis' father, Albert. Her insights are very interesting indeed. Dr. Hurd is from Bristol, VA. She is a teacher and Reviews Editor for the journal, "Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal." Her blog: http://crystalhurd.com/
The date: Thursday, 22 June.
Time: Our meeting officially lasts from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Place: The Meeting House, 3912 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415, and the coffee shop will be open until 9:00 p.m. There is plenty of parking behind the building.
For our Facebook event page, you can click here.
Hope to see you there!
Monday, May 22, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Be sure to go to the website of the UTC Annual C. S. Lewis lecture for information about this year's lecture - next month!!