Monday, May 21, 2018

Our June, 2018 Lecture @ The Meeting House

[Updated 29 May]

The topic of our June, 2018, meeting is "C. S. Lewis on the Medieval Imagination: A Challenge to Modernity?"  The speaker will be Dr. Bill Davis.  Dr. Davis is on the faculty in the department of Philosophy, Covenant College.  

Synopsis:  In The Discarded Image, C.S. Lewis both describes and recommends the "model" that medieval authors took for granted.  He offers it as essential background for appreciating medieval literature, giving a rich account of a way of imagining human existence (its place in the cosmos, freedom, significance, and purpose) that is very different from ours today.  This talk will focus on aspects of the medieval model/imaginary that have been eclipsed, as well as joining with Lewis to ask whether we should lament what has been lost.

The Meeting House is located at 3912 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.  The coffee shop will be open.  $5.00 admission at the door, thank you.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

C. S. Lewis and Evolutionism

This would be a great topic for one of our future meetings, don't you think?  Click on the image above or go here to read the post.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The 2018 Annual CS Lewis Lecture at UTC

It's that time again!  The annual UTC C. S. Lewis lecture for 2018 will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5, in Derthick Hall, room 101, on the UTC campus.  The speaker will be Dr. Justin Dyer, co-author of a new book on C. S. Lewis and politics.

For more information, visit

The Facebook Event page is here. Be sure to share it! Hope you can join us.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Special Lecture at UTC this month

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.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Our August, 2017 Meeting

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!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Our Meeting this July

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 Il├║vatar, 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! :-)