Saturday, January 17, 2009
Dr. Tate: From Lewis to Spenser to Lewis
Those who braved the frigid temps last night were rewarded with hearing Dr. Bill Tate of Covenant College describe for us his experience of learning about C. S. Lewis through the Chronicles of Narnia, and then how that interest led him into the study of English Literature and one of Lewis' favourite authors, Edmund Spenser. He summarized for us Lewis' observations about how Spenser wrote his Fairie Queene in Fowler's book Spenser's Images of Life. Bill then showed us how scenes in The Fairie Queene show up in the Chronicles of Narnia. It was quite interesting and a good time was had by all. We hope Bill will be able to speak to us again some time.