Monday, July 9, 2018

Our July Lecture: That Hideous Strength with Dr. Barham

CS Lewis Summers @ The Meeting House - Lecture # 2
by Dr. Robert Erle Barham of Covenant College
Topic: "C. S. Lewis’s That Hideous Strength and Supernatural Science Fiction" 

Synopsis: This talk will consider C. S. Lewis’s science fiction, focusing on the last book of his Space Trilogy, That Hideous Strength. As a reader of H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, and other science fiction writers, Lewis creates a striking contribution to this sort of “fantastic fiction” (as he puts it). Noting some of the key features of That Hideous Strength including its medieval and Arthurian elements and depictions of the supernatural, we will consider the distinctiveness of Lewis’s science fiction. 

The Meeting House is located at 3912 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415; we begin at 7:00 p.m. and end 8:00-ish. Lecture with Q&A. You don't have to have read the book to attend.

$5.00 entry at the door - helps us have these lectures.

The coffee shop will be open! No expressos during the lecture :-). No need to rush off afterwards; doors close at 9:00.

Hope to see you there!

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Video: Dr. Bill Davis on The Discarded Image, June 2018

You will have to turn up the sound - sorry about that!

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.