Friday, August 14, 2015

:Modern Scholar: Literature of C.S. Lewis

Literature of C.S. Lewis by Professor Timothy B. Shutt 

Professor Timothy B. Shutt brings to life the works of C.S Lewis in this 14 lecture series. Beginning with the early years in life of C.S Lewis he discusses his life and events that carved his inner philosophy which was the evocation of "joy". Though C.S Lewis is known and loved for his Chronicles of Narnia series, he also wrote a riveting science fiction trilogy which consisted of the titles "Out of the Silent Planet", "Perelandra" and "That Hideous Strength" in which he seeks to present an unfallen world, a world of Peace and a world of complexities.  Also presented are analyses of his apologetic works such as Mere Christianity, which was written for the entire Christian family including Roman Catholic and all Protestant branches of the faith; Miracles and the Problem of Pain. Other scholarly works include the Screwtape Letters, the Discarded Image, the Allegory of Love and the Four Loves.  Woven through all of his fiction and nonfiction is a singular theological theme which is the complexity of the world which includes dark and light and all shades in between. Prior to experiencing C.S Lewis's works I was familiar only with the Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity. After listening to these wonderful lectures I am moved to read his other works which include food for thought and contemplation.       

Reviewed by Karen