So you want to read more Lewis?
English Prof. Darren Dyck recommends …
The Great Divorce
Lewis and his friends were known for thinking about the afterlife in unconventional ways. What if one’s final destination, heaven or hell, is simply a consequence of what he desires more than anything? The Great Divorce is a theological dream-vision in which the story’s narrator goes on the greatest of all journeys.
(NOTE: our Ambrose Theatre students will be presenting their interpretation of The Great Divorce this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Click here for event details.)
“On Reading Old Books”
Want some good advice? Read books! Want some good advice from C.S. Lewis? Read old books! In this short essay, which was originally a preface to a new edition of Athanasius’s third-century treatise On the Incarnation, Lewis argues that reading old books is essential if we want to step outside of the intellectual, cultural, and religious biases through which we see the world.
Out of the Silent Planet
Did you know that Lewis wrote Science Fiction? We might call it Science Fantasy today, but in this first novel of Lewis’s “Cosmic” trilogy, a curiously Tolkien-esque language scholar travels to the planet Mars. Who does he meet there? Rational beings who marvel that Earth and its inhabitants, under the influence of a “bent” power, have forgotten their creator