2013 Inquiry Seminars

2013 Inquiry Seminars

C.S. Lewis: Faith, Life and Fiction

Jacqueline Bussie

This course introduces you to the life, fiction and theological and ethical thought of the Christian apologist C.S. Lewis. Through readings in Lewis’ autobiography, non-fiction essays, interviews and novels, we will wrestle together with the following questions, Who was C.S. Lewis? How does he conceive of atheism? How does Lewis understand Christianity and the Christian life? What characterizes his theology? What connections are there between his theological thought and his fiction? How does Lewis contribute to and/or challenge our understanding of Christian theological concepts such as sin, hell, heaven, miracle, God, Satan, salvation, death, and joy? How does Lewis contribute to or challenge our view of ethical concepts such as love, sexuality, justice, science, gender relations, patriotism, war, politics and feminism? And finally, how can Lewis’ ideas be applied to contemporary issues and our own personal faith journeys? WC