CSLewis

14 yrs and up  - $175.00 – 14 week course – Prerequisite: Foundational Great Books

This course explores the writings of C.S. Lewis, one of the most influential Christian writers of the twentieth century. From his fantasies to his moral treatises, Lewis imparts the concept that one has great responsibility to live well, and while shaping one’s own world, one can shape global ethics. The readings include apologetics, philosophical accounts of doctrine, and allegorical interpretations of Christian theology. Students will enjoy discussing the “big questions”, and learn how to apply them to their own lives.

To Buy:

  • C.S. Lewis: The Man Who Created Narnia by Michael Coren  Ignatius Press   Amazon
  • Boxen: Childhood Chronicles Before Narnia by C. S. Lewis and Walter Hooper
    (AKA Boxen: The Imaginary World of the Young C. S. Lewis)    Amazon

Week 1: Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis, Ch. 1 - 14

Week 2: Out of the Silent Planet, Ch. 15 - end

Week 3: C.S. Lewis: The Man Who Created Narnia by Michael Coren, Ch. 1 - 3

Week 4: C.S. Lewis: The Man Who Created Narnia, Ch. 4 - end

Week 5: The Inner Ring” and “The Weight of Glory (essays, not book) by C.S. Lewis

Week 6: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, Ch. 1 - 17

Week 7: The Screwtape Letters, Ch. 18 - end

Week 8: Boxen: Childhood Chronicles Before Narnia by C. S. Lewis and Walter Hooper (aka Boxen: The Imaginary World of the Young C. S. Lewis), Introduction - the end of "The Locked Door"

Week 9: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Preface - Bk. 3, Ch. 4

Week 10: Mere Christianity, Bk. 3, Ch. 7 - end

Week 11: The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis, Entire book

Week 12: The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis, Lecture 1 & 2

Week 13: The Abolition of Man, Lecture 3

Week 14: No reading, Closing discussion on various themes