C.S. Lewis and Literature of Faith

ENG5225 C.S. Lewis and Literature of Faith (3)

This course introduces both the expository and the imaginative works of C.S. Lewis, the greatest "literary apologist" of the 20th century. Emphasis is on his use of "allegory" and "metaphoric" imagery, which enables readers to connect with Lewis' complex theological and philosophical arguments. The literary motifs of "myth and faerie tale" through the lens of "The Hero's Quest," are analyzed in such timeless classics as The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and Out of the Silent Planet. Lewis' journey from atheist to Christian is examined through Mere Christianity, as well as his insightful exhortations toward Christian maturity and discernment in The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and in Lewis' seminal work: The Weight of Glory. Students also will complete a syntopical analysis of Lewis' works based on the themes most integral to their ministry emphasis. (Online)