C.S. Lewis and Literature of Faith

ENG3225 C.S. Lewis and Literature of Faith (3)

This course (taught in the online delivery mode) introduces both the exposi-tory and the imaginative works of C.S. Lewis, the greatest "literary apolo-gist" of the 20th century. Emphasis is on his use of "allegory" and "meta-phoric" 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, who enroll in ENG5225 for graduate credit, will complete an additional syntopical anal-ysis of Lewis' works based on the themes most integral to their ministry emphasis.