Tag Archives: CS Lewis
As I am heading off in just over a month for a sabbatical term as Visiting Research Scholar at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford I have been thinking about writers associated with that amazing place who have impacted my spiritual journey. As with many people, C.S. Lewis tops the list. From my childhood through to my teaching career as a theologian, Lewis has impacted my work, my reflections, my sense … There’s more to read here.
It has been one of those days when I have had a particular hungering for another world – free of violence, free of political bickering, free of poverty, free of disease, free of death. I went through points today when I was able to fend off this life, but only for a moment. Another world seemed to keep whispering to me from around corners, through the branches of the trees, … There’s more to read here.
Artist Dan Meth recently posted a map of the ‘fantasy world’ that pulls together over 30 different fictional/fantasy worlds into one glorious landscape – Narnia, Middlearth, Earthsea, Wonderland, Never Never Land, Oz, Whoville, Florian, the Land of the Lost, you name it. What I love about the map is how by glancing at it I am drawn back into the narratives, characters, plotlines and epic grandeur of these places that … There’s more to read here.
I recently published an article entitled “The Beatific Quest as Faith Formation in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Direction, Release and Integration” in the recent Aesthetics Issue of The Other Journal: Journal of Theology and Culture (issue #15, ISSN 1933-7957). The article reflects on Lewis’s use of the Grail quest genre as exemplified in Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur as a typology for deep faith exploration that takes seriously both … There’s more to read here.