Houston Baptist University’s Master of Arts in Apologetics has become a real centre of exploration of scholarship about C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings. This makes sense as the Inklings are some of the most significant imaginative Christian writers of the last century. As a result, HBU’s programme has grown to include significant figures who do their thinking with C.S. Lewis, including Jerry Walls, Michael Ward, and Holly Ordway.
Dr. Michael Ward, HBU professor of Apologetics and leading figure in the Planet Narnia framework, led a C.S. Lewis Talk & Panel, “The Current State of Lewis Studies,” in the Belin Chapel of HBU. HBU scholars, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. Louis Markos, and guest, Mr. Andrew Lazo, joined the conversation, with Holly moderating the discussion. For people who are thinking about moving into Lewis scholarship or deepening their reading about C.S. Lewis, this is a great place to start. The reading list that Michael and the other scholars propose really is the hot list of what critical thought about Lewis is focussing on. There are a few things I would add, but I wanted to share this video as a resource.