“Merely 70: The Text and Legacy of Mere Christianity” by Michael Ward, hosted by Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson (C.S. Lewis & Kindred Spirits Connected Online Meeting, 12noon Eastern/5pm UK time today, Nov 17, 2022)

Hi folks, a late notice announcement. Michael Ward, author of Planet Narnia and After Humanity: A Guide to Lewis’ The Abolition of Man–is speaking on the topic of “Merely 70: The Text and Legacy of Mere Christianity.” This free online C.S. Lewis & Kindred Spirits Connected is hosted by Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson, and I am leading an after-hours conversation following. The event begins soon, 12noon Eastern/5pm UK time today (Nov 17, 2022). Details are below if you are able to attend!

We are honored to introduce our keynote speakers for the C. S. Lewis & Kindred Spirits Connected online meeting, on 17th of November 2022!

Rev. Dr. Michael Ward is a Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford and an Associate Member, Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford, and a Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, Texas. Dr. Ward was resident Warden of The Kilns, Lewis’s Oxford home, from 1996 to 1999. He studied English at Oxford, Theology at Cambridge, and has a PhD in Divinity from St Andrews.

His publications include: Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008); The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis, co-edited with Robert MacSwain (Cambridge University Press, 2010), and most recently After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man (2021).

Dr. Michael Ward presented the BBC television documentary, The Narnia Code (2009), directed and produced by the BAFTA-winning filmmaker, Norman Stone. He authored an accompanying book entitled The Narnia Code: C.S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavens (Tyndale House, USA / Paternoster, UK).

On the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s death (22 November 2013), Professor Ward unveiled a permanent national memorial to him in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey. He is the co-editor of a volume of commemorative essays marking the anniversary, entitled C.S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner (2016).

You can still register for the online meeting , in order to receive the link!

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/UN1CoYxKy7p3zy4R6


About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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11 Responses to “Merely 70: The Text and Legacy of Mere Christianity” by Michael Ward, hosted by Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson (C.S. Lewis & Kindred Spirits Connected Online Meeting, 12noon Eastern/5pm UK time today, Nov 17, 2022)

  1. orthodoxmom3 says:

    This is on my book pile. I need to put it higher up on the pile.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. diego domingo says:

    I have tried to register twice, using each of my email addresses, and haven’t
    received a link to the presentation. I started to register at 8:25am PST. Was I too late?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. m28181920 says:

    Greetings, Brenton, I was wondering if you knew of any free downloads of an audio version of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” for a very talented young ESL student here in the Far East? Thank you! Bridget


    • Hello Bridget! The Chronicles of Narnia are still under copyright in the US and a few parts of the world–and Narnia is a registered trademark–which limits audiobook production. However, outside of the US, there are many places in the world where these books may be in the public domain. Finding a volunteer reader may be possible. Here is a UK example:

      I hope that works for you and your student!


  4. I have a request 🙂 I quite often come back and check the main page of your blog after a hiatus, and if a past blogpost has caught my eye, it means a lot of scrolling down.

    Could you use the “read more” widget after the first paragraph or so of your posts? (If you look at the homepage of my blog, you will see the effect of it – only one paragraph of each post is visible on the main page, and then there’s a “read more” link.)


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