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).
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