An Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance

Examine the timeless wisdom of C.S. Lewis.

C.S. Lewis was not only the greatest Christian apologist of the twentieth century but also a profound philosopher and storyteller. His many writings challenge the modern rejection of reason and truth, which are necessary to live a free and excellent life. Indeed, C.S. Lewis teaches timeless lessons that are urgent and essential to every American.

This free nine-lecture online course, “An Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance,” examines Lewis’s apologetics and his fiction, as well as his philosophical and literary writings, and their continuing significance today.

In this course Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn analyzes how Lewis’s Abolition of Man recovered the Western philosophical tradition from its modern challenges; Professor Michael Ward, a Distinguished Teaching Fellow from the University of Oxford, considers his many lasting contributions to apologetics and to literary criticism; and, Professor of English David Whalen explores the storied moral worlds of Lewis’s fiction, including The Chronicles of Narnia and the Space Trilogy.

Enrollment in this course gives you free access to the course lectures, supplementary Q&A videos, and quizzes to aid you in deepening your understanding of C.S. Lewis’s ideas and major works.

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