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CS Lewis Expert Returns to Taylor

  • Published: Apr 8, 2015 4:30PM
Dr. Jerry Root

C.S. Lewis expert Dr. Jerry Root will return to Taylor University next week for two presentations on the life of the famed author.

The presentations are Thursday, April 16, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 120 of the Reade Liberal Arts Center, and Friday, April 17, at 7:00 p.m., in the Whitaker Auditorium of the Metcalf Visual Arts Center.

Thursday’s presentation is titled: Lewis’s Many Uses of the Imagination. Friday’s lecture is titled: C.S. Lewis, Hell and the Love of God.

Clive Staples ("Jack") Lewis (1898-1963) widely known for his books, which include The Great DivorceThe Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Mere Christianity. He is viewed as the most effective 20th century writer of Christian apologetics and was a respected scholar and teacher at Oxford University for 29 years and then served as a professor at Cambridge University until the end of his career.

Root, a well-known Lewis scholar from Wheaton College, visited Taylor earlier this semester for a lecture series. He has studied Lewis and numerous subjects related to the late author since 1970, and his lecture circuit has taken him to 59 colleges and universities in nine different countries. Root's M.Div. thesis and Ph.D. dissertation, as well as a number of college-level courses have also studied Lewis and presented him to subsequent generations of students.

Root is Associate Professor of Evangelism and Leadership and teaches in the Christian Formation and Ministry Department at Wheaton College, where he has served since 1996. He has also served as a visiting professor at Biola University and Talbot Graduate School of Theology since 1990. Root and his wife Claudia have four married children and eleven grandchildren.

The public is invited; there is no admission charge. 

This lecture series is hosted by Taylor University's Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends.