Please note the following in this issue of Logos: The C.S. Lewis Society Update (April 2008):
1. Film News:
A. Prince Caspian: The Return to NarniaTo Be Released May 16, 2008
B. Expelled: No Intelligence AllowedTo Be Released April 18, 2008
“Expelled is an enormously important project.”
Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio host
“[E]xposes the widespread suppression of freedom of thought and inquiry. . . . The film is definitely worth viewing.”
“Propaganda molds minds in a very direct way and that is the logjam in this situation, which the Ben Stein movie, Expelled, by being entertaining, seeks to break through. I wish it wellI hope under God it will have a great effect just at that point.”
J.I. Packer, Board of Governors Professor, Regent College
“Expelled should be rated R not for sex or violence but for being reasonable, radical, risible, and right.”
Marvin Olasky, Editor, World Magazine
Ted Baehr, Editor, MovieGuide
“I love Ben Stein. . . . He’s a charming, engaging, and very bright guy. He’s on the right track here. What he’s doing in this film is extremely important because it is opening up an honest debate in the public square where people can hear reasoned arguments on both sides and make their own conclusions.”
Charles Colson, Founder and Chairman, Prison Fellowship Ministries
“We highly recommend Expelled to anyone.”
Ken Smitherman, President, Association of Christian Schools International
C. 2008 Camies:
2. Hugo Award:
The 66th World Science Fiction Convention has announced that in the final ballot for this year's Hugo Awards, a recent book on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien has been selected as one of the five finalists in the Best Related Book category. The book examines the interaction of Lewis, Tolkien and other members of their remarkable Christian literary society, The Inklings, which met weekly in Oxford in the 1930s and 1940s:
The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community, by Diana Glyer (Kent State University Press, 2007)
Final announcement of this year's awards will be made on August 9th at the Convention in Denver.
3. C.S. Lewis Society Book Club:
Book for Discussion: Prince Caspian: Return to Narnia, by C. S. Lewis; moderator/leader: Dona Wessells
The second volume of Lewis's Narniad, Prince Caspian is the first novel of a trilogy involving Caspian X. In this book, Caspian is a boy who has lived in a large fortress with his uncle Miraz. Caspian's father was king and brother of Miraz. Miraz had murdered Caspian's father and took his place. This means that Prince Caspian is the rightful king of Narnia, and Miraz is a usurper. One year later (in our world) after the adventures described in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are sitting on a railway station on their way back to school. Suddenly they feel something dragging them away and they are carried back to Narnia where a civil war has broken out. The book chronicles their adventures in Narnia with the help of the divine Aslan in defeating the tyranny of Miraz and restoring liberty and justice to Narnia. As such, the story is full of imagery and themes regarding the yearnings of us all to find a “deeper magic” in connecting with God.
The meetings will be held at:
Articles on Prince Caspian:
Prince Caspian is available for order:
Schedule of future Lewis Society book club meetings.
4. Other Events:
Please contact me with any questions.
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