Logos: The C.S. Lewis Society Update (March 2008)

Editor, David J. Theroux

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    1. Narnia News
    2. Harper Collins Revamps C.S. Lewis Website and Blog
    3. New Journal
    4. Next meetings of the C.S. Lewis Society Bay Area Book Club
    5. Other Events

1. Narnia News:

A. A massive interactive, 10,000-square-foot, educational exhibit, "The Chronicles of Narnia: International Museum Exhibition," will premiere June 2008 at internationally renowned museums and learning institutions in a minimum of 10 cities around the world over a five-year span. The exhibit will allow visitors to enter three-dimensional settings of myth, magic and adventure that so embodied Lewis's fantasy world.

B. In a poll to determine the best children's books of all time and conducted among 4,000 parents, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, the most famous in the Narnia series, was selected as the topmost book, beating out Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was ranked sixth) and others. The poll was conducted by Booktrust in England.

C. Here also is the web site for the forthcoming, second film in the Narnia series, Prince Caspian, which will premiere May 16th.

2. Harper Collins Revamps C. S. Lewis Website and Adds New Blog:

As reported by NarniaWeb, according to Devin Brown (Professor of English, Asbury College): "Harper Collins, the publisher for most of C. S. Lewis’s books, has completed a wonderful new make-over of its Lewis website. Among the new features are a new C. S. Lewis Discussion Board and a C. S. Lewis Books Blog featuring new articles from Lewis scholars around the world. Viewers can read and comment on the articles as they appear. The scholars involved in this project are Sarah Arthur, Robin Baker, Devin Brown, Andrew Cuneo, David Downing, Bruce Edwards, Diana Glyer, Dan Hamilton, Joel Heck, Zach Kincaid, Don King, David Naugle, David Theroux, Jerry Root, Leland Ryken, and Michael Ward."

3. New Journal:

Founded by Tyler Fisher in January 2004 as a newsletter of the Oxford University C.S. Lewis Society, current editor Judith Tonning has expanded The Chronicle into a full journal. The new issue includes an essay on Lewis's views on women; a critical commentary on The Abolition of Man; a piece of fiction by Lewis's mother, Flora Hamilton Lewis, edited by Walter Hooper and published here for the first time, and other items.

The Chronicle's Table of Contents can be viewed, and orders made, online here.

4. The next meetings of the C.S. Lewis Society Bay Area Book Club:

Book for Discussion: Orthodoxy, by G. K. Chesterton:

In his scintillating prose, G.K. Chesterton, one of the 20th century's greatest writers, explains the values and ideals that constitute the foundation of Christianity. Chesterton adopts an informal style in his arguments in favor of faith as an affirmation of human freedom -- with ample doses of analogy, imagery, personal anecdotes, and humor. Orthodoxy is a masterpiece of language and faith.

Here is an online outline of the book.

The meetings will be held at:

Here also are numerous articles on Orthodoxy:

Orthodoxy is available in paperback

Orthodoxy is available on CDs

Orthodoxy is available on audio tapes

Orthodoxy is available free as an online book

Orthodoxy is available as a free MP3 audio download

Orthodoxy is available as a free m4b audio format for the iPod and iTunes

Here also is the schedule of future Lewis Society book club meetings.

Here also is information on C.S. Lewis.

We hope that you and/or others you know will be joining with us! (Please feel free to forward this update to others.)

5. Other Events:

"The God Question: A Debate Between Dinesh D'Souza and Michael Shermer"
California State University, Fresno
April 18, 2008

"Sixth Frances Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends"
Sponsored by Taylor University, Upland, IN
May 29-June 1, 2008

"LionCon: A Narnian Convention"
Sponsored by LionCall.org
June 20-22, 2008

"Charles Williams and His Contemporaries"
Sponsored by The Charles Williams Society
Sr. Hilda's College, Oxford, England
July 4-6, 2008

"Oxbridge 2008: The Self and the Search for Meaning"
Sponsored by the C.S. Lewis Foundation
Oxford University, July 28 - August 2, 2008
Cambridge University, August 3-8, 2008