The C. S. Lewis Society Newsletter
May 2010

1. HarperCollins to Release The C. S. Lewis Bible:

C.S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most thought-provoking and influential Christian writer of the modern era. For more than forty years, generations of readers have found insight and inspiration from his uniquely articulate view of God's interaction in the world and in our lives. To be released on October 26, 2010, The C.S. Lewis Bible is one of the most anticipated Bibles of our time. This New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible includes additional readings comprised of selections from Lewis's celebrated spiritual classics, a collection that includes Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, A Grief Observed, The Weight of Glory and The Abolition of Man, as well as letters, poetry, and Lewis's less-familiar works. Each reading, paired alongside relevant passages in the Bible, offers C.S. Lewis as a companion to a reader's daily meditation. As people engage in Bible reading, they will also gain insight from Lewis's writings and spiritual journey as they invite Lewis into their spiritual discipline. Key features of this hardcover Bible edition include:

Sample pages from The C.S. Lewis Bible can be viewed here and you can pre-order the Bible here ($34.99/copy discounted at Amazon.com to $23.09).

2. Noteworthy Videos and Audios:

3. Recent Articles:

4. Recent and Upcoming Books:

5. Upcoming C.S. Lewis Society Events:

A. C.S. Lewis Society Bay Area Book and Film Club (See year-long schedule here)
Meets bi-weekly Wednesdays

6. Other Events:

A. "An Apologetics Conference for Promoting the Christian Worldview through Literature and the Arts"
Sponsored by Athanatos Christian Ministries

For centuries the Christian Church was the leading patron of the arts. The Christian faith was not just defended by intellectual argument but was also promoted and explained through paintings, music, and literature. It is evident that the beliefs of artists continue to manifest today, only now they believe any number of different things. Christians must be involved in the arts and must re-commit to putting Christian artists into society because films, music, and literature have the power to influence and even transform whole civilizations. This first annual online apologetics conference is dedicated to inspire Christians to either express their faith through the arts or support those that do. This year’s conference will primarily focus on literary apologetics, or promoting the Christian faith through the written word, and fiction in particular.


When: May 8-9, 2010

Where: An online, virtual conference.


B. "Aspects of Sayers"
Annual Convention Sponsored by the Dorothy L. Sayers Society

When: August 13-16, 2010

Where: Nottingham University, England


$250 per person
Email: info@sayers.org.uk

C. "C. S. Lewis, His Friends and Associates: Questions of Identity"

Although certain aspects of C. S. Lewis’s work have been studied in great detail, others have been comparatively neglected. In this international conference, the first of its kind to be held in France, we hope to look at Lewis’s life and work, and those of his friends and associates, from many different angles. Questions of identity are essential to the understanding of any writer. The ways authors perceive themselves and who they are, the communities they belong to by birth or choice, inevitably influence their work. The way they present other people, real or fictional, may also be rooted in their own conception of identity. We are therefore seeking for papers which examine gender and family roles, national, regional, racial or professional identities, membership of a particular church, movement or club, ideological or political attachments, descriptions of oneself (e.g., dinosaur, Old Western Man) either with regard to Lewis and those who knew him or in a study of their writings. Among Lewis’s friends and associates we would include his brother Warren, his wife Joy, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Dorothy L. Sayers, T.S. Eliot, Ruth Pitter and Owen Barfield, but would also consider studies of anyone who worked with Lewis or who influenced him. Comparative studies of Lewis and another writer are also possible.

When: June 2-3, 2011

Where: Lille Catholic University, France

Call for Papers: Deadline for propositions for papers (200 to 300 words, French or English): June 15, 2010

Contact: Suzanne Bray: suzanne.bray@icl-lille.fr


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