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The C. S. Lewis Society Update (April 2009)

1. BBC's The Narnia Code Premieres April 16th:

The new documentary, The Narnia Code, will premiere on April 16th on BBC1. This hour-long program is based on the acclaimed book, Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis, by Michael Ward (Research Fellow, The Independent Institute). Co-sponored by the C.S. Lewis Society of California, The Narnia Code is produced and directed by Norman Stone, producer of the International Emmy Award and BAFTA Award-winning BBC film, C. S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands, starring Joss Ackland and Claire Bloom, as well as the film starring Anton Rodgers, C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia. At the C.S. Lewis Society's May 17th sold-out, screening and luncheon last year of the film Prince Caspian, Dr. Ward was the featured speaker.

"Discovering the Narnia Code," by Michael Ward (OUPblog, April 9, 2009)

Here is a promotional video of The Narnia Code:

2. Recent Articles, Debate Videos and Other Videos:

A. Articles:

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3. More on the Economic Crisis:

As the economic crisis continues to deepen, the U.S. and other governments are pursuing unprecedented spending and new powers. To follow up on the discussion of the Christian origins of economic science in the March issue of Logos, how can people understand and address what is happening, including overcoming the suffering that may well afflect billions of people worldwide? Of special relevance is the work of the leading economist and historian Robert Higgs (Senior Fellow, Independent Institute), author of the award-winning book, Depression, War, and Cold War (Oxford University Press). Dr. Higgs was interviewed this month for three hours on C-SPAN2’s prestigious program, In Depth, and the complete video interview can be watched here.

Recent articles by Dr. Higgs include the following:

Other noteworthy books pertaining to economic crises include the following:

4. 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 at 7:30 p.m.
The upcoming meeting will be held at:

5. Other Events:

A. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe London Stage Performance:

Antic Disposition's dramatization of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will be presented.

"St. Stephen's To Reopen As Arts Center, 'Second Chances' Themed 2009 Season Planned" (Broadway World, January 14, 2009)

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B. Science and Faith: The Vantage Point of One Neuroscientist
Sponsored by the Veritas Forum

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C. International Colloquium on Perelandra with Second Premiere of Perelandra: The Opera
Sponsored by the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

This opera by Donald Swann and David Marsh was originally written between 1960 and 1964, with enthusiastic support from C.S. Lewis. In a 1962 letter to Marsh, Lewis wrote, "I think [the libretto] just stunningly good. It brought tears to my eyes in places. Done right, it will be terrific. I very heartily congratulate you." The opera was also very dear to Swann's heart, and contains some of his most lyrical music.

When first premiered, the opera received enthusiastic reviews in Oxford, Cambridge, London and later New York. However, the sale of the film rights shortly after Lewis's death placed a long-term embargo on its performance. The opera is now receiving a long-awaited second premiere. It is to be performed in its original, three-act version as a "theatrical oratorio" and recorded by Oxford Records.

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D. "All Things Considered"
Sponsored by the New York C.S. Lewis Society

Commemorating its 40th Anniversary, the New York C.S. Lewis Society will host a weekend symposium.

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