"The Chronicles of Narnia" with Dr. Louis Markos
In the fall of 2012, Dr. Louis Markos
, professor in English and scholar-in-residence at Houston Baptist University, will teach a special class on The Chronicles of Narnia
by C. S. Lewis. The class will mine the multi-layered wisdom of the Chronicles, borrowing insights from Lewis’ other works of fiction and non-fiction. The class will focus in particular on how Lewis’ seven novels can help children and adults alike discern that which is good from that which is evil; that which is virtuous from that which is vicious; and that which should (and must) be encouraged if the individual and society are to prosper from that which must be avoided if we and our world are to resist plunging into darkness. Because the class will be raising issues of broad and perennial interest, Dr. Markos and HBU will be opening up the class to the wider community.
About the professor:
Dr. Markos (www.LouMarkos.com
), who also holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities at HBU, is the author of Lewis Agonistes: How C. S. Lewis Can Train Us to Wrestle with the Modern and Postmodern World; Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis; Apologetics for the 21st Century;
and The Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis
. His On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis
is due out in October 2012.