with Dr. Louis Markos
Class will meet in HBU's Moody Library, Room 100, every Monday from 4:00-6:30pm from August 25 to December 1; however, there will be no class on September 1 (Labor Day) or October 20 (midterm).
C. S. Lewis, the greatest Christian apologist of the 20th century, has challenged three generations of readers to think logically and imaginatively about their faith, their moral behavior, and their view of man, God, and the universe. This class will study closely Lewis’s seven major apologetical works (Mere Christianity, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Abolition of Man, and A Grief Observed) and seek to determine why these works have had such a phenomenal and growing impact both on Christians of all denominations and on those of other (or no) religious backgrounds.
About the professor:
Dr. Markos (www.LouMarkos.com
), Professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his books include From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics
, Apologetics for the 21st Century
, Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis
, Literature: A Student’s Guide
, Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition
, and On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis