Hillsdale College online course on C.S. Lewis presented by Dr. Michael Ward and filmed by Distant Moon Media on on January 27, 2022.

Michael Ward, “The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God: C. S. Lewis, Narnia, and Medieval Cosmology”

Wed, January 25, 2023 3:30pm

Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 105

C.S. Lewis disclosed that his best-known works, the seven Chronicles of Narnia, were “about Christ”. But how so? Michael Ward shows that, far from being simple allegories, the Chronicles are carefully constructed out of the imagery of the seven planets of the medieval cosmos, which Lewis described as “spiritual symbols of permanent value.”

 

A recording of Professor Ward’s Lecture can be accessed here.