Lyceum Lecture Commemorates C.S. Lewis

As a part of the Lyceum Series on Faith and the Academy, Grace College will be hosting Dr. Devin Brown who will give a commemorative lecture on C.S. Lewis on November 22. The event will be held in Westminster Hall at 7:00 p.m. that Friday evening.

Dr. Devin Brown is a Lilly Scholar and Professor of English at Asbury University. Brown holds a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina and specializes in the literature of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. He has published numerous books and scholarly articles on Lewis and Tolkien. These include Inside Narnia: A Guide to Exploring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Inside Prince Caspian (2008), and Inside the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). His latest book is The Christian World of The Hobbit (Abingdon Press, 2012).

The Lyceum Series on Faith and the Academy is a lecture series that draws inspiration from both the history of Grace College and Winona Lake. During America’s Progressive Era at the turn of the twentieth century, Winona Lake’s Chatauqua tradition attracted lectures and presentations from high- profile speakers who brought high culture to small-town America. Notable figures included three-time Democratic Presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, humorist Will Rogers, and famous preacher Russell Conwell.

Under the Office of Faith, Learning & Scholarship, the Lyceum Series on Faith and the Academy reflects Winona Lake’s tradition of cultural engagement and Grace College’s commitment to vibrant conversation on issues related to the intersection of Christian faith and academics.

“I think the evening will be very enjoyable and stimulating,” said Dr. Jared Burkholder, associate professor of American and world history at Grace.  We are excited to host Dr. Brown as a part of the Lyceum series. He’s a first-rate scholar on C.S. Lewis.”

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