C.S. Lewis expert — free Oregon lectures

By George Fox University

C.S. Lewis expert, Notre Dame history professor present free lectures at George Fox University

Author Michael Ward, director of the C.S. Lewis Centre in Oxford, England, and Mark A. Noll, the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at Notre Dame, visit in September

George Fox University invites the public to a pair of free lectures this month featuring Michael Ward, regarded as an expert on the works of C.S. Lewis, and Mark A. Noll, the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

Noll will present “The Challenges for Christian Learning: Looking Back, Looking Ahead” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in Wood-Mar Auditorium on the university’s Newberg, Ore., campus. Later that week, Ward will speak on “The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God: C.S. Lewis, Narnia and the Planets” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in Bauman Auditorium.

Noll is the author of numerous books, including The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind and The Civil War as a Theological Crisis. During his years at Wheaton College, he was a co-founder of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and, in 2006, received the National Endowment for the Humanities medal at a White House ceremony.

Ward, professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University and director of the C.S. Lewis Centre in Oxford, England, is a leading expert on the works of C.S. Lewis and the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis. He is senior research fellow at Blackfriars Hall in the University of Oxford and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis. He also presented the BBC television documentary The Narnia Code in 2009. As an Anglican clergyman, he served as chaplain of St Peter’s College at the University of Oxford from 2009 to 2012 and as chaplain of Peterhouse at the University of Cambridge from 2004 to 2007.

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