Area residents will have the opportunity to attend the first in a new series of lectures on religion and C.S. Lewis at Westminster College at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury in Fulton.
The inaugural C.S. Lewis Lecture, entitled “Between Athens and Jerusalem: The Necessary Dilemma of Being a Thinking Christian,” will be delivered by Dr. Cliff Cain, Westminster Professor of Religious Studies and current holder of a new Westminster professorship, The Harrod-C.S. Lewis Professorship in Religious Studies.
The first section of the lecture will discuss C.S. Lewis himself, noted novelist, poet, critic, academician and lay theologian from Belfast, Ireland, who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia. A declared atheist at the age of 15, Lewis converted to Christianity at the age of 33 and became one of the most prolific and distinguished advocates and defenders of the Christian religion in the 20th century.
The second part of the lecture will focus on the legacy of C.S. Lewis for today’s people and society, especially for academic settings such as Westminster.
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury
501 Westminster Avenue
Fulton , MO 65251