CS341 Influences on the Thought of C. S. Lewis

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Join Dr. Jerry Root in this unique course that explores the writings that influenced C. S. Lewis. Filmed at the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, this course offers you a look at books owned by Lewis, including the notes and comments that he wrote in them. Dr. Root, who has been studying Lewis for over forty years, unpacks these works and explains why they were important in Lewis’ life and how they influenced his writings. You’ll come away from the course with a better understanding of C. S. Lewis and of some of the classic literature that inspired him.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

5m

C. S. Lewis: Introduction

The Wade Center and C. S. Lewis

The Wade Center and C. S. Lewis

7m

C. S. Lewis and the Bible

Lewis and the Bible in His Early Days

Lewis and the Bible in His Early Days

8m

Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy

Why Was Boethius Important to C. S. Lewis?

Why Was Boethius Important to C. S. Lewis?

9m

Spenser: The Fairy Queen

Scheme of the Work and Big Ideas

Scheme of the Work and Big Ideas

8m

Milton: Paradise Lost

Scheme of Paradise Lost

Scheme of Paradise Lost

10m

Metaphysical Poets: Donne and Herbert

John Donne

John Donne

9m

George MacDonald: Phantastes

George MacDonald and the Baptized Imagination (Part 1)

George MacDonald and the Baptized Imagination (Part 1)

8m

Dante’s Impact on C. S. Lewis

Dante’s Eternal Fountain

Dante’s Eternal Fountain

5m

G. K. Chesterton: Orthodoxy

Lewis’s Discovery of Chesterton

Lewis’s Discovery of Chesterton

6m

Mysticism and Lewis

Medieval Mystics

Medieval Mystics

10m

Conclusion

A Greater Portion of God

A Greater Portion of God

9m