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Sunday, September 28, 2014

On October 11th EMU's Theater Department Presents "The Great Divorce"

C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce presented by Anthony Lawton
University Commons’ Mainstage Theater, 8 p.m. Oct. 11
Sponsored by EMU’s theater department and Alumni Relations. Cost: $5.00, students free. For information, call EMU Theater at 540-432-4360. Registration necessary. (Thanks to Jane Fetterman for bringing this event to my attention!)

Friday, September 12, 2014

October 9th Our Book Is G.K. Chesterton's The Everlasting Man

One of the most significant books in C.S. Lewis's return to Christianity was G.K. Chesterton's The Everlasting Man.  He describes his experience of Chesterton in Surprised by Joy.  Leading our October meeting will be Iain.

The Everlasting Man is a book that addresses the secularism of Chesterton's time as well represented by H.G. Well's The Outline of History and Auguste Comte's Religion of Humanity which influenced the development of scientism, and secular humanism in the early twentieth century.

Those particular influences were exactly those C.S. Lewis needed to be cured of and The Everlasting Man  provided just the tonic he needed.  Notice the C.S. Lewis quote at the top of the illustration at the left.  Chesterton has been termed the Apostle of Common Sense and he performed exactly that role for Lewis.

Our schedule for the rest of the year is:

October 9th G.K. Chesterton The Everlasting Man Iain will be our discussion leader for this wonderful book so important in C.S. Lewis's conversion.
November 13th C.S. Lewis Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold Elizabeth our Discussion Leader. December 11th or some other date TBD Our Party to plan the New Year Stephen Has Volunteered to Host.