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C.S. Lewis and Friends:

Art and Imagination

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  0.       Noughth Week (1 hour)


Greetings, introductions, expectations and standards

    1.            Edmund Spenser


"Letter to Sir Walter Raleigh, Knight," Book I of The Faerie Queene

   2        George MacDonald


"The Fantastic Imagination," selections from "The Imagination, Its Function and Its Culture", The Wise Woman and The Golden Key 

   3.        C.S. Lewis 


Of This and Other World:  "On Stories," "On Three Ways of Writing For Children," "Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's To Be Said"; God in the Dock:  "Myth Became Fact" and Till We Have Faces 

   4        J.R.R. Tolkien 


Tree and Leaf: "On Fairy Stories," and "Mythopoeia"; The Hobbit  *Notebook due

   5       Dorothy Sayers 


Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World:   "Towards a Christian Aesthetic," Gaudy Night Project and Essay topics due

Schedule and Materials

Study the essays and fiction of Edmund Spenser, George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dorothy Sayers and Madeleine L'Engle. 

Do you love reading fiction, fantasy, and tales of myth and imagination? Have you ever wondered why they captivate us, compelling us to see the world around us with an entirely new and refreshed perspective?


If so, I invite you to join me on a marvelous journey of reflection and discovery by immersing yourself in the works of these thoughtful Christian men and women.  We'll be reading their insights and reflections on art and the sacred imagination, which pairs excellently and consistently with their own fiction. 

Length: 8 weeks

Cost: $200

Starts: Summer 2021

"The quality which had enchanted me in [MacDonald's] imaginative works turned out to be the quality of the real universe, the divine, magical, terrifying, and ecstatic reality in which we all live."
C.S. Lewis

   6.          Madeleine L'Engle


Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art, and A Wrinkle in Time

   7.          Conferencing


   8.          Conferencing


Notebook, Project and Essay due 

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