C.S. Lewis’s ‘Socratic Myth’ of the Fall in its Cultural Context

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Oxford University teacher and noted author C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) had a sharp eye for mistaken ideas about science and Christianity , which can go viral. This lecture describes his unique approach to dealing with one thorny problem between Christian theology and evolutionary theory.

About the presenter

Charles A. Huttar (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is Professor of English Emeritus at Hope College. He has published extensively on Lewis, Williams, and Tolkien (as well as a variety of other subjects, especially in medieval and early modern literature and art). Before moving to Hope, he taught for eleven years at Gordon College. He is the editor of Imagination and the Spirit (1971) and coeditor of Word and Story in C. S. Lewis (1991, 2007) and The Rhetoric of Vision: Essays on Charles Williams (1996), both of which received the Mythopoeic Society’s Scholarship Award. His photographs of Lewis and Tolkien have also been published. His primary book project currently is a study of the mythography of metamorphosis in C. S. Lewis’s writings.