If you would like to learn more about C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their fellow Inklings, a free series of five lectures has just been produced. I am in the midst of the first, introductory lecture, and am eager to listen to the entire series.
You can receive links to the series from Hillsdale College by completing a small form at this link.
The subjects addressed in the series include:
- “Who Are the Inklings?” by Bradley J. Birzer
- “C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man” by Michael Ward
- “J.R.R. Tolkien’s Scholarship” by Michael Drout
- “Themes of Lewis’s Fiction” by Jason Lepojärvi
- “Tolkien and the Christian Imagination” by Holly Ordway
Hillsdale College is an independent Christian institution, founded in 1844. They currently have 1,573 undergraduates, “representing 49 states, D.C., and 13 foreign countries,” complemented by more than one hundred graduate students.
Several years ago, they offered a free online course about C.S. Lewis, which we promoted on Mere Inkling in this post.
That course – along with thirty more – is still available at no cost. (Donations are welcome, of course.) You can learn about all of these courses here.
And, if you’re in the mood for reading a free issue of Christian History on the subject of “Heaven and the Christian Imagination,” look no further than this link. (The issue includes several references to the thought of C.S. Lewis.)
4 thoughts on “Free Lecture Series Explores the Inklings”
Sounds like some good plans.
I hope you enjoy it, Gary.
Thank you! You are a real resource.
Glad you appreciate the lead.