April 28, 2008
If you’re in D.C. tomorrow, you might find it worth your while to stop by FRC headquarters at noon tomorrow, Tuesday, April 29, for a lecture by Dr. Michael Ward on his new book, Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis.
Event if you can’t make it in person, the event will be webcast live from www.frc.org beginning just before noon.
Here’s the pertinent info:
Join Family Research Council as we welcome Dr. Michael Ward for a lecture on his new book, Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008). In Planet Narnia, Dr. Ward argues that Lewis secretly based The Chronicles of Narnia on the seven heavens of the medieval cosmos.
The publication of Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia befuddled the scholarly world. Those who best knew his academic works found the seven-volume work uncharacteristically disorganized. Even Lewis’s close friend, J.R.R. Tolkien, dismissed the books as “carelessly assembled” and “jumbled”. Convinced of Lewis’s ordered intent behind The Chronicles, scholars have attempted to make sense of this apparent disparity, but until now, none of their proposed theories have proved tenable.