The 50th Anniversary Celebration of C.S. Lewis is still going strong, around the world and at the C.S. Lewis Foundation. Our next and final conference this year will be in Houston from November 8th-10th on “The Forge of Friendship: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, & the Creative Impulse.” Please visit our conference website to register today!
Preparations are still being undertaken for a memorial stone to be placed in Lewis’s honor at Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey on November 22nd. The unveiling of the memorial will be the culmination of a two-day conference beginning on November 21st. For more information and to make a donation to this project, please visit lewisinpoetscorner.com. The C.S. Lewis Foundation staff will be present at the unveiling ceremony if you wish to join us in England!
Also surrounding the ceremony at Poets’ Corner is a conference the following day on November 23rd at Magdalen College, Cambridge led by noted scholars such as Malcolm Guite, Rowan Williams, and Helen Cooper. The conference’s aim is to highlight Lewis’s significant work in academic criticism, as well as to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lewis’s death. Registration is open until November 8th.
Further concerning the legacy of C.S. Lewis, three articles were recently published in Christianity Today concerning Lewis’s life, fame, and works. The first piece titled “C.S. Lewis’s Joy in Marriage” offers insight into the interesting relationship of C.S. Lewis and his wife Joy, as well as a critique of Alister McGrath’s new biography on Lewis. Another article concerns Lewis’s longevity, not only in the United States, but in England, presenting him as a “literary hero” to readers of the United Kingdom as well. Last but not least, Christianity Today also posted an interesting article titled “Supreme Court’s Scalia Cites C.S. Lewis in Confessing Belief in the Devil” that accounts Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent interview with New York magazine where he explains that most Americans do, in fact, still believe in “the Devil.”