2014 C.S. Lewis Summer Conference, July 21-31, 2014, Oxford & Cambridge, England
Afternoon Seminars & Workshops
OX-01 Narnia & the Virtues of Heaven
An in-depth exploration of the themes presented in Dr Ward’s groundbreaking book, Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis. According to Professor N.T. Wright, “with Planet Narnia, Michael Ward has established himself not only as the foremost living Lewis scholar, but also as a brilliant writer”. In these seminars, Michael will explain his scholarly research into the Narnia Chronicles and welcome questions and discussion about his work.
Michael Ward – Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall in the University of Oxford. He is also the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis. Though based at Blackfriars in Oxford, Dr Ward also has appointments at two American universities. He is Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, and Visiting Professor at St Katherine College (CA). As an Anglican clergyman, he formerly served as Chaplain of St. Peter’s College (Oxford) and as Chaplain of Peterhouse (Cambridge). He was resident Warden of “The Kilns,” Lewis’s Oxford home, from 1996 to 1999. He is a Senior Member (Faculty Supervisor) of Oxford Students for Life.