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21st Century Lewis – How C.S. Lewis is as Influential as Ever

Lewis has been a relevant voice within the world for over 75 years, both through his books that still sell upwards of 2 million copies a year, and the films that have been adapted from them. But why do his words continue to inspire and motivate people to deepen their faith in God?

David Theroux will discuss the lasting legacy of Lewis, including the impact that Lewis has had within his own life and the organization he founded, the C.S. Lewis Society of California.  He will also discuss how such organizations are furthering Lewis’s legacy of inspiring and discipling people to better impact their worlds for Christ. Finally he will offer advice to conferees on what they can do to start their own Lewis reading groups or societies and how to take Lewis’s writings and use them as a bridge to connect to a modern audience.



theroux_david_hirezFounder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Independent Institute and Publisher of The Independent Review. He received his B.S., A.B., and M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Books produced by Mr. Theroux have been the recipients of the Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize, Templeton Freedom Award, two Mencken Awards for Best Book, seven Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards for Best Book, two Benjamin Franklin Awards, four Independent Publisher Book Awards, Peter Shaw Memorial Award, and three Choice Magazine Awards for Outstanding Book. He is Founder and President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California, and he was founding Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs for the Cato Institute and founding President of the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy.  A contributor to American Political Economy: An Encyclopedia, he has been a director of seven corporations and four foundations, he has been a member of the Koch Crime Commission, Prison Advisory Board for the California Little Hoover Commission, and Executive Committee for the Templeton Collegiate Honor Rolls for Education in a Free Society.


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