C.S. Lewis and American Culture
Marion E. Wade Center, the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals, and Wheaton College's Faith & Learning program
Friday, November 1, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM (CDT)
British author C.S. Lewis has exercised a greater influence within the United States than within his own country. The reasons for this, however, have seldom--if ever--gone beyond cursory observations on the qualities of Lewis' work that Americans have found attractive.
In this, the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis's death, the Wade Center, ISAE, and Wheaton's Faith & Learning Program seek to encourage some initial, yet substantial, steps toward a more historically and culturally informed explanation for the Oxford don's influential presence within American culture.
To do this we have invited a select group of scholars known for their insights into American history, culture, and religion and a UK representative well-acquainted with the British Lewis to offer a view from the other side of the Atlantic.
The ultimate aim is not only to offer up a more robust understanding of the reasons for Lewis's uncommon impact in America, but also to shed additional light on the nature and character of American culture and religion during the past half century.
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