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The Modern Scholar: Literature of C.S. Lewis

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  7 reviews
7 sound discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guide (80 p. : ill.)
Kenyon College professor Timothy B. Shutt delivers a course that looks at the life of C.S. Lewis and examines the influences that would help to shape Lewis both as a man and as a writer. We will take a look at Lewis' science fiction trilogy, his Chronicles of Narnia, his apologetic and scholarly w
Published 2004
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Professor Timothy B. Shutt brings to life the works of C.S Lewis in this 14 lecture series. Beginning with the early years in life of C.S Lewis he discusses his life and events that carved his inner philosophy of life which was the evocation of "joy". Though C.S Lewis is known and loved for his Chronicles of Narnia series, he also wrote a riveting science fiction trilogy which consisted of the titles "Out of the Silent Planet", "Perelandra" and "That Hideous Strength" in which he seeks to presen ...more
This lecture series really shines at the beginning and end, when Shutt is "on his turf": one expert on medieval literature illuminating another. I was less impressed in the middle as he was covering the Narnian works, other fiction, and some of the apologetic work. I found the outside information about Lewis' life and the sources he draws from as he writes marvelously informative, but his summaries of the books themselves less satisfactory. He seemed to highlight some good points, but miss other ...more
Shutt is very good. For a good compliment, check out Louis Markos' introduction to Lewis with the Teaching Company.
My favorite Modern Scholar presenter! Love his down home Mid Western voice paired with his unassuming scholarship. Gave me a wider understanding of one of my favorite authors and thinkers.
This the lecture series that helped me to understand the apologetic works of C. S. Lewis and enriched my enjoyment of the fiction.
CS Lewis is the Albert Einstein of the humanities! Loved this overview and will definitely be continuing my CS Lewis study.
Excellent series of lectures on the works of C.S. Lewis.
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For eighteen years Professor Timothy Baker Shutt has taught at Kenyon College in rural Gambier, Ohio, famed for its splendid teaching, for its literary tradition, and for its unwavering commitment to the liberal arts. No teacher at Kenyon has ever been more often honored, both by the college and by his students, for his exceptional skills in the classroom and as a lecturer. Professor Shutt’s cours ...more
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