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The Great Dance: How the Cosmos Sings and Moves by Love

Jesus upholds the universe by the Word of His power and the center of the cosmos is Love that binds everything together in perfect harmony. The idea of music and dance as formative images appears in the writing of Augustine, Boethius, Dante, Lewis and Charles Williams. Formal dance requires the learning of steps, mutual submission […]

Educational Splendor: A Classical Guide to Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

C.S. Lewis believed that at the heart of our current moral and spiritual crisis there was the loss of objective values. Truth, Goodness, and Beauty are today a matter of mere subjective preference. This workshop will explore the historic nature of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, how the objective values have been lost in modern secular […]

Rejecting the Magician’s Bargain: Lewis’ Charge to Science

In The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis argued that the project of modern science “was born in an unhealthy neighbourhood and at an inauspicious hour. Its triumphs may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.” While there have been some scientists, philosophers, […]

A New Natural Philosophy: Implementing the Vision of C.S. Lewis

In The Abolition of Man C.S. Lewis noted that the “triumphs [of science] may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.” This can easily leave an eager science teacher confused even if he agrees. How do we do this? What decisions and steps […]

G. K. Chesterton, The Educator of C.S. Lewis

G. K. Chesterton had joy at the center of his being, and like the woman described in Proverbs 31, he could laugh at the days to come. In this seminar, Dr. Perrin explores Chesterton’s life and work, studying the way he found joy and the way that joy led to laughter, good humor and friendship. […]

Men Without Chests: The Dangers of a Values Free Education

In The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis discusses what happens when society abandons its duty to educate its children in accordance with fixed moral/ethical standards (the Tao). After defining and defending Lewis’s concept of the Tao, and tracing how a values-free approach to education kills virtue, wonder, and courage, I will conclude with a […]

Aslan in The Academy: What C. S. Lewis Can Teach The Modern Educator

In addition to being a famed writer and speaker, C. S. Lewis was a dedicated teacher who, with the same synthetic, shaping imagination he brought to Narnia, creatively integrated his public, academic role as professor and scholar with his private, personal identity as follower of Christ and defender of the faith. In this talk I […]

CS Lewis and Latin

C.S. Lewis had a classical education and read the Greek and Latin classics throughout his life as sources of pleasure and truth, what he called “joy.”. This session will confront his discussion of the Seven Liberal Arts, his Latin Letters to Don Giovanni Calabria, and his recently published translation of Virgil’s Aeneid.