Imagination, Arts and Evangelism: How C.S. Lewis and the Creative Arts Help Us "Past Watchful Dragons"
The Marion E. Wade Center and the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College presented the first of two evenings in the inaugural event of the Muriel Fuller Endowment for the Imagination and the Arts on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7pm in Barrows Auditorium of the Billy Graham Center.
Join us for an evening of poetry and music by Dr. Michael Ward and Dr. Malcolm Guite interspersed with conversation moderated by Dr. Jerry Root exploring how C.S. Lewis and the creative arts help us ease past "watchful dragons" and awaken us to the transcendent.
Poet and Anglican priest Malcolm Guite is Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge, and teaches on the divinity faculty at the University of Cambridge. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and Durham University. He lectures widely in both England and North America, and is the author of five books of poetry and several books on Christian faith and theology. He also performs regularly as a singer and guitarist with the rock band, Mystery Train.
Award-winning author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford UP) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis (Cambridge UP), Michael Ward is Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. He is also a member of the Wade board, and serves as Advisory Editor for VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center. He was instrumental in establishing the memorial stone for Lewis in Poet’s Corner, Westminster Abbey, unveiled on the 50th anniversary of Lewis’s death in 2013, and is an ordained Catholic priest.
Dr. Jerry Root is Professor of Evangelism and Director of the Evangelism Initiative, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, and author of C.S. Lewis and A Problem of Evil and co-author of The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis, as well as many other works on Lewis.
The Muriel Fuller Endowment for the Imagination and the Arts is funded by the generosity of The Esmond Nissim Foundation, Inc. and continues the creative and imaginative work of the seven Wade authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams by featuring talks, performances, exhibitions, and periodically commissioning new works related to or inspired by these authors.
Free and open to the public, this event was held in Barrows Auditorium.