First C.S. Lewis lecture to be held at Westminster

Westminster professor and Harrod-C.S. Lewis Professor of Religious Studies Cliff Cain (left) will be giving the first of a n ew series of lectures on religion and the Narnia author, "Between Athens and Jerusalem: The Necessary Dilemma of Being a Thinking Christian" 11 a.m. Thursday in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. The event is free and open to the public.

Westminster professor and Harrod-C.S. Lewis Professor of Religious Studies Cliff Cain (left) will be giving the first of a n ew series of lectures on religion and the Narnia author, "Between Athens and Jerusalem: The Necessary Dilemma of Being a Thinking Christian" 11 a.m. Thursday in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. The event is free and open to the public.

Westminster’s Harrod-C.S. Lewis Professor of Religious Studies Cliff Cain is set to give the first of a new series of lectures on religion and C.S. Lewis since the position was created in September.

Cain will give the inaugural C.S. Lewis Lecture, “Between Athens and Jerusalem: The Necessary Dilemma of Being a Thinking Christian” at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. The event is free and open to the public.

Cain, who has been a professor of religious studies at Westminster for three years, said he hopes his first talk will set the tone for future C.S. Lewis lectures “by saying something about the person C.S. Lewis, because not everybody knows who he was.”

“I want to talk about the man, and talk about his legacy today and I want to take a topic that was an important topic to him — the issue of faith and reason — and give my own views on it,” Cain said. “With subsequent lectures I want to bring in some outside people that are experts in issues that were important to (C.S. Lewis) and use him as a springboard to how we understand life in the 21st century.”

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