C.S. Lewis: Truth and Meaning

In this C.S. Lewis: Truth and Meaning course, we will explore his life and writings so that you may better understand and explain your own faith and belief.

Takes approximately 23 hours to complete.


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Art & Creativity, Faith & Everyday Life, and Thinking Theologically

Course Description

Sanctification, free will, faith, truth: As Christians, many of us have wrestled with and tried to understand these complicated concepts. Countless theologians and authors have dealt with these ideas and attempted their own explanations. C.S. Lewis is one such great theologian and author to do this! Through his use of reasoning and storytelling, Lewis introduced complex, theological concepts in ways that all of us, even children, can begin to explore and understand in an important way. By examining what Lewis has to say about pain, suffering and grief, we will gain a deeper understanding of concepts and terms like sanctification, heaven and hell, apologetics, and reason and what they have to do with the human condition.

In this C.S. Lewis: Truth and Meaning course, you will join Grayson Carter as he journeys with you through C.S. Lewis’s life and writings so that you may better understand and explain your own faith and belief.

We estimate that this will take you about 23 hours to complete (but not all in one sitting!).

Meet Your Instructors

Grayson Carter

Grayson Carter is associate professor of church history at Fuller Seminary, where he has taught since 2002. Before that, he served as chaplain and tutor for theology at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was a member of the Faculty of Theology at Oxford University, teaching undergraduate and graduate students. He also taught in the Department of Religion at Methodist University in North Carolina. He has written on C.S. Lewis and the First World War, and has lectured and taught courses on Lewis throughout the United States.

He has written on C. S. Lewis and the First World War and served as Founding Editor of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, the only peer-reviewed academic journal in the world focused exclusively on the life and writings of C. S. Lewis.  Currently, he is researching and writing a volume on the “Western Schism”—a major clerical and lay disruption in the Church of England during the early 19th century, and is coediting the diary of an influential Oxford clergymen from the first half of the nineteenth century, which is to be published by the Church of England Record Society.

Carter has served as visiting professor at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, and twice at Nashotah House (Episcopal) Seminary, Wisconsin. He was ordained in the Church of England and has served in various Anglican and Episcopal parishes on both sides of the Atlantic and in the wider Anglican Communion. He is a member of the Ecclesiastical History Society and the Church of England Record Society.

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