C.S. Lewis Lecture features Dr. Roger Lundin

Dr. Roger W. Lundin, a Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois will present " ‘Nimble Believing’: Modern Literature and the Conflict of Interpretations," the 21st annual C.S. Lewis Lecture on Monday, April 7, 7: 30 p.m., in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Collegiate Christian Fellowship will sponsor the The C.S. Lewis Lectureship, which was established in Chattanooga in 1983. It’s goal is to continue and celebrate the Christian and literary legacy of C.S. Lewis, who died in 1963. His writing style varied from literary criticism and theology to children’s literature, science fiction and poetry. Some of his works include Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Lundin has also served as a Visiting Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame in 2000-2001. In 1998, the American Library Association selected his book, Emily Dickinson and The Art of Belief, as an "Outstanding Academic Book" and Books and Culture magazine selected it as "Book of the Year." In 2003, a second edition of this title will be published as well as his new book, Crossing Boundaries: Literature and Theology in the Public Sphere. He has also co-authored such works as The Promise of Hermeneutics (1999), which was a follow-up to the 1985 book, The Responsibility of Hermeneutics. Other co-authored works include The Culture of Interpretation: Christian Faith and the Postmodern World and Literature Through the Eyes of Faith. His academic honors include being named Junior Teacher of the Year at Wheaton in 1984, Senior Teacher of the Year in 1995 and Senior Fellow at the Erasmus Institute at Notre Dame in 1999-2000.

Lundin earned his B.A. in Literature from Wheaton in 1971 and a M.A. in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1974. In 1976 he received his M.A. in English and three years later earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Connecticut. Lundin has served on various advisory boards, including the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College and for Theology Through the Arts at Cambridge University. He also was a member of the editorial advisory board for the Christian Scholar’s Review, and a contributing editor for The Reformed Journal. He is currently teaching Modern European Literature, American Literature: Beginnings to Romanticism, and a Senior Seminar at Wheaton.

For more information, please visit www.lib.utc.edu/cslewis/