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A series of CS Lewis Festival’s lecture archives featuring some of the finest and most respected authors, lecturers, and scholars in the world…. on C. S. Lewis. The first series we are visiting is the 2016 Festival, with its theme ‘The Surprising Imagination of CS Lewis’. Featured speakers include Dr. Jerry Root, a popular author, professor, and Lewis and Tolkien scholar at Wheaton College, Mark Neal, Lewis author and digital marketer, and Dr. Phil Jamieson, teacher-lecturer-and minister.
7 Episodes
The C. S. Lewis Festival Scholar Series presents a special episode in honor of Walter Hooper,  renowned Lewis scholar and C.S. Lewis’ private secretary and literary trustee.  Walter shares personal and intimate stories of his time with Jack Lewis and Lewis’s circle of remarkable friends including JRR Tolkien from the 2009 C.S. Lewis Festival in Petoskey, MI. (
In the last episode of Season 1, David Crouse interviews Jerry Root. The interview covers his conversion, his introduction to C.S. Lewis, and the inspiration behind his numorous books on Lewis. The interview was conducted over Zoom and a video recording can be found at this link:,Enjoy! See you next season. To Narnia and The North!
Today’s podcast continues to delve into the surprising imagination of C. S. Lewis with Dr. Phil Jamieson, teacher-lecturer-and minister.  As a professor he taught a seminary class and became concerned when he realized many of his students had never read fiction. Phil was concerned they would lose their wonder of scripture so he decided to teach a class on Lewis that addressed this issue which is the basis of his talk .
In this episode, Dr. Jerry Root continues to delve into the surprising imagination of Lewis. That imagination produced poetry, literary criticism, mythopia, apologetics, science fiction, and fairy tale. 
Today on the Lewis Festical Scholar Series, Mark Neal takes an intriguing look into how you define imagination. C. S. Lewis had a very nuanced understanding of imagination and Mark looks at four of the types Lewis identified.
Our premier episode is The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis with renowned Lewis Scholar and professor Dr. Jerry Root. Dr. Root dives deep into the fascinating subject of Lewis’s extraordinary ability to create imaginative imagery. 
We’re excited to announce the premiere of the Lewis Festival Scholar Series! Join us every week beginning September 25th at noon for the release of this newly edited podcast series! 
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