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C.S. Lewis, Narnia, and the Planets

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CONWAY, Ark. (January 28, 2014) – C.S. Lewis scholar Dr. Michael Ward will present “The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God: C.S. Lewis, Narnia, and the Planets,” a lecture on the previously undiscovered structure in C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia on Monday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. in Greene Chapel as part of the College’s weekly chapel service and will answer questions following the service.

The lecture, sponsored by the Hendrix College Department of Art, is free and open to the public. There will be a book signing and reception immediately following the program. For more information, contact Hendrix art professor Dr. Rod Miller at 501-450-1423 or

Dr. Ward is Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. He is the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis.  He studied English at Oxford, theology at Cambridge, and has a doctorate in divinity from the University of St. Andrews.  For three years, he lived in C.S. Lewis's Oxford home, The Kilns, as resident warden and curator. In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of Lewis's death, he unveiled a memorial to him in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. He presented the BBC television documentary The Narnia Code in 2009, though his chief claim to fame is that he handed a pair of x-ray spectacles to 007 in the James Bond film The World is Not Enough.

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