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From - Taylor University, integrating faith and learning


This year has been a busy one for the Center. We have hosted events called Friday Tea at 4. For an hour each week, students, faculty, staff and community members have gathered for tea, British biscuits and, as Director Dr. Joe Ricke says, "an informal time to fellowship and to exchange words and ideas, in the spirit of the Inklings."

With 20-25 in attendance each week, discussions have ranged from lighthearted to serious to spirited on the topics like Eustace Scrubb's role in Narnia, the Christian elements in The Hobbit, Lewis's The Problem of Pain and A Grief Observed, and Lewis and Tolkien's experiences with WWI and their war poetry. 

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HOLD THE DATE: Here at Taylor, the 11th Frances W. Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends will be May 31-June 3, 2018!  See the Call for Papers on our Facebook page. 

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During the summer of 2016, director of the Center, Dr. Joe Ricke and two Taylor students, Abby Palmisano and Blair Hedges, worked in our collection. Their excellent work will make our collection more accessible to scholars and students alike.

A bibliography of our George MacDonald works is scheduled to be published in North Wind, A Journal of George MacDonald Studies, in 2017. 

The blog of their summer findings is titled Suprised by Books.