07 August 2014

C.S. Lewis and Imagination

On November 21, 2013, a special event was held at Westminster Abbey in London for C.S. Lewis, to commemorate the dedication of him in Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey. This is the video of the talk given by Malcolm Guite.

Listen and learn more about truth and beauty through imaginative fiction. And how the imagination is deeply important in expanding our knowledge of truth and gaining wisdom through the words and deeds of Christ.  Malcolm Guite is a leading expert on C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, the Inklings, and many of my favourite English poets. I am always scouring the internet for talks given by Malcolm.

My imagination was in a sense baptized. The rest of me took a bit longer. (C.S. Lewis in Surprised by Joy)

The truth of imagination is part of the message in his writings. He uses reason but pairs it with the imagination to help explore those sometimes difficult concepts. Lewis' writings are a shaft of light in this dark world, and Malcolm Guite brings the depths of the meanings to light in such an enjoyable way. Direct your attention to your imagination.

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