C.S. Lewis: An Apologist For Education

  • C.S. Lewis: An Apologist For Education

C.S. Lewis: An Apologist For Education


  • Our second book in the Giants in the History of Education series

    C.S. Lewis is widely recognized as one of the great apologists and writers of the twentieth century. He is known for remarkable books such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain, and also wrote two fiction series that have enjoyed an enduring popularity: The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy.

    In addition to all this, Lewis was a prescient observer of education and a thoughtful critic of modern educational theory and practice. In this brief book, Lewis scholar Dr. Louis Markos surveys Lewis’s thought on education, as represented in books such as The Abolition of Man, An Experiment in Criticism, The Discarded Image, Collected Letters, and numerous other essays and publications. What emerges is a timely call to renew a radical liberal arts education that assumes a meaningful, purposeful cosmos and that will awaken students “from the slumber of cold vulgarity” and cultivate their affections for truth, goodness, and beauty.

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    ISBN: 9781600512629

    Pages: 72

    Dimensions: 5.5in x 8.5in

  • Louis Markos PhD, Author

    Louis Markos PhD

    Louis Markos (PhD, University of Michigan), Professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. He speaks widely on ancient Greece and Rome, Lewis and Tolkien, and apologetics and classical education. His 18 books include From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics, On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis, Apologetics for the 21st Century, Worldview Guides to the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid, and two children’s novels, The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy, in which his kids become part of Greek mythology and the epics of Homer.