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.
Dr. Louis Markos holds a BA in English and History from Colgate University and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Michigan. He is a professor of English and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University, where he teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian poetry and prose, the classics, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and film.