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C. S. Lewis: Allegory of the Soul

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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C. S. Lewis: Allegory of the Soul

Wednesday, May 12, Noon–1:30 P.M. Zoom invitations will be emailed to subscribers.


C. S. Lewis was a brilliant writer, scholar, theologian, and philosopher. He is recognized as one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century. “His works do not exist in an abstract realm of pure thought” (William Wordsworth): they are an allegory of the soul. In his final interview in 1963, Lewis said, “Writing comes as a result of a very strong impulse, and when it does come, I for one must get it out.” Deborah D. E. E. P. Mouton, Houston’s poet laureate emeritus, returns to explore the world of C. S. Lewis and to provide a perspective on his thinking from his early to his mature years. She will begin the course on May 5th with The Screwtape Letters (1942), a satirical novel and best seller, followed on May 12th by The Great Divorce (1944), a Christian allegorical tale, and end on May 19th with The Four Loves (1960), an exploration of the nature of love—in Lewis’ words—“to love at all is to be vulnerable.”

May 12: The Great Divorce 

Deborah D. E. E. P. Mouton is an internationally known poet, educator, activist, and author of Newsworthy (Bloomsday Literary, 2019). As the executive director of VIP Arts Houston, she builds bridges that amplify the voices of artists around the nation. Ms. Mouton wrote the libretto for Marian’s Song, a Houston Grand Opera commission, which premiered in March of 2020. The three books for this series will be read in the order mentioned above.

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May 12
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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