A Guided Tour of Narnia
Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29, 2016
Led by Rev. Dr. Robert MacSwain
“The Chronicles of Narnia” by C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) have delighted millions of children and adults, both religious and non-religious, since their publication in the middle of the 20th century. They have been adapted for stage and screen, and their characters have even appeared upon British postage stamps. For many readers, they are stories familiar since childhood. However, recent studies by Laura Miller, Michael Ward, and Rowan Williams have cast fresh light on these beloved tales, opening new depths and raising challenging questions about their enduring legacy. This retreat will offer a “guided tour” of Narnia for 21st-century readers, questioning some common assumptions and showing that the magical land still has much to offer those who wish to visit it, either for the first time or on a repeated journey.
The Rev. Dr. Robert MacSwain is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of several books, including The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
Cost: $350, deposit: $80