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April 16, 2001 - REDLANDS, California - The C.S. Lewis Foundation announces the first in a series of summer academic programs to be held at The Kilns, the former home of the late author and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis, near Oxford, England.
Entitled "Branches To Heaven: The Geniuses of C.S. Lewis," the program is based on the book of the same title written by conference leader Dr. James Como, who will explore the range of Lewis' genius while addressing the surprising reason for his enduring literary and spiritual influence. About Lewis, Dr. Como writes, â€œHe is among the great men of letters in the English-speaking world, not only in this century, but ever.â€
The summer program will offer unique access to Lewisâ€™ home to a small group of participants. Having once fallen into ruin, The Kilns has been beautifully restored by the C.S. Lewis Foundation to become the C.S. Lewis Study Centre, welcoming scholars from around the world to study the legacy of Lewis. It is here, where Lewis entertained friends, penned a letter to a child, or entered into hearty debate with the likes of J.R.R. Tolkein, that summer program participants will enjoy engaging dialogue and lectures by learned scholars. The one-week program also features individualized tours of the region and culinary excursions to the Orchard Tea Gardens, Blenheim Palace and Studley Priory.
According to C.S. Lewis Foundation President Dr. J. Stanley Mattson, â€œBranches to Heaven will surely relax the spirit, engage the mind, and inspire the soul. It is the definitive experience for Lewis lovers of all ages.â€
"Branches to Heaven" will be held twice during the summer, during the weeks of July 29 to August 4 and August 5 to 11. Registrations are currently being accepted. To receive a brochure and registration form, please contact the C.S. Lewis Foundation by telephone at 1-888-CSLEWIS or email your request to INFO@CSLEWIS.ORG.
The C.S. Lewis Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of C.S. Lewis and to encouraging a renaissance of Christian scholarship and artistic expression in the mainstream of higher education. Among its programs are regular Faculty Forums in the U.S. and triennial C.S. Lewis Summer Institutes at Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England, which bring together leading scholars to address contemporary issues from a Christian perspective. The Foundation is headquartered in Redlands, California, and owns and operates the C.S. Lewis Study Centre at The Kilns.