Throughout March and April, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. All courses are Thursday mornings at the Friday Center and range from $10-$20. Visit the Friday Center website for more information or to view the entire list of daytime courses.

Course Spotlight: The Inkling Prophet of Oxford: C.S. Lewis Book Club Series

Instructor: Danielle ChristmasSurprised-by-Joy_CS-Lewis_620
Thursdays, March 30, April 13 & 27
10-11:30 am
Fee: $20




The imaginative fictions and compelling apologist writings of Clive Staples Lewis have captivated generations of readers. What is it about this self-described “very ordinary layman of the Church of England” that has inspired such a following across age groups, continents, and decades? What sort of mind can invent a children’s paradise like Narnia one day, and move a group of skeptics to Christian belief the next? This course will grapple with these and other questions as participants examine the social and historical context of several of Lewis’ short works including:

  • Session One: Mere Christianity
  • Session Two: The Screwtape Letters
  • Session Three: Perelandra

If you enjoy book clubs, are willing to enthusiastically participate in discussion, and are eager to dig deeper into C.S. Lewis’ writings, this course is for you. Participants should (re)read the text ahead of each session and bring a copy of the book to class.

Danielle Christmas is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. While she primarily works on contemporary African-American and Jewish-American fiction and film, her own conversion story led her to the oeuvre and legacy of C.S. Lewis and has resulted in a lasting personal and professional interest.

See the full list of Spring Daytime Enrichment Courses