A Journey Beyond Prejudice

Monday 25 November
EastSide Visitor Centre



This talk begins with Lewis’s own comment that his friendship with Tolkien challenged two of his learned prejudices, firstly against ‘papists’ and secondly against philologists. (The latter was not totally serious!) After looking at Lewis’s family background in early 20th century Belfast and the attitudes of that era, Lewis expert Rev. Mercia Flanagan will consider how Lewis’s later Christianity was broadened by his friendship with Tolkien.