C. S. Lewis and Liberty


This conference examined the work of C. S. Lewis on science, technology, religion, and literature, using selections from both his fiction and nonfiction writings. Lewis cautioned against reductionism in science and social thought, arguing that it ultimately led to the oppression of humanity under the unchecked power of the state and the tyranny of experts.


Conference Readings

Lewis, C. S. The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1964.

Lewis, C. S. The Abolition of Man. New York: Macmillan, 1947.

Lewis, C. S. Out of the Silent Planet. New York: Scribner, 2003 [1938].

Lewis, C. S. English Literature in the Sixteenth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1954.

Lewis, C. S. Present Concerns: A Compelling Collection of Timely, Journalistic Essays. Orlando: Harcourt, 1986.

Lewis, C. S. God in the Dock. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1970.

Lewis, C. S. Miracles. New York: HarperCollins, 2001 [1947].

Lewis, C. S. The World's Last Night. Orlando: Harcourt, 1952.

Lewis, C. S. That Hideous Strength. New York: Scribner, 1996 [1945].