C.S. Lewis is considered by many as one of the great thinkers and apologists of the twentieth century. His writings have touched and encouraged millions of individuals over the last seven decades. Lewis’s writings cover a wide range of topics but at his core he was a teacher. Even in his children’s literature, readers can clearly perceive that Lewis was always concerned with human growth and flourishing. He was concerned with how people learn and what inspires them to pursue a clear knowledge of God in the world they live. Today’s culture is marked with a loss of true education. Each generation becomes less connected with its history and is steadily sliding into moral bankruptcy. As readers reflect upon the writings of C.S. Lewis, one is struck by his vision of what it means to be a true learner, as well as his clear perspective on what education is meant to be. It is Lewis’s vision of learning and the nature of the learner that offers one of the best critiques to the modern educational culture, as well as, one of the clearest paths to developing a strong philosophy of learning.
"Learning in the Shadowlands: The Educational Vision of C.S. Lewis,"
Inklings Forever: Published Colloquium Proceedings 1997-2016: Vol. 7
, Article 8.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/inklings_forever/vol7/iss1/8