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The Lewis Legacy-Issue 75, Winter 1998
News and Views
By: Kathryn Lindskoog
The C. S. Lewis Foundation for Truth in Publishing
January 1, 1998

George Ralph, Lewis lover and Legacy subscriber, has died prematurely and unexpectedly. He will be sorely missed by many at Hope College in Holland MI, where he was a beloved professor of drama.

On 29 September 1997 Martin Marty received a National Humanities Award from President Clinton, who said that no one has done more than Marty to explore the nation's spirituality, its faith, and the role of religion in the nation's life.

Queen Elizabeth II's 1998 New Year Honors list included renowned science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. (His correspondence with Lewis is in the Bodleian.)

A Wheaton College theology conference, "Returning Theology to the Masses, A Reappraisal of C. S. Lewis," will take place 16-18 April 1998. Speakers will include Charles Colson, Gilbert Meilaender, Mark Noll, and James I. Packer.

Stanley Mattson's "Centennial Celebration of the Life and Legacy of C. S. Lewis, Loose in the Fire," taking place from 19 July to 1 August 1998, features Walter Hooper, Douglas Gresham, and a very impressive array of speakers. Call 1-888-CSLEWIS.

The New York C. S. Lewis Society's "C. S. Lewis Centenary Celebration" will take place 14-16 August 1998, featuring Walter Hooper.

Reverend Perry Bramlett, founder of "C. S. Lewis for the Local Church," will lead a tour of C. S. Lewis's England from 28 September to 8 October, 1998. For a brochure and information contact Smith & Helwys Travel by e-mail at shtravel@mindspring.com, call 1-888-220-9022 toll free, or write to 126 Heathwood Drive, Macon GA 31206. Bramlett's guidebook to C. S. Lewis's England is scheduled for summer release.