C.S. Lewis Resources Compiled by Mike Perry

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 72, Spring 1997 The C.S. Lewis Foundation for Truth in Publishing

Bodleian Library

Ph: 01865 277175 Fax: 01865-277187 E-mail: Western Manuscripts Oxford University Broad Street Oxford OX1 3BG England

Has an extensive collection of Lewis manuscripts along with copies of those at the Marion E. Wade Center. Access to the materials is restricted to serious researchers with a Reader’s Ticket. Contact the library for details.

C. S. Lewis and Public Life Project

Dr. John West, Discovery Institute Phone: 206-287-3144 E-mail: Web: Third Avenue, Suite 3950 Seattle, WA 98101 USA

Holds conferences and publishes study group material examining how the writings of C. S. Lewis can guide Christians in their approach to politics.

C. S. Lewis Centenary Group

Mr James O’Fee, Chairman Tel: 01247473124 11, Raglan Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 3TL, Northern Ireland

Inspired by a Franciscan priest, Fr. Finbarr Flanagan, and meeting since1995, the group will celebrate the centenary of Lewis’s birth in the city of his birth, including a “C. S. Lewis Trail” around the sites of his boyhood. Future plans include a permanent group and centre.

C. S. Lewis Center

Attn: Raymond Tripp St. Mark’s Parish 1405 South Vine Street Denver, CO 80210 USA C. S. Lewis for the Local Church Interstate Ministries Speaker: Rev. Perry C. Bramlett Ph: (503) 897-7457E-mail: 123 Bonner Avenue Louisville KY 40207 USA

A full-time ministry offering seminars and book studies at your church or church retreat including The Chronicles of Narnia for children.

C. S. Lewis Foundation

Dr. J. Stanley Mattson Tel: 909-793-0949 Fax: 909-335-3501 PO Box 8998 Redlands, CA 92375 USA

Founded in 1986, the foundation holds a triennial C. S. Lewis Summer Institute at Oxford and Cambridge. It also owns “The Kilns,” Lewis’s Oxford home.

C. S. Lewis Institute

Attn: Dr. Art Lindsley 4208 Evergreen Lane, Suite 222 Annandale, VA 22003 USA

C. S. Lewis Institute

Prof. Michael Macdonald, European Studies Phone: 206-281-2209 E-mail: Seattle Pacific University 3307 Third Avenue West Seattle, WA 98119-1997 USA

Held every year since 1977, the institute offers courses and public lectures each year along with occasional major conferences (two published as books), films, banquets and study tours. Conferences have been held in partnership with Seattle University (Contact: Andrew Tadie, English Dept.), the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and the Discovery Institute in Seattle (Contact: John West). Contact Prof. Macdonald for details.

C. S. Lewis Reading Group

Contact: Neil Gussman Ph: 717-392-1077E-mail: 115 S. President Ave. Lancaster, PA 17603 USA

Meets bimonthly to discuss the writings of Lewis and kindred spirits. Occasional papers published.

C. S. Lewis Society of Lynchburg Virginia

Attn: Ed Hopkins 1500 Rivermont Avenue Lynchburg, VA 24503 USA

Canadian C. S. Lewis Journal

Attn: Roger Stronstad Western Pentecostal Bible College PO Box 1700 Abbotsford, BC V2S 7E7 Canada

Began in 1979 and now published twice a year, the journal provides delightful reading for fans of Lewis, the Inklings and almost-Inklings such as G. K.Chesterton. Subscription: $12 U. S., $15 Canada, 6 Britain.

Colorado C. S. Lewis Society

Patrick T. Dolan, English Dept. Arapahoe Community College Littleton, CO 80160 USA

Lewis books are read, chapter by chapter, and the meetings are “quick and penetrating” discussions of their significance for today’s society. Attendees range from college age up and from all religious backgrounds.

Curtis Brown Ltd.

Haymarket House, 28/29 Haymarket, London SW14SP England

Agents for Lewis’s literary estate.

Inklings Bookshop

E-mail: RIGHTBKS@INTERLOC.COM Ph: (804) 845-2665 1206 Main St. Lynchburg, VA 24504

A good source for out-of-print and hard-to-find Lewis books.


c/o Frau Irene Oberdofer Wilhelm-Tel-Strasse 3 D-40291 Dusselforf, Germany

Founded in 1983, this international society publishes a book-length annual in German and English (Inklings-Jahrbuch) along with a newsletter (Inklings-Rundbrief). It also maintains a collection of books on the Inklings, Chesterton and George MacDonald that is open to researchers.

Internet Links

Internet: C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Dr. Bruce L. Edwards

Internet: C. S. Lewis Quote of the Week

Internet: Cair Paravel Dedicated to the Chronicles of Narnia.

Internet: Harvest Books and Cyber Cafe online Christian book store featuring works of the late great C.S. Lewis.

Internet: Into the Wardrobe John Visser

Internet: Jack! Douglas Shieh

Internet: Joseph Flynn Books in the works of George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, J.R.R. Tolkien and the Inklings

Internet: Lewis Legacy issues of Lewis Legacy available online.

Internet: “MereLewis” An e-mail discussion group dedicated to the life and works of C.S. Lewis, and open to anyone with an Internete-mail address. To subscribe, send the command: subscribe merelewis First NameLast Name in the body of e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM (Example: subscribe merelewis Jane Doe). For more information, contact (DebraWalheim).

Internet: Study Guide for Mere Christianity Robert Wooldridge E-mail: An online source of review questions for each chapter.

Internet: The C. S. Lewis Page Loren Johnson

Irish Christian Society

Dr. John Gillespe Languages and Literature Ulster University Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Holds a “C. S. Lewis Memorial Lecture” each year in Belfast, Lewis’s birthplace.

The Japan C.S. Lewis Society

Tel: 0423-76-8211 Fax: 0423-76-8219c/o Prof. Kazuo Takeno, Keisen Jogakuen College, 2-10-1, Minamino, Tama-shi, Tokyo 206, JAPAN

Some 30 Lewis’s books have been translated into Japanese and in 1985, a society was begun by those interested in his writings. The society holds workshops and publishes an annual bulletin and books in Japanese including A Reader’s Guide to C.S.Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia.

Tom Key

1287 Lanier Blvd Atlanta, GA 30306

Does one-man shows of Lewis and Screwtape.

Lewis Legacy

Kathryn Lindskoog, Editor Ph: (714) 532-5376 WWW: E. Mayfair Avenue Orange, CA 92667 USA

A quarterly newsletter with news, scholarship and recent discoveries on C. S. Lewis. Special attention to the on-going debate over the authenticity of manuscripts published after Lewis’s death. Published since 1989. Back issues are available from the editor and on the website. $10/year.

Marion E. Wade Center

Ph: (708) 752-5908 Fax: (708) 752-5855 Wheaton College Wheaton, IL 60187 USA

Founded in 1965 by Clyde Kilby, it manages an extensive collection of Lewis manuscripts including copies of those at Bodleian Library. Publishes a journal, Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review.

Mythopoeic Literature Society

Attn: Dr. Kath Filmer-Davies Department of English University of Queensland Brisbane 4072, Australia

Mythopoeic Society PO Box 6707 Altadena CA 91703 USA

Founded in 1967, the society holds annual conferences and specializes in the imaginative writing of Inklings and other fantasy or mythic writers. Membership $5. Lewis-related publications are Mythlore (literary criticism,$15 for four issues) and Mythprint (book reviews and membership news, $7.50for 12 issuess). For reprints including the earlier Mythcon Proceedings and Narnia Conference Proceedings contact: Joan Marie Verba, Email: PO Box 1363, Minnetonka MN 55345.

New York C. S. Lewis Society

c/o Clara Sarrocco 84-23 77th Avenue Glendale, NY 11385-7706 USA

Since 1969, the society has met each month in New York City. Its monthly bulletin, CSL, goes to subscribers around the world (write for a sample). Located in the publishing capital of the U.S., the society has especially good access to talented speakers and writers. All back issues are available in various prices and new members get a complete index. Subscriptions are $10 U.S., $15 foreign.

Oxford University C. S. Lewis Society

Michael Ward c/o Pusey House, St. Giles Oxford OX1 3L2 England

Portland C. S. Lewis Society

Attn: Paul and Connie Blattner 1502 Hesscrean Court Newberg, OR 91732 USA

Rathvinden Ministries

Doug & Merrie Gresham E-mail: Rathvinden House Leighlinbridge County Carlow, Ireland

C. S. Lewis’s younger stepson has a busy and varied ministry. As a part of the Lewis estate, he works to maintain its spiritual aspects. He and his wife have a large Irish country home that hosts training for the International Institute of Pregnancy Loss and Child Abuse Research and Recovery. They also welcome as guests Christian workers who need a restful vacation but have limited financial resources.

Salinas Valley Lewisian

Attn: M. J. Logsdon E-mail: 2294 N. Main St., #48 Salinas, CA 93906 USA

All 13 issues of Salinas Valley Lewisian, are available (U.S. $10, payable to M. J. Logsdon). They include a lengthy and unedited debate between Kathryn Lindskoog and M. J. Logsdon over the Lewis estate and the authorship of some texts.

Southern California C. S. Lewis Society

Contact: Carl Swift Ph:818-355-9129 PO Box 533 Pasadena, CA 91102 USA

Founded in 1974 with a journal (The Lamp-Post) since 1977, the society meets each month at Fuller Theological Seminary. Back issues are $3 each.

Toronto C.S Lewis Society

Attn: George and Margaret McLaughlin Ph: 416 769 4444 E-mail: 103 Gothic Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6P 2V8

Formally begun in 1992 to explore Lewis’s life and work, the society meets five times a year (September to May) and publishes a bulletin, Pilgrimage, three times a year.

Tulsa Area C. S. Lewis Society

Attn: Dr. Doreen Anderson Wood 705 North Lincoln Sand Springs, OK 74063 USA

Understanding C. S. Lewis Workshop

Attn: Dr. Bruce L. Edwards Phone: 419-372-7541 English Dept.,Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 43403 USA

Offers two to three day seminars and workshops on a wide variety of Lewis-related topics especially adapted for audiences such as teachers, church members, pastors, writers and Lewis fans in general. Dr. Edwards also welcomes inquiries from those interested in doing graduate work on Lewis and the Inklings.

Western North Carolina C. S. Lewis Society

Attn: Don King Montreat College, Box 1267 Montreat, NC 28757 USA