Professor to Speak on C.S. Lewis Feb. 4

Jan. 28, 2000

Dr. David Lyle Jeffrey, professor emeritus of English at the University of Ottawa, will deliver a public lecture on C.S. Lewis at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in Bennett Auditorium on the Baylor University campus. Jeffrey's lecture, "The Bible According to C.S. Lewis," is free and open to the public.

Jeffrey received his bachelor's degree from Wheaton College and earned his master's degree and doctorate from Princeton University. He has served as chair of the department of English at the University of Victoria and the University of Ottawa, and also has taught at the Universities of Rochester, Hull in the United Kingdom, Notre Dame and Peking College.

A noted author, Jeffrey is general editor, author or co-author of A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature; Modern Fiction and the Rebirth of Theology; By Things Seen: Reference and Recognition in Medieval Thought; English Spirituality in the Age of Wesley; and People of the Book: Christian Identity and Literary Culture.

One of the 20th century's foremost writers, the late C.S. Lewis was the author of The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, The Great Divorce and The Narnia Chronicles, among others.

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