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In Pursuit of Truth: The Journal of the C.S. Lewis Foundation

August 22nd, 2007 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

As they penned the books that form our name here at Mere Orthodoxy, we’re pretty interested in all things C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton.  I’m enthralled by the new journal of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, which owns the Kilns and puts on the program “Oxbridge” every few years.  The articles it has up now look excellent and it will be updated monthly.  From the “About” page of the journal:

Inspired by the life and legacy of C.S. Lewis, the C.S. Lewis Foundation is dedicated to advancing the renewal of Christian scholarship and artistic expression throughout the mainstream of our colleges and universities, and by extension, the culture at large. In this spirit, the Foundation offers this online, peer-reviewed journal to stimulate discussion concerning the relationship of Christianity to the academy and the arts. Following the lead of Lewis as expressed in his classic book Mere Christianity, the Foundation and its journal are pleased to be a meeting ground that celebrates the core commitment to Jesus Christ that is common to all Christians of historic faith. The Foundation hopes that these articles will provoke intellectually engaging and responsible dialogue and insight concerning the moral, social, intellectual, and spiritual issues confronting thoughtful persons of goodwill around the world.

Indeed.  I will say that it is purely coincidental that this month they are featuring an article entitled, “Externality in Lewis, Tolkien and Chesterton” by a Matthew Lee.  It is a different Matthew Lee, who is obviously far more erudite than I.

It is not coincidental, however, that the managing editor of the journal is a friend of mine, which only makes it easier to commend the Journal to you as a place of excellent writing and insightful essays.