21023
North Carolina
The Life and Works of C. S. Lewis: Inspiration, Belief and the Power of Language
See the world through the eyes of C. S. Lewis as you join experts to view and discuss rare materials, hear a broadcast form his Oxford days and have a virtual visit of his England home.
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DAY
1
Orientation
Montreat, NC
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Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

Afternoon: Arrival at the Assembly Inn, check in between 3 - 5:30 p.m. Pull up to the porch of Assembly Inn to unload, then park your vehicle in any marked spot along the Lake or Assembly Drive. Relax in your room, meet and enjoy fellowship with other participants in the beautiful lobby, or stretch your legs with a walk around the campus.

Dinner: Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. A relaxing treat after your day of travel... enjoy Montreat's dinner buffet... select one of two main entrées (or have both), good-for-you vegetables, a full salad bar, bread, and of course, something for your sweet tooth. Sweet and unsweetened tea, coffee, variety of milk choices, as well as cold or hot water (with tea or hot choc).

Evening: Our opening program/orientation will be at 7 p.m. We'll provide some information about Montreat, go over the schedule, and you'll have an opportunity to meet your instructor for the week. We know you're tired from your travels, so we'll finish up around 8 p.m. with some "get to know you" activities, and then refreshments and fellowship in the lobby.

DAY
2
C.S. Lewis's Early Life, Norse Influences, and Life during WWI and at Oxford Unviersity
Montreat, NC
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Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

Breakfast: (early morning coffee out around 6:30 a.m.) Our breakfast buffet is served from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day? If so, you're in for a treat this week! Breakfast options change daily, incorporating lots of your favorites... biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, grits, hash browns, French toast, pancakes, oatmeal (not the packaged kind either), and lots of others. Standard offerings include fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, granola, baked pastries, orange juice (and another juice option). Fresh coffee or hot tea will start your morning off right!

Morning: During the early morning course, we will explore Lewis’s early life, especially his imaginative life, including the worlds of Boxen and Animal-Land that he and his brother, Warren, invented, mapped, and peopled. We'll have a mid-morning refreshment break and then return to class for the lecture and discussion about the gradual erosion of his Christian faith and his embracing instead of “northernness”—that is, a fascination with Norse mythology.

Lunch: Lunch is served from 12:30 - 1:30 in the Assembly Inn Dining Room

Afternoon: Afternoon course will trace Lewis's imaginative life during WWI and through his days as an undergraduate and later fellow at Oxford University. 3:30 Walk Around Montreat (guided tour of grounds) or free time

Dinner: Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room

Evening: Evening program, (usually Fun in the Mountains, with Glenn & Evelyn Bannerman... an opportunity to enjoy some of the recreational activities known to the mountain folk) from 7:00 to 8:00 games/cards and tv available in the lobby for fellowship. Perhaps a movie on a big screen, if the group is interested

DAY
3
C.S. Lewis's Christian Conversion, Life in the 30s and 40s, and Writing the Chronicles of Narnia; Optional Hike
Montreat, NC
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Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

Breakfast: Another great Breakfast buffet, served 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room

Morning: During the morning course, with Don King, we'll have a careful exploration of Lewis's conversion to Christianity and how his imagination played a key role in the process. Mid-morning, we'll have a refreshment break and then return to class for an examination of Lewis's imaginative life through the 1930s and 1940s, noting in particular the important books where we find Lewis's imagination impacting his approach to Christian apologetics, including The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce.

Lunch: Lunch is served from 12:30 - 1:30 in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Ready for something a little different? "Taco Tuesday" gives you the opportunity to build your own tacos, taco salad, burrito, or whatever creative combination of Mexican fare you choose! Chips, melted cheese, and salsa (along with jalapeños if you so desire) top it all off. A complete salad bar is available, so don't worry if "Mexican food" is not your favorite. Be sure to save room for some cobbler and ice cream.

Afternoon: During our afternoon course, we will focus upon Lewis's later imaginative writings, especially The Chronicles of Narnia. 3:30 Optional hike in the mountains Free Time

Dinner: Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Typically our "holiday dinner." Fresh baked ham and turkey with dressing and all the trimmings. All the warmth of a great holiday meal, but no dishes to do or relatives to worry about!

Evening: 7:00 - 8:00 evening program: Evening programs are typically a fun event -- a dance, a concert, or a storyteller games/cards/tv available in lobby for fellowship and optional movie on big screen.

DAY
4
The Influence of Joy Davidson on C.S. Lewis, Afternoon Free Time, and a Virtual Exploration of Lewis's home in Oxford, England
Montreat, NC
B,L,D
Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Do you like sausage links or patties the best?

Morning: During the early morning course, with Don King, we will consider how Till We Have Faces and The Four Loves may have been influenced by his great love, Joy Davidman. We'll have a mid-morning refreshment break and then return to class. In part, we will examine some of Joy's letters written during this time that reveals Lewis’s daily writing schedule and other related matters.

Lunch: Lunch is served from 12:30 - 1:30 in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Our deli meat lunch lets you select your favorite sliced meat, cheeses and breads to create the sandwich of your choosing. Lettuce, tomato, and your favorite condiments available. How about some potato salad or macaroni salad (or maybe even some homemade soup) to go with it?

Afternoon: Free time to explore the area!

Dinner: Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room

Evening: Evening course offers a "vrtual exploration" of Lewis's home--The Kilns--in Oxford, England.

DAY
5
Discussion of a BBC Radio Broadcast by Lewis during WWII
Montreat, NC
B,L,D
Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast is served from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Have you tried Ronny's biscuits and gravy yet? If not, you're missing out!

Morning: During the early morning courses, with Don King, we will hear and discuss a rare broadcast of one of Lewis's talks on BBC radio during World War II, when he was at Oxford, including materials that later appear in his book on theology, Mere Christianity, considered a classic of Christian apologetics. Mid-morning, we'll have a break with some refreshments and fellowship.

Lunch: Lunch is served from 12:30 - 1:30 in the Assembly Inn Dining Room

Afternoon: Afternoon course continues our discussion of C S Lewis. 3:30 - 5:30 free time

Dinner: Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room

Evening: 7:00 - 8:00 evening program (probably a concert) games/cards/tv in lobby for fellowship (no movie tonight).

DAY
6
Discussion of Lewis's Legacy, Lunch and Departures
Montreat, NC
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Breakfast: Breakfast, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Your last chance to have Ronny's biscuits and gravy... if you're just now trying it, you'll wish you'd been enjoying it all week.

Morning: During our final morning courses, will offer an overview and wrap up of the implications of Lewis’s imagination on his work as a Christian apologist. We will conclude by considering what might be Lewis’s “legacy” as a writer in the future. For instance, we will consider the questions: “Which of Lewis’s books will people probably still be reading a hundred years from now in 2113? Why? We'll have a mid-morning refreshment break and opportunity to check out of your room (checkout required by 11 a.m.). Our closing program will be held 12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch: Lunch is served from 12:30 - 1:30 in the Assembly Inn Dining Room (Box lunches will be available for those who cannot stay through lunch)






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