The Deeper Magic: An Introduction to C.S. Lewis

Few authors over the past century have done more than C. S. Lewis to support countless Christian believers in coming to a deeper understanding of their faith. Combining philosophical acuity with creative imagination and literary skill, Lewis had a remarkable talent for explaining Christianity in clear and compelling arguments and for depicting it in story.

This course provides an introduction to his thought through careful study of both his fiction (such as The Chronicles of Narnia or The Screwtape Letters) and non-fiction (Mere Christianity or The Weight of Glory). Topics to be addressed include reasons for belief, the Christian story, the Christian life, sin and temptation, and Christian love. Participants have the option of joining only the weekly webinars, gaining access to additional lecture material as auditors, or enrolling in the full course for 3 hours of academic credit.

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Starting October 30, 2020

This 8-week course will run Friday nights, 6:30 – 7:30 pm (eastern) through December 20.

Course Cost

  • For Credit: $490/credit-hour
  • Audit: $150/course
  • Webinar: Free access to live-sessions


For Credit Audit Webinar
Cost $490/Credit Hour $150/Course Free
View Live or On-Demand Yes Yes Yes
Readings Access Yes Yes Yes
Moodle Access (Online Learning Platform) Yes Yes No
Transcript Available Yes Yes No
Graded Assignments Required Yes No No
Counts toward Degree Requirements Yes No No

Meet the Professor

Recently named Visiting Professor for American Enterprise Institute’s Initiative on Faith & Public Life, Dr. Peter Meilaender serves as Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science. He is the author of numerous articles published in The Cresset.

Peter Meilaender

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