artist Randall M. Hasson
"C.S. Lewis - The Spirit and the Man"
(c)C.S. Lewis Foundation


“You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling,
whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work,
the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet.
That which I greatly feared had at last come upon me.
In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed:
perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.
I did not then see what is now the most shining and obvious thing:
the Divine humility which will accept a convert even on such terms…”

C.S. Lewis – Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life


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The C.S. Lewis Study Center serves as a focal point of Christian hospitality, study, reflection, and learned conversation in New England, welcoming all in the pursuit of Goodness, Truth, and Beauty. We educate, encourage and equip those who desire to thoughtfully and winsomely address issues of faith and culture within their sphere of influence, whether in an educational institution, a place of ministry, a professional setting or the local community.

If you would like to know more about how Lewis came to admit that “God was God” and be inspired in your own journey toward knowing God, we invite you to check out our Media offerings and any of the many Lewis books available online. We also provide several seminar style programs for local churches and community organizations through our Speaker’s Bureau. For more information, email Dr. Scott B. Key at skey@cslsc.org.


“It isn’t Narnia, you know,” sobbed Lucy. “It’s you. We shan’t meet you there.
And how can we live, never meeting you?”

“But you shall meet me, dear one,” said Aslan.
“Are – are you there too, Sir?” said Edmund.
“I am,” said Aslan. “But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name.
This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia,
that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”

C.S. Lewis – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 


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Mary Pomroy Key, Ph.D.
President, C.S. Lewis Study Center – Northfield

Scott B. Key, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Initiatives
C.S. Lewis Study Center – Northfield

Gayne J. Anacker, Ph.D.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
C.S. Lewis Study Center – Northfield

Jim Bishop, J.D.
Board Member
C.S. Lewis Study Center – Northfield