The Christian World of the Hobbit

C.S. Lewis Center News

  • October 9, 2014
    Asbury family (especially alums) are invited on once-in-a-lifetime journey that will explore the lives of authors C.S. Lewis (left) and J.R.R. Tolkein.
  • January 19, 2012
    Dr. Devin Brown, an Asbury University English Professor, was recently invited to serve as a judge for Christianity Today's 2012 Book Awards for the second time, helping to choose the best fictional work of the year. Brown previously served as a judge for the 2009 Christianity Today Book Awards. “I am honored and delighted to have been invited, now twice, to be one of the judges,” Brown said. “Honored because being asked to help pick the best of the best is quite humbling, and delighted because, of course, I get to read all the finalist books each year.”
  • December 22, 2011
    The first trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" has just come out and is creating quite a buzz. Although the release is still a year away — part one is scheduled for December 2012, and part two for December 2013 — Hobbit-mania has already begun. Dr. Devin Brown, an Asbury University English Professor, J.R.R. Tolkein expert and author of “The Christian World of ‘The Hobbit’ (Abingdon Press 2012), takes some time to offer us some comments on what the trailer reveals:
  • October 17, 2011
    Asbury University English Professor Devin Brown will show the documentary C. S. Lewis: Why He Matters Today at the C. S. Lewis Festival in Petoskey, Mich., on November 11. He will then deliver the sermon for the Festival's Sunday Service at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on November 13. The 30-minute documentary, which was produced by Asbury students and alumni under the direction of Professor Greg Bandy, looks at Lewis’ efforts to reclaim Christian reason, to rediscover Christian imagination and to restore a Christian vision of humanity. It features interviews with some of today’s most prominent Christian scholars, thinkers and writers including: Chuck Colson, Michael Flaherty, Douglas Gresham, Tim Keller and Eric Metaxas.
  • August 25, 2010
    As Aslan brought Christmas to C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia; Samaritan’s Purse has been making Christmas wishes come true for more than 20 years through Operation Christmas Child. This year Operation Christmas Child is partnering with the upcoming film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which is set for release in December. Through this partnership, Narnia fans will be encouraged to participate in the world’s largest Christmas project by packing shoe box gifts that will make a difference in the lives of needy children.