Andrew Lazo: Seeing “Saint” Lucy
Clarity and Charity in Narnia and Beyond
Fifty years and more after his death, C. S. Lewis continues to speak prophetically, especially to thinking believers. Much of this influence comes from both the central theme of his writings, love, and the dazzlingly clear way he communicated this and many other themes, particularly through perhaps Lewis’s favorite character, Lucy Pevensie. In this one-hour talk, Lewis expert Andrew Lazo will share insights drawn from his recent work on the themes of love and vision in Lewis, and will explore how these themes can set us apart, making us, like Lucy, very practical saints.
Andrew Lazo is an internationally-known speaker and writer specializing on C.S. Lewis and the Inklings. Andrew earned his Masters in Modern British Literature from Rice University where he was a Jacob K. Javits fellow in the Humanities. He is a frequent speaker around the U.S. and U.K. and has written several articles on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. In 2009, Andrew published Mere Christians: Inspiring Encounters with C.S. Lewis. In 2014 he also was honored to transcribe, edit, and publish a previously unknown book of C.S. Lewis,’ “Early Prose Joy,” which was Lewis’s very first spiritual autobiography.
For more than a decade, Andrew has been working on a long-awaited study of Till We Have Faces, making groundbreaking discoveries all along the way. The results of his ongoing research have led him to give talks to the Mythopoeic Society in 2016 as Scholar Guest of Honor; in the summer of 2017, Andrew served as a plenary speaker at the C.S. Lewis Foundation’s Summer Institute in Oxford and Cambridge.
Special thanks to Rockbridge Academy for co-hosting this event.