Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dr. Louis Markos Talks About the Seven Virtues At C.S. Lewis Gathering

HAVE BEEN READING LOUIS MARKOS' TOTALLY ENGROSSING BOOK, ON THE SHOULDERS OF HOBBITS---the Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis. So taken with this important work on these famous classics by Tolkien and Lewis that I'm posting a recent Markos lecture from the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute last year.  If you take time to listen,  you'll get a wonderful, personal refresher course in the classical, cardinal virtues---courage  (or fortitude), self-control (temperance), wisdom (or prudence) and justice plus the three special virtues of faith, hope and love found only in the special revelation of the New Testament. These seven virtues have often been replaced, or lost, by a false sense of  'virtue' so rampant in society today such as egalitarianism, feminism and environmentalism.

Through the iconic works of J. R. R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis we can be reintroduced to classic virtues both good and bad. Professor Markos shows the reader and student how powerful stories and their characters set as teachers and examples of what to be and not to be in real life.

More about Markos.

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