Time Well Spent on the Web

CupidAndPsyche.jpgHere is a lecture given by Dr. Peter Kreeft of Boston College on C. S. Lewis’ beautiful and obscure Till We Have Faces.  Having devoured the book with delight and awe, I still found myself trying to wrap my mind around some of the weightier concepts of this masterful re-telling of the Cupid and Psyche myth.  Lewis explores some of the deepest–and darkest–elements of the human soul, and in this talk Dr. Kreeft examines the mysteries without over-simplifying the very complex issues the book addresses.  An excellent follow-up to the book itself (Lewis actually cautioned against searching for deeper meaning until the tale had been told), it came very highly recommended to me, and with good reason.  This lecture is one of a four-part series on the writings of C. S. Lewis, including Mere Christianity, The Problem of Pain, and A Grief Observed.

 

castlehowrd.jpgAnyone interested in Brideshead Revisited will doubtless enjoy this on-line companion to both the English and American versions.  I have found it helpful even after reading the book to shed a little more light on certain passages.  It is arranged in a chapter format so it is easy to find what you’re looking for.  There is also information on the film, which many consider to be the best adaptation of a book ever made.  (I am inclined to agree.)