"'Closer to the Spirit of Christ' - An Introduction to George MacDonald": A Webinar with Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson

  • March 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Pacific Standard Time

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"'Closer to the Spirit of Christ' - An Introduction to George MacDonald, the author C.S. Lewis called 'My Master'": A Webinar with Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson

We invite you to join us for a C.S. Lewis College and C.S. Lewis Foundation webinar featuring George MacDonald scholar Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson.   

The webinar will feature a presentation and an interview with Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, along with a Q&A session with questions from our audience.

This is a virtual event using Zoom. Upon registering, you will receive an email receipt and a Zoom link for the webinar from SimpleTix. Please check your spam/junk email folder if you don't receive it shortly after registration. We will also send an email regarding optional discussion groups from Steven Elmore at the C.S. Lewis Foundation.


About this webinar

"I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master; indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him. But it has not seemed to me that those who have received my books kindly take even now sufficient notice of the affiliation. Honesty drives me to emphasize it." So wrote Lewis about the 19th century Scottish novelist, teacher, and poet George MacDonald. Lewis truly did seem a little frustrated that his readership continued to be so unfamiliar with this author, and throughout his adult life he never stopped recommending MacDonald's books to readers and friends alike. Months before he died, he placed MacDonald's Phantastes at the very top of the list of books which had most shaped his vocational attitude and his philosophy of life. Join us for an introduction to the man Lewis was keen for his readers to know, with MacDonald scholar Dr Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson.


About Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson

Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson is a George MacDonald Scholar based in the Ottawa Valley, Canada. She lectures internationally and publishes widely in books, journals, and online, on topics related to MacDonald; 19th century literature and faith; the Inklings; Faith, Arts, & Imagination; Ecology and Community; etc. She features in the documentary "Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis, and MacDonald," and is guest on numerous podcasts and YouTube videos.

 An alum of Regent College and St Andrew’s 'Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts,' Kirstin directs Windstone Farm Linlathen, a non-profit that seeks to facilitate and cultivate community, through ‘Theology, Ecology, & the Arts.’ Links to her academic work can be found at kirstinjeffreyjohnson.com..

Date & Time

Sat, Mar 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CS Lewis Foundation