Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Born to be wild: Christians should be ‘good, not tame’

"Christians should not be tame, but good", said Dr. Ralph Wood, professor of theology and literature.

Tuesday at the fourth annual Drumwright Family Lecture, the Alexander reading room was full as faculty, staff and students came to hear Wood speak.

Wood has studied the works and life of C.S. Lewis for a vast majority of his life, and he said he came to the conclusion that Christians are called to be good but not tame through theosis. Theosis is the idea that people are here on this earth to be a part of God’s bigger plan.

Dr. Ralph Wood speaks on the topic of "C.S. Lewis on Theosis: Why Christian are not meant to be tame be good", on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in the Alexander Reading Room. Travis Taylor | Lariat Photo Editor“C.S. Lewis has influenced more thoughtful people than anyone else in the late 19th and early 20th century,” Wood said.

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