As part of last week’s Community Relations Week, the Centre for Contemporary Christianity hosted a talk by Rev Mercia Malcolm on, ‘A Journey in Reconciliation: An Exploration of the Friendship of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.’ Malcolm repeated her presentation for a selection of MLAs at Stormont later in the week.
Malcolm is the Church of Ireland minister in Carnmoney and a graduate of the Master’s in Reconciliation Studies at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin at Belfast.
Malcolm’s talk was based on research conducted during a sabbatical, which included an extended stay at the C.S. Lewis Study Centre at the Kilns, Oxford, where Lewis lived for much of his adult life.
Alan in Belfast has already ably reviewed much of Malcolm’s talk and posted audio in two parts: the first focusing on Lewis’ early life in Northern Ireland and the second on the influence of Tolkien on Lewis.