Dr. Jerry Root: C.S. Lewis & Animals Part 2 of 4

4 years ago by hsus

In this series, three modern-day faith leaders discuss three historical figures whose contributions to animal welfare stemmed directly from their religious convictions.

C.S. Lewis is discussed by Dr. Jerry Root, Associate Professor at Wheaton College; Director of the Wheaton Evangelism Initiative; Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism and C. S. Lewis Scholar. Lewis was a 20th century academic and the author of several popular books, including the beloved Narnia series of children’s stories. Root says that “God makes us with a purpose and one of those great purposes is that we take care of the world that’s before us and be concerned for the animals. Lewis is very explicit about that.”