CS Lewis on Spiritual Formation



By Lyle Dorsett  |  Saturday 13 April 2013

Dr. Lyle Dorsett has been the Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham since 2005, and teaches courses in evangelism, spiritual formation and church history. He also serves as the pastor of Christ the King Anglican Church, a mission oriented church in Birmingham which he founded in 2007 with his wife, Mary Hayes Dorsett. Lyle holds an M.A. in history from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has engaged in Post-Doctoral Studies at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. He has taught history (specializing in urban history) and has served as the director of the Wade Center in Wheaton, Illinois (1983 to 1990). He is the author or editor of twenty books, including biographies of Dwight L. Moody and A. W. Tozer and several works on C.S. Lewis including: Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C.S. Lewis, The Essential C.S. Lewis, and Surprised by Love, a book about Joy Davidman and her marriage to Lewis. His most recent book is Serving God and Country: U.S. Military Chaplains of World War II.  Lyle and his wife, Mary, have two children and four grandchildren.

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