David Downing

David Downing is the R. W. Schlosser Professor of English at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. He has written several books on C. S. Lewis including Into the Region of Awe: Mysticism in C. S. Lewis (InterVarsity Press, 2005), The Most Reluctant Convert: C. S. Lewis's Journey to Faith (InterVarsity Press, 2002), and Planets in Peril: A Critical Study of C. S. Lewis's Ransom Trilogy (University of Massachusetts, 1992). He is also the editor of the recent Wade Annotated Edition of C. S. Lewis's The Pilgrim's Regress (Eerdmans, 2014).


Volume 126

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Guests on Volume 126: James W. Skillen, on how all human cultural activity, including politics, should be understood in the context of God’s good purposes for Creation; Christian Smith, on how American sociology is not (as is claimed) a disinterested scientific endeavor but the pursuit of a sacred project driven by sacred commitments; B. W. Powe, on the unique “apocalyptic” insights of Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye; David Downing, on C. S. Lewis’s The Pilgrim’s Regress; Roger Scruton, on the inability for materialism to give a satisfactory account of our experience of the material world; and Jonathan Arnold, on the curious place of sacred music in a secular society.