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C. S. Lewis: De Descriptione Temporum - Dr. Scott Masson (7 of 22)


Video from Dr. Scott Masson


"C.S. Lewis's inaugural lecture as Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University addresses the underlying unity of two periods that had once been seen as fundamentally distinct. Lewis speaks to the change in perspective on that issue, but then moves on to consider the divisions of eras, and what might be most helpful to describe the sorts of changes he sees. In the end, he lands on three main eras: the pre-Christian, the Christian, and the post-Christian. But it is his explanation of the periodization that is most fascinating not only from a literary standpoint, but as a mature reflection on culture and civilization more broadly." from video introduction.


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