Jerry Root, is the Christopher W. Mitchell Senior Fellow for C.S. Lewis Studies at the C.S. Lewis Institute; Emeritus Professor of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and a visiting Professor at Biola University. He received his Ph.D. from the Open University through the Oxford Centre for Missions Studies. Jerry has nine published books, as well as numerous articles and publications about C. S. Lewis and evangelism in other books, journals, and periodicals, as well as read numerous academic papers at various academic venues. Recently, he published, Splendour in the Dark, a book about C. S. Lewis’s narrative poem Dymer (the book also includes Lewis’s 100-page poem). Jerry has lectured on Lewis topics at 79 Universities in 19 different countries.
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What do you do with a Christian who is a chump and with a non-Christian who is nice?
"When I was telling the story, the lady was not comparing herself to the chumps,...Read More
Some Causes for Humility
"An honest assessment of God may because one to be Humble because God prefers a...Read More
If the great sin is to live in neglect of the love of God, how do we grow in the love of God?
"When God makes you His purpose precedes your making that is function precedes essences," says...Read More
Three Possible Benefits of Criticism
Jerry Root explains how criticism can contribute to godly humility when handled wisely.
Notes on Evelyn Underhill and Rudolph Otto
"All religions have misfits according to Evelyn Underhill. but Christianity has a big difference," says...Read More
The Screwtape Letters: Background
C.S. Lewis came up with the idea for The Screwtape Letters as he was leaving...Read More
C. S. Lewis’s Concept of Hell
If our religion is something objective, then we must never avert our eyes from those...Read More
Akrasia, or “The Lust of Deceit”
Akrasia defined: ―Without mastery. The idea contained in the concept of akrasia is the tendancy...Read More
Sins of the Flesh
Separate his sexuality from all that might humanize it. To humanize desire is not to...Read More