Spotlight from Chronologically Lewis

November 18, 2019. William Stevenson spoke at the second meeting ever of the Oxford Socratic Club. But both his first and last names are common names, appearing nowhere else in Chronologically Lewis, and it is difficult to track down someone named William Stevenson. However, I discovered him listed in the Socratic Digest as the speaker at that second meeting. He is Dr. William Stevenson, and at the time he was the Assistant Director of the Institute of Experimental Psychology in Oxford.

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Clive Staples Lewis, photo by Walter Stoneman 

Edinburgh, March 2, 1956

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Some Biographical Information


Dr. Joel Heck, Concordia University Texas, Austin, Texas, is the author or editor of fourteen books, four of them on C. S. Lewis, including reprints of the Socratic Digest and The Personal Heresy as well as his recently released book mentioned elsewhere on this page. He and his wife Cheryl have three grown children and three grandchildren.