An Inkling of Christian Thought

What do Narnia and Middle-Earth have to do with Christianity?

SUDBURY, ON, NOVEMBER 29, 2012 – – The Church of the Epiphany is pleased to announce the inaugural Rector’s Advent Lecture Series – 2012: An Inkling of Christian Thought. Two Sudbury university faculty members will explore Christian themes that pervade the vivid fantasy worlds of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. On Wednesday, December 5, Dr. Pierre Zundel presents Signs, Lions and Witches – A magical evening in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia. On Wednesday, December 12, just in time to gear up for the cinematic release of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, The Rev. Dr. Tim Perry presents Rings, Dragons and Hobbits – A magical evening in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. Both free lectures begin at 7:00 PM in the church (85 Larch St. in downtown Sudbury). All are welcome to attend.

Dr. Pierre Zundel is the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sudbury ( An innovative educator and a connoisseur of all things C.S. Lewis, Dr. Zundel taught a course on C.S. Lewis’ fiction and science fiction writings for the Thorneloe College School of Theology in July 2012.

The Rev. Dr. Tim Perry is the Rector of Church of the Epiphany ( and a film buff. Dr. Perry is an instructor for the Thorneloe College School of Theology and Laurentian University’s Joint Department of Religious Studies, and the author of several books, most recently co-authoring “The Blessed Virgin Mary” to be released in early 2013.

The Church of the Epiphany is an Anglican church in downtown Sudbury, and a parish of the Anglican Diocese of Algoma. With a growing congregation of over 200 families, Church of the Epiphany has been an iconic presence in Sudbury’s downtown core for over 100 years, and hosts the Out-of-the-Cold dinners throughout the colder months. Epiphany is also a favourite venue for musical performances, including the Kiwanis Music Festival, Bel Canto choir, Cambrian College Music Department, and many more.

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