The C.S. Lewis Foundation Faculty Forum is dedicated to networking and supporting Christian faculty and administrators in advancing the renewal of Christian thought and creative expression throughout the world of learning. The Christian faith at one time constituted the over-arching paradigm that inspired and shaped the intellectual and aesthetic work of countless scholars and artists. The momentum it generated throughout western culture and beyond contributed vitally, not only to the formation of the culture at large, but also to the development of the modern university itself. In stark contrast, all traces of this once vibrant intellectual and imaginative tradition have, within the last century, virtually disappeared from the academic landscape of mainstream higher education. Christianity's cogent and redemptive perspective on life and thought now finds few defenders, let alone dynamic proponents, within the ranks of today's teaching and research faculty.