Pat Hargis

Professor Emeritus

Pat A. Hargis, Emeritus Professor of Writing and Literature, began teaching at Judson in 1987. He is a 1977 alumnus of Judson in Human Relations (Psychology). He has also done graduate work at Illinois State University, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, The University of Virginia, and Northern Illinois University, receiving MAs from Northern Seminary (Theological Studies) and Virginia (Religion and Literature).

Previous work includes two years as a youth pastor and three years as archivist at the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College. Prof. Hargis’s family consists of his wife, Jill (Goodin) Hargis, and their two children, Katie and Jeremiah. As of Fall 2018, Pat is serving Judson as Writing Center Coordinator. Pat is also a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, serving regularly in his church praise bands for many years. His ongoing project, ”Memories of Jesus,” is a song cycle which includes settings of many events from the gospels, as well as worship songs. He is always looking for churches, coffee houses, and other venues at which to present this song cycle either as a concert or workshop/retreat event. Contact him at [email protected] for more information.

  • M.A., Theological Studies, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Religion and Literature, University of Virginia
  • B.A., Judson College

Christianity and Literature; Medieval Literature and Thought; Modern Poetry; C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and other Christian Romancers; Composition; Christian Theology; Christian Spirituality; Songwriting.

“Integrating Evangelism and the Teaching of the Liberal Arts.” In Evangelism and the Christian College. Ed. Joel D. Heck and John Paul Vincent. Mequon, WI: Evangelism, 1994.

”A Wintery Journey.” Review of The Wizard’s Tide by Frederick Buechner (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1990). Christianity Today 10 September 1990: 45.

Review of The C.S. Lewis Hoax by Kathryn Lindskoog (Portland, OR: Multnomah Press, 1988). Christian Scholar’s Review 19, 3 (March 1990): 311-313.

”Celebration of Joy.” Review of G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis: The Riddle of Joy edited by Michael H. Macdonald and Andrew A. Tadie (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1989). Christianity Today 23 April 1989: 56-57.

”Poet in the Wilderness: The Christian Mind of T.S. Eliot.” Touchstone 3, 2 (Spring-Summer 1989): 24-28.

”C.S. Lewis as Father and Friend.” Review of Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis by Douglas Gresham (New York: Macmillan, 1988) and Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Times by George Sayer (San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988). Christianity Today 21 October 1988: 54-55.

”The Poet as Prophet.” Review of T.S. Eliot: The Philosopher Poet by Alzina Stone Dale (Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers, 1988). Christianity Today 16 September 1988: 52-53.

Review of The Art of G.K. Chesterton by Alzina Stone Dale (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1985). Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review, VIII (1987): 107-108.

Review of The Magdalen Metaphysicals: Idealism and Orthodoxy in Oxford, 1900-1945 by James Patrick (Atlanta, GA: Mercer University Press, 1985). Fides et Historia, XIX, 1 (February 1987): 99-100.

Review of ”C.S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands,” a film produced by the BBC. Christianity Today 11 July 1986: 48-49. ”The Rocker’s Progress.” Christianity Today 3 November 1978: 32-37.

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