CS Lewis 60 years on

With author Alister McGrath
CS Lewis 60 years on

CS Lewis 60 Years On

On Sunday evening 26th November Alister McGrath joined us to unpack the key themes that define Lewis's enduring legacy: hiddenness, faith, myth, imagination, and the problem of evil.

For more than half a century, C. S. Lewis's Narnia series has captured the imagination of millions.

Alister McGrath in his recent book has recounted the unlikely legacy of this Oxford don, who spent his days teaching medieval English Literature and his nights writing a bestselling fantasy series for children.

To write this biography McGrath studied all of Lewis's correspondence and archival materials in chronological order, so as to illuminate afresh this much-loved author's life. Alister challenges some of the previously held beliefs about the timing of Lewis's shift from atheism to theism and Christianity. Alister shines a light on someone who was a deeply original thinker and became an inspiring, though reluctant, prophet for our times.

The special evening service was recorded and this can be viewed online.  Do find time to watch and listen to what Alister has to share.

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CS Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis, FBA (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer, literary scholar, and Anglican lay theologian.

He held academic positions in English literature at both Magdalen College, Oxford (1925–1954), and Magdalene College, Cambridge (1954–1963).

He is best known as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, but he is also noted for his other works of fiction, such as The Screwtape Letters and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, including Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.