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A weekly podcast with Professor Alister McGrath exploring C.S. Lewis’ thought, theology and teaching.

C.S. Lewis is one of the most influential voices in modern Christianity. The 20th Century British writer and lay theologian has profoundly impacted Christians around the world and brought many atheists and agnostics to faith in Jesus.

One person whose faith was greatly encouraged by the writings of C.S. Lewis is Professor Alister McGrath. Both men were raised in Northern Ireland, studied at Oxford University and went on to become professors there. They also both came to faith from atheism slightly later in life. Alister has written numerous books on C.S. Lewis, including a seminal biography C.S. Lewis – A Life.

Every Monday, Ruth Jackson and Professor Alister McGrath will reflect on C.S. Lewis’ ideas, life and influence as well as trying to answer questions that impact culture today.

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A weekly podcast with Professor Alister McGrath exploring C.S. Lewis’ thought, theology and teaching.

C.S. Lewis is one of the most influential voices in modern Christianity. The 20th Century British writer and lay theologian has profoundly impacted Christians around the world and brought many atheists and agnostics to faith in Jesus.

One person whose faith was greatly encouraged by the writings of C.S. Lewis is Professor Alister McGrath. Both men were raised in Northern Ireland, studied at Oxford University and went on to become professors there. They also both came to faith from atheism slightly later in life. Alister has written numerous books on C.S. Lewis, including a seminal biography C.S. Lewis – A Life.

Every Monday, Ruth Jackson and Professor Alister McGrath will reflect on C.S. Lewis’ ideas, life and influence as well as trying to answer questions that impact culture today.

    #71 CS Lewis and the Queen - an interview with Dr Michael Ward

    #71 CS Lewis and the Queen - an interview with Dr Michael Ward

    On Thursday September 8th Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died aged 96. In this special one-off episode about the Queen and CS Lewis, Ruth Jackson speaks to CS Lewis scholar Dr Michael Ward. They discuss Lewis’ thoughts on monarchy, the Queen’s coronation and the kings and queens of Narnia. Watch out for a brutally honest potted history of some of the British monarchs!   





     





    +Hear more from Michael Ward on an earlier episode of the CS Lewis podcast: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/the-cs-lewis-podcast/the-cs-lewis-podcast-30-michael-ward-on-the-abolition-of-man/12313.article





     





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    #70 Miracles in Narnia and Taiwan - David Marshall

    #70 Miracles in Narnia and Taiwan - David Marshall

    In the third part of their discussion David Marshall tells Justin Brierley about his own time as a missionary in China and East Asia and how he found CS Lewis' writing helped his journey there. How does the subject of miracles - the death and resurrection of Alan for instance - get addressed in Narnia?





     





    For 'The Case For Aslan', from Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Aslan-Evidence-Jesus-Narnia/dp/1947929216/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22S25FFJ3PXZR&keywords=the+case+for+aslan&qid=1661214444&sprefix=%2Caps%2C876&sr=8-1





    For 'The Case For Aslan', from Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Case-Aslan-Evidence-Jesus-Narnia/dp/1947929216/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+case+for+aslan&qid=1661214557&sr=8-1





     





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    #69 We need to talk about Susan: David Marshall defends CS Lewis against Pullman and JK Rowling

    #69 We need to talk about Susan: David Marshall defends CS Lewis against Pullman and JK Rowling

    My sister Susan,” answered Peter shortly and gravely, “is no longer a friend of Narnia.”





     





    Philip Pullman and JK Rowling have both criticised the way CS Lewis treated Susan at the end of the Narnia. Author David Marshall defends Lewis' decision not to have Susan enter heaven in the 'The Case for Aslan: Evidence for Jesus in the land of Narnia' and writes his own imagined next steps for Susan in the real world.

     







    For 'The Case For Aslan', from Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Aslan-Evidence-Jesus-Narnia/dp/1947929216/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22S25FFJ3PXZR&keywords=the+case+for+aslan&qid=1661214444&sprefix=%2Caps%2C876&sr=8-1





    For 'The Case For Aslan', from Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Case-Aslan-Evidence-Jesus-Narnia/dp/1947929216/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+case+for+aslan&qid=1661214557&sr=8-1

     







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    • 24 min
    #68 The Case For Aslan: David Marshall on ’Puddleglum’s Wager’

    #68 The Case For Aslan: David Marshall on ’Puddleglum’s Wager’

    'The Case for Aslan: Evidence for Jesus in the land of Narnia' examines how Lewis employed Christian apologetics throughout the fantasy writing of Narnia. Author David Marshall tells Justin Brierley how in The Silver Chair, Puddleglum proves himself to be a wise, if gloomy, thinker.





     








     

    For 'The Case For Aslan', from Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Aslan-Evidence-Jesus-Narnia/dp/1947929216/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22S25FFJ3PXZR&keywords=the+case+for+aslan&qid=1661214444&sprefix=%2Caps%2C876&sr=8-1





    For 'The Case For Aslan', from Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Case-Aslan-Evidence-Jesus-Narnia/dp/1947929216/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+case+for+aslan&qid=1661214557&sr=8-1







     





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    #67 Audience Q&A on vocation, culture and Christian witness

    #67 Audience Q&A on vocation, culture and Christian witness

    Alister McGrath joins Justin Brierley and a panel of Christian thinkers, scientists and church leaders to take audience questions on vocation, culture and Christian witness in this continuation of last week's session, originally recorded live at Unbelievable? the Conference 2022.





     





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    • 38 min
    #66 Speaking the authentic voice of Jesus in arts, science and global culture

    #66 Speaking the authentic voice of Jesus in arts, science and global culture

    Recorded live at Unbelievable? the Conference 2022, Justin Brierley leads a panel including Alister McGrath, Sharon Dirckx, John Wyatt, Skye Jethani, and Joseph D'Souza on bringing Christian faith into the spheres of art, science, education and global justice.





     





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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
241 Ratings

241 Ratings

Mariathefirst ,

The podcast I’ve been looking for!

Really brilliant! I liked the length, but really wished for more from both speakers! You can tell they both love what they’re speaking on; it’s an enthusiasm that was evident to the “God bless you” at the end. Please never end this work!

Ray Hylton ,

Please keep this podcast going!

I am a pastor struggling to deepen and refresh my theological reflections. These podcasts on Lewis more than fill my cup. I am very grateful to you for each episode. Please keep them coming!

J.L. Henkle ,

Lovely, insightful podcast

I’ve never been a podcast person, but I adore this one. Lewis is hands-down my favorite author and has been a huge part of my Christian journey, and listening to Alister, Ruth, and Justin discuss his life, books, and insights has been wonderful. It’s always a joy to encounter other Lewis fans, and I love being able to sit in on these great conversations.

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