C.S. Lewis as Theologian (Dr. Don Williams)

Lewis as Theologian (Williams Talk 2014)The focus of this podcast is a talk that Dr. Donald Williams gave recently that was a paper presented at Taylor University earlier this year as part of the 9th Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends. Dr. Williams explores the challenges faced when consider Lewis as a theologian. The material is the ground work for a book he is working and in it he share why such an examination is needed.

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Deeper Magic (Dr. Donald T. Williams)

While C.S. Lewis is known for being outspoken about his Christian faith, it’s difficult to find specifics about what he believed in some aspects of Theology. This is not unusual because he wasn’t a Theologian, even though he did manage to help many understand various theological issues. Fortunately, a new book by Dr. Donald T. Williams, entitled Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C.S. Lewis tackles the topic. This podcast interview provides an overview of his book that not only summarizes Lewis’ views but also gives an analysis of them. Dr. Williams has previously been on All About Jack with a couple of podcasts featuring two different talks that related to the subject.

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For the Sake of the Story (Dr. Donald T. Williams) 2016r

for-the-sake-of-the-storyThe following is the main part of an inaugural lecture from Dr. Donald T. Williams called “For the Sake of the Story: Doctrine and Discernment in Reading C.S. Lewis.” Dr. Williams is a Professor of English and Chair of the Humanities and Natural Sciences Department at Toccoa Falls College in Northeast Georgia. This audio is from a video available online that includes a questions and answers segment not included here. Of special note is a new book by Dr. Williams that expands on many of the ideas presented in this talk. That new book (published December, 2016) is Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind The Writings of C.S.Lewis.

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Another Anniversary Reflections on The Screwtape Letters

Another 75th Screwtape ReflectionsPreviously I did a podcast featuring a variety of guest reflecting on The Screwtape Letters. I’m doing that again today with six more individuals. The reason for this, in addition to The Screwtape Letters being my favorite book from Lewis, is the fact that it was 75 years ago this month (July) that Lewis wrote the original preface to his landmark work. Follow the link to the previous show to learn more background about the book. Comments today are from Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. Jim Buchholz, Sarah Waters, Dr. Rob Fennell, Peter S. Williams, Dr. Don Williams. For those who have websites you can follow the links below to learn more about them.

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C. S. Lewis’s List (David Werther)

CSL List (David Werther)Lewis was influenced by many people and also by books from various authors. Late in his life he was asked “What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?” His answer to this was published in the June 6, 1962 issue of The Christian Century. While it could be debatable to call this his all-time top ten, it is interesting to consider them. In fact, that’s what C.S. Lewis’s List does, it examines each of the ten books. This title is the result of a conference held in 2012 where ten different speakers spoke on one of the books in Lewis’s list. Editors David and Susan Werther took the content and worked with the authors to create the resulting book. Many of the contributors have been a guest on All About Jack before and are noted below. William O’Flaherty spoke with David Werther recently to discuss this book that is new for 2015. 

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