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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.

Listen to new episodes every Monday, where Ruth Jackson and Professor Alister McGrath will focus on the profound and challenging ideas from  C.S. Lewis,  providing thoughtful insights that  answer questions that impact culture today.

 

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#31 Max McLean Pt 1 - CS Lewis on stage

Justin Brierley speaks to Max McLean, writer and star of the new movie CS Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert.

For the movie: Posted: November 29, 2021

#30 Michael Ward on The Abolition of Man

Justin Brierley speaks to CS Lewis scholar Michael Ward about his new book 'After Humanity: A guide to CS Lewis' The Abolition Of Man'.... Posted: November 22, 2021

#29 The Last Battle

Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about The Last Battle, focussing on difficult questions around topics such as racism,... Posted: November 15, 2021

#28 The Silver Chair

Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about one of the darkest books in the Narnia series – The Silver Chair. They look at... Posted: November 8, 2021

#27 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, looking at difficult topics such as human trafficking, sin... Posted: November 1, 2021

#26 Prince Caspian

Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Prince Caspian, focussing on painful questions such as the apparent silence of God. They... Posted: October 25, 2021

#25 The Horse and his Boy

Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about The Horse and His Boy, looking at pertinent issues such as inequality, the... Posted: October 18, 2021

#24 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ most famous book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, unpacking some of its... Posted: October 11, 2021

#23 The Magician’s Nephew

Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about The Magician’s Nephew, focussing on topics such as creation, suffering and how the hope of... Posted: October 4, 2021

#22 An introduction to the Narnia Chronicles

In the first episode of the third series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about how Lewis’... Posted: September 27, 2021

About Alister McGrath

Professor Alister McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University. He holds three Oxford doctorates: a doctoral degree in molecular biophysics, a Doctor of Divinity degree in theology and a Doctor of Letters degree in intellectual history. McGrath is a prolific author on many topics including science, faith, apologetics, CS Lewis, doctrine and church history.

McGrath regularly engages in debate and dialogue with leading atheists. He has written many books and articles on numerous topics. His academic books include his widely-used textbooks Christian Theology: An Introduction, The Christian Theology Reader and Theology: The Basics.

His more popular books cover topics such as religion and science, the new atheism and Christian doctrine. Among McGrath’s general readership books are The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine, Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith and Why God Won’t Go Away: Engaging the New Atheism. Alister has written numerous books on C.S. Lewis, including a seminal biography C.S. Lewis – A Life.

McGrath is married to psychologist Rev Dr Joanna Collicutt McGrath with whom he has authored several books and they have two grown-up children. You can find out more about Professor Alister McGrath at his website http://alistermcgrath.weebly.com/

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