On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of C S Lewis, Westminster Abbey Institute hosted a series of events marking C.S. Lewis’ career as one of the 20th century’s most notable Christian writers and thinkers. As well as celebrating Lewis’s remarkable achievements as a writer of fiction, apologetics and scholarship, the series looked at the question of how, in the 21st century, his example may be emulated and his legacy continued.
On Thursday 21st November, Alister McGrath and Malcolm Guite delivered lectures which examined Lewis’s philosophical and fictional approaches to communicating the Christian faith. Michael Ward chaired a panel of notable scholars which discussed the strengths and weaknesses of Lewis’s various endeavours taking questions from the conferees. On the panel with be novelist Jeanette Sears, theologian Judith Wolfe, and apologists William Lane Craig, Peter S. Williams, and Michael Ramsden. (Adapted from the (Westminster Abby Organization)
C.S. Lewis Symposium 1/3: Rational Argument – Alister McGrath
C.S. Lewis Symposium 2/3: Imaginative Fiction – Malcolm Guite
C.S. Lewis Symposium 3/3: 21st Century Apologetics
For those who would like to investigate the proceedings of this symposium in more detail you will want to go to our C.S. Lewis in Poet’s Corner page which will provide information about the book Michael Ward (one of the symposium’s participates) put together for those if us who would like to reflect on the issues raised in the symposium in a more through going way.