C.S. Lewis was one of the most influential Christian writers of the 20th Century and remains so today. Many are familiar with his Narnia stories, but he was also a populariser of Christian apologetics, and continues to be the first place that many encounter the key arguments for Christian faith.
60 years on from when they were written, are his arguments for God and Christ still compelling? We look at Lewis’ Natural Law argument for God in “Mere Christianity”, his Argument from Reason in “Miracles” and his classic ‘Trilemma’ - Jesus is either a liar, lunatic, or Lord.
Michael Ward is Chaplain of St. Peter’s College, Oxford and a research fellow at the Independent Institute. He is a leading authority on CS Lewis. His books “Planet Narnia” and “The Narnia Code” unearthed a hidden dimension to the Narnia chronicles. He also lectures on the apologetics of C.S. Lewis.
Dan Barker is a US atheist and heads up the Freedom From Religion Foundation. As a Christian he read “Mere Christianity” but on re-reading it as an atheist found it unconvincing.
They debate the faith, philosophy and apologeics of CS Lewis.
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For Michael Ward see http://www.planetnarnia.com/ or http://www.independent.org/aboutus/person_detail.asp?id=1333
For the new book “The Narnia Code” http://www.amazon.com/Narnia-Code-Lewis-Secret-Heavens/dp/1414339658/ref=pd_sim_b_3
For Dan Barker and his book “Godless” see http://www.ffrf.org/
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