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The C.S. Lewis podcast

The C.S. Lewis podcast

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.

Episodes

  • #55 Ask Alister McGrath Anything Part 2 #55 Ask Alister McGrath Anything Part 2 Play in Edifi Player

    #55 Ask Alister McGrath Anything Part 2

    Alister McGrath continues to respond to listener questions about science, faith and doubt (and CS Lewis!) in the second part of a show first recorded as a livestream listener Q&A; edition of Unbelievable? in 2020, hosted by Justin and Lucy Brierley and Ruth Jackson. \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #54 Alister McGrath journeys through science, faith and doubt #54 Alister McGrath journeys through science, faith and doubt Play in Edifi Player

    #54 Alister McGrath journeys through science, faith and doubt

    Alister McGrath talks about his memoir 'Through a Glass Darkly: Journeys Through Science, Faith & Doubt' in the first part of a show recorded as a livestream listern Q&A; edition of Unbelievable? in 2020, hosted by Justin and Lucy Brierley and Ruth Jackson. \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #53 The Four Loves #53 The Four Loves Play in Edifi Player

    #53 The Four Loves

    The Four Loves (1960) is a reflection on four types of love - affection, friendship, eros and charity. Alister examines them and the concept of 'Agape' love that Lewis draws out. \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #52 Reflections on the Psalms #52 Reflections on the Psalms Play in Edifi Player

    #52 Reflections on the Psalms

    Reflections On The Psalms (1958) is CS Lewis' only book that directly comments on the Bible. Alister explains why Lewis chose to write about the Psalms and what lessons we can draw from it today. \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #51 Surprised by Joy #51 Surprised by Joy Play in Edifi Player

    #51 Surprised by Joy

    Surprised By Joy (1955) is CS Lewis' 'spiritual autobiography of his conversion experience. Alister draws out the lessons his life can give us today. \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #50 The Great Divorce #50 The Great Divorce Play in Edifi Player

    #50 The Great Divorce

    The Great Divorce (1945) is an unusual story told from the perspective of passengers on a 'day trip' from hell to heaven. Alister explains how the story and characters draw out Lewis' views on the nature of heaven and hell. \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #49 The Screwtape Letters #49 The Screwtape Letters Play in Edifi Player

    #49 The Screwtape Letters

    The Screwtape Letters (1942) saw CS Lewis rise to international prominence as an author. Alister and Justin talk about its creative approach to conversion, temptation and the Christian life. \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #48 The Problem of Pain #48 The Problem of Pain Play in Edifi Player

    #48 The Problem of Pain

    The Problem Of Pain (1940) was CS Lewis' apologetic on the problem of God & suffering. Alister reviews its content and impact. \+ For more shows, free ebook and newsletter visit our new website \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #47 Pilgrim’s Regress #47 Pilgrim’s Regress Play in Edifi Player

    #47 Pilgrim’s Regress

    Published in 1933, Pilgrim's Regress was Lewis' first book written after his conversion. Modelled after Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress', Alister explains why it is among the least well-known of Lewis' writings. \+ For more from the podcast http://www.cslewispodcast.com \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #46 Season 5 - CS Lewis’ popular Christian books (intro) #46 Season 5 - CS Lewis’ popular Christian books (intro) Play in Edifi Player

    #46 Season 5 - CS Lewis’ popular Christian books (intro)

    In this new season of the podcast hosted by Justin, Alister introduces seven of CS Lewis' popualr Christian works. \+ For more from the podcast http://www.cslewispodcast.com   \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #45 Audience Q&A on how to make the case for Jesus #45 Audience Q&A on how to make the case for Jesus Play in Edifi Player

    #45 Audience Q&A on how to make the case for Jesus

    Alister takes audience Q&A; on Jesus, CS Lewis and evangelism. From Unbelievable? the Conference 2013 \+ For more from the podcast http://www.cslewispodcast.com  \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #44 Alister McGrath: Jesus the lunatic? How to make the case for Christ #44 Alister McGrath: Jesus the lunatic? How to make the case for Christ Play in Edifi Player

    #44 Alister McGrath: Jesus the lunatic? How to make the case for Christ

    Alister McGrath's talk at Unbelievable? the Conference 2013 on 'Jesus the Lunatic?'. \+ For more from the podcast http://www.cslewispodcast.com  \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #43 CS Lewis, The Lord of The Rings, myth and imagination #43 CS Lewis, The Lord of The Rings, myth and imagination Play in Edifi Player

    #43 CS Lewis, The Lord of The Rings, myth and imagination

    Alister concludes this season of the podcast looking at the different ways Lewis and Tolkien expressed the Christian story through their well-known fantasy writings. \+ For more from the podcast http://www.cslewispodcast.com  \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world

  • #42 CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien #42 CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien Play in Edifi Player

    #42 CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien

    CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, two of the greatest writers of the 20th Century, were good friends. So how did Lewis and Tolkien influence each other's faith and writing?    \+ For more from the podcast http://www.cslewispodcast.com  \+ For our Premier Unbelievable? Live events \+ Support the podcast from the USA \+ Support the podcast from UK and rest of the world