PAST EVENT: A Book Observed – Deeper Magic with Donald WilliamsFrom 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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Dr. Donald Williams examines C.S. Lewis’ theology by asking two questions: How did Lewis present Christian teachings? and What are the strengths and weaknesses of his presentation as a guide to biblical truth?Virtual Online Event [email protected]
CSLI-Atlanta & CSLI-Chicago present
Deeper Magic - The theology behind the writings of C.S. Lewis
with Donald Williams
How did C.S. Lewis present Christian teachings?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of his presentation as a guide to biblical truth?
C.S. Lewis was one of the most influential Christian thinkers of the 20th Century. He may have got more Christian ideas into more heads than any other writer. We, therefore, need a judicious assessment of his theology. Yet we all constantly run into people for whom Lewis is a saint who can do no wrong, and others for whom he is a dangerous heretic who should be shunned because he does not dot some theological i or cross some theological t the way they do. Neither approach is helpful. Rather, we need to look at the standard topics of systematic theology and ask the above mentioned questions!
Donald Williams holds a BA in English from Taylor University, an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a PhD in Medieval and Renaissance Literature from the University of Georgia. An ordained minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America with many years of pastoral experience, he has spent several summers doing pastoral training in East Africa and India for Church Planting International. A past president of the International Society of Christian Apologetics and an internationally known Inklings scholar, he is the author of several books, including Deeper Magic: The Theology behind the Writings of C.S. Lewis and has contributed to numerous articles, poems, and reviews.