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The C.S. Lewis podcast

A weekly podcast from Premier 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.

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#16 Mere Christianity on Christ

In the fifth episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ understanding of Jesus and how we can use Lewis’ arguments and principles to speak truth to a sceptical culture.

22mins

2 Aug 2021

Rank #1

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#15 Mere Christianity on the problem of evil

In the fourth episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about how Lewis viewed sin and the role Christians have in fixing the brokenness of today’s world.

23mins

26 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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#14 Mere Christianity on Christian belief

Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ understanding of fundamental Christian beliefs and how they continue to impact us today. USA listeners - enter our C.S. Lewis giveaway: http://www.premierinsight.org/competition  Find out more about the podcast: http://www.cslewispodcast.com

22mins

19 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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#13 Mere Christianity on the law of human nature

Professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ perception of the moral law and what that means for us. They also explore other important themes such as the limits of materialism and science in today’s sceptical society. USA listeners - enter our C.S. Lewis giveaway: http://www.premierinsight.org/competition  Find out more about the podcast: http://www.cslewispodcast.com

22mins

12 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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#12 An introduction to Mere Christianity

In the first episode of the second series of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about how Lewis’ seminal book, Mere Christianity, came to be written and what relevance it has in today’s culture.USA listeners - enter our C.S. Lewis giveaway: http://www.premierinsight.org/competition  Find out more about the podcast: http://www.cslewispodcast.com

22mins

5 Jul 2021

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#11 Alister McGrath answers listener questions on C.S. Lewis

In the second part of this special episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, we have delved into the Unbelievable? archives to share Professor Alister McGrath’s answers to listener questions around apologetics, Narnia, Lewis’ relationships with women and more. The programme was originally broadcast in 2013 when host Justin Brierley spoke to Alister about his seminal biography, C.S Lewis – A Life, which had just been published.

31mins

14 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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#10 Alister McGrath on C.S. Lewis’ faith journey

In the first part of this special episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, we have delved into the Unbelievable? archives to share an interview with Professor Alister McGrath. Back in 2013, host Justin Brierley spoke to Alister about his seminal biography, C.S Lewis – A Life, which had just been published. They looked at Lewis’ faith journey alongside answering listener questions.

24mins

8 Jun 2021

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#09 C.S. Lewis on the hope of heaven

In the ninth episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ thoughts on hope and heaven. They also look back over some of the topics they have covered in this first series. Find out more at cslewispodcast.com

24mins

31 May 2021

Rank #8

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#08 C.S. Lewis on the problem of pain

In the eighth episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ thoughts on suffering and pain. Find out more at cslewispodcast.com

26mins

25 May 2021

Rank #9

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#07 C.S. Lewis on education

In the seventh episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ thoughts on education. Alister also shares a little of the impact Lewis had on his own Christian education. Find out more at cslewispodcast.com

24mins

17 May 2021

Rank #10