This talk touches on aspects of McGrath's biography of Lewis and asks the key question: "What does Lewis say to us today?" McGrath examines four themes:
1. Christianity as a 'Big Picture'.
2. The argument from desire.
3. The importance of imagination and stories.
4. Why we need to translate our ideas.
Alister McGrath recently written new biography of C.S. Lewis is based on newly available material and also re-interpreting some of the older material. C.S. Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet is a result of McGrath's reading of all of Lewis's writings in chronological order. He suggests that Lewis's conversion has actually been wrongly dated (even by Lewis himself!). Published 50 years after Lewis's death, the biography throws fascinating new light on Lewis. A second volume will be published later in the year, arising from the same research, with detailed scholarly analysis of eight major topics from Lewis's life and work.
This lecture was given at the Lanier Theological Library on 23rd March 2013.
© 2013 Alister McGrath