C.S. Lewis and Imaginative Fiction

In November 2013, on the 50th anniversary of C.S. Lewis's death, Westminster Abbey honoured the novelist, poet, academic and Christian apologist with a memorial in Poet's Corner. At the same time, a symposium on C.S. Lewis was held in the church next door to the Abbey, St Margaret's, Westminster.

Christian Evidence has produced three videos which capture the key lectures of the symposium.

In this second lecture, "Telling the Truth Through Imaginative Fiction", Dr Malcolm Guite reads from the poetry and storytelling of C.S. Lewis, examining how Lewis sought to reconcile the perceived conflict between imagination and reason, and the vital role imagination would ultimately play in Lewis's apologetics. This is followed by questions from the audience.

Photo from CS Lewis Symposium

Go to Part 1: C.S. Lewis and Rational Argument


Photo from CS Lewis Symposium

Go to Part 3: C.S. Lewis and 21st Century Apologetics


Also hear audio highlights from the Westminster Abbey Memorial Service to C.S. Lewis.

© 2013 Multiple Copyright Holders
Christian Evidence thanks Westminster Abbey Institute for their permission to film the event and upload it to YouTube. Recording copyright is held by Christian Evidence, Lunar Film and the event participants: Alister McGrath, Malcolm Guite, Michael Ward, William Lane Craig, Michael Ramsden, Jeanette Sears, Peter S. Williams and Judith Wolfe.
Thanks to Macmillan Media for Tourism Ireland for the use of their additional footage.