• Baylor conference examines the impact of C.S. Lewis, 50 years after his death

    CS Lewis conference

    A 2000 study by Christianity Today found C.S. Lewis to be the most influential Christian author of the 20th century. Whether you’ve studied C.S. Lewis’ works for a doctoral dissertation or merely enjoyed The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in school (or a movie theater), there’s no disputing the man’s influence.

    With this Friday marking the 50th anniversary of his passing, it only makes sense that one of the world’s leading Christian universities — Baylor — would be the site for a conference on the man and his work.

    A weeklong celebration of the famed writer, “C.S. Lewis and his Contributions to Christian Thought,” begins today and picks back up this Friday and Saturday, attracting speakers and interested scholars from around the nation. The conference is the first sponsored by Baylor’s Program in Philosophical Studies of Religion; its itinerary notes that “C.S. Lewis may be best known for his literary works … but (he) held a deep and powerful belief in God that permeated his life’s work.”

    Topics include Lewis’ moral argument for God’s existence, Lewis on the problem of animal suffering, and learning in wartime. Among the list of distinguished speakers is a Baylor philosophy professor, Dr. C. Stephen Evans, who fittingly won the C.S. Lewis Book Prize competition last year.

    Sic ’em, Baylor ISR and C.S. Lewis scholars!

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