Schedule: May 25 – 29, 2015
The Evangelistic Legacy of C.S. Lewis (WYP2610HF)
C.S.Lewis is mainly known as a Christian apologist, English scholar, and writer of children’s fiction. But behind much of his work is a desire to help people understand Christianity and come to faith, often reflective of the way he himself came to faith in his 30’s. In an age when many Christians do not trust the word “evangelism,” Lewis provides a way to recover a healthy form of evangelism—thoughtful, respectful and robust. We will look at and discuss a wide variety of Lewis’ writings, and show how he explains a wide variety of Christian doctrines. In particular, his emphasis on the need for translation is crucial in this age when many have no “Christian memory.”
Instructor: John Bowen.