Alister McGrath – The C.S. Lewis Podcast – Podcasts & Sermons

A weekly podcast with Professor Alister McGrath exploring C.S. Lewis’ thought, theology and teaching.


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#55 Ask Alister McGrath Anything Part 2

Alister McGrath continues to respond to listener questions about science, faith and doubt (and CS Lewis!) in the second part of a show first recorded as a livestream listener Q&A edition of Unbelievable? in 2020, hosted by Justin and Lucy Brierley and …

#54 Alister McGrath journeys through science, faith and doubt

Alister McGrath talks about his memoir ‘Through a Glass Darkly: Journeys Through Science, Faith & Doubt’ in the first part of a show recorded as a livestream listern Q&A edition of Unbelievable? in 2020, hosted by Justin and Lucy Brierley and Ruth Jack…

#53 The Four Loves

The Four Loves (1960) is a reflection on four types of love – affection, friendship, eros and charity. Alister examines them and the concept of ‘Agape’ love that Lewis draws out.

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#52 Reflections on the Psalms

Reflections On The Psalms (1958) is CS Lewis’ only book that directly comments on the Bible. Alister explains why Lewis chose to write about the Psalms and what lessons we can draw from it today.

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#51 Surprised by Joy

Surprised By Joy (1955) is CS Lewis’ ‘spiritual autobiography of his conversion experience. Alister draws out the lessons his life can give us today.

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#50 The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce (1945) is an unusual story told from the perspective of passengers on a ‘day trip’ from hell to heaven. Alister explains how the story and characters draw out Lewis’ views on the nature of heaven and hell.

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#49 The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters (1942) saw CS Lewis rise to international prominence as an author. Alister and Justin talk about its creative approach to conversion, temptation and the Christian life.

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#48 The Problem of Pain

The Problem Of Pain (1940) was CS Lewis’ apologetic on the problem of God & suffering. Alister reviews its content and impact.

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#47 Pilgrim’s Regress

Published in 1933, Pilgrim’s Regress was Lewis’ first book written after his conversion. Modelled after Bunyan’s ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’, Alister explains why it is among the least well-known of Lewis’ writings.

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