4 November, 2014
Here’s an intriguing idea: if you could sit down with C. S. Lewis for lunch and ask him a few questions on the meaning of life, what do you think he’d say? Well, perhaps his answers would be close to what noted theologian Alister McGrath puts forth in this book. In any case, these essays on Lewis’ thought on a number of big issues (friendship, apologetics, Aslan, etc.) make for some good reading & discussion.
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What if you could ask C. S. Lewis his thoughts on some of the most difficult questions of life? If you could, the result would be Dr. Alister McGrath’s provocative and perceptive book, If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis. Best-selling author, prominent academic, and sought-after speaker, Dr. McGrath sees C. S. Lewis as the perfect conversation companion for the persistent meaning-of-life questions everyone asks.
What makes Lewis a good dialogue partner is that his mind traveled through a wide and varied terrain: from atheism of his early life to his conversion later in life; from his rational skepticism to his appreciation of value of human desires and imagination; from his role as a Christian apologist during World War II to his growth as a celebrated author of classic children’s literature. The questions Lewis pondered persist today: Does life have meaning? Does God exist? Can reason and imagination be reconciled? Why does God allow suffering?
Let McGrath be your insightful guide to an intriguing conversation with Lewis about the ultimate questions.