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A Chestertonian Approach To Humor, Robert Moore-Jumonville Nov 1999

A Chestertonian Approach To Humor, Robert Moore-Jumonville

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As a journalist, G.K. Chesterton used his humor to engage intellectual opponents who might not have otherwise listened. Borrowing from Chesterton’s tone and manner, this paper explores the role of humor in the realms of life, academics and faith as seen in Chesterton’s own writing.


The Atheistic Influences Of The Christian Apologist, Eric Mcglaughlin Nov 1999

The Atheistic Influences Of The Christian Apologist, Eric Mcglaughlin

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C.S. Lewis, though considered a great apologist for the Christian faith, did not become a Christian until the age of thirty-one. The many years spent as an atheist not only influenced his writings after his conversion, but allowed him to become a great apologist.


The Abolition Of Man: First Principles And Pre-Evangelism (Or "What C.S. Lewis Taught My Brother"), Ted Dorman Jan 1997

The Abolition Of Man: First Principles And Pre-Evangelism (Or "What C.S. Lewis Taught My Brother"), Ted Dorman

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In his work, The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis expresses a powerful analysis of the modern philosophies of the day. By defending what was deemed subjective and revealing the end point of modern thought, he communicates the Gospel in a way that resonates with unbelievers.

Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.


Shadows That Fall: The Immanence Of Heaven In The Fiction Of Lewis And Macdonald, David Manley Jan 1997

Shadows That Fall: The Immanence Of Heaven In The Fiction Of Lewis And Macdonald, David Manley

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C.S. Lewis’s view of heaven were shaped by George MacDonald’s fiction. By examining the fiction of of both men we see their vision of heaven, how art imitates heaven, and how heaven shall come to earth.

Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.


Some Shattering Simplicity: Suffering, Love, And Faith In The Thought Of C.S. Lewis, Jennifer Woodruff Jan 1997

Some Shattering Simplicity: Suffering, Love, And Faith In The Thought Of C.S. Lewis, Jennifer Woodruff

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A repeated theme in the works of C.S. Lewis is the tension inherent in why and how we believe and accept Christianity. Christianity makes sense of reality, but at the same time shatters all our expectations of reality. Examining Lewis’s writings about the nature of suffering, faith, and love we learn how this is not a contradiction but a shattering simplicity that reveals the truth about reality.

Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.


Dorothy L. Sayers: Thinking Passionately, Marjorie Lamp Mead Jan 1997

Dorothy L. Sayers: Thinking Passionately, Marjorie Lamp Mead

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Examines the life of Dorothy Sayers and her perspectives on the relationship between Christianity and reason. Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.


Full Issue 1997 (Volume 1) Jan 1997

Full Issue 1997 (Volume 1)

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The collected papers presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.


The Apologetics Of Chesterton And Lewis In A World Marked By Disbelief, Michael R. Smith Jan 1997

The Apologetics Of Chesterton And Lewis In A World Marked By Disbelief, Michael R. Smith

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In an age characterized by meaninglessness and relativeness, arguments once thought to be timeless are challenged by a postmodernism world view that evaluates all ideas as equal and flawed just the same. G.K Chesterton and C.S. Lewis are two sources of authority regularly referenced by current apologists, and provide a variety of logically sound arguments for Christianity.

Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.


Unto The End Of The World: Omega Point Eschatology In C.S. Lewis And Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, Chris Smith Jan 1997

Unto The End Of The World: Omega Point Eschatology In C.S. Lewis And Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, Chris Smith

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There are many diverse understandings of the futuristic passages of scriptures and how to interpret their terms and symbols. Two eschatological perspectives on the “Omega Point” (the end of time when God would re-unite the church with himself) can be found in the writings of French Jesuit anthropologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and British Scholar C.S. Lewis.

Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.


The Question Of Biblical Allegory In Tell We Have Faces, David Bedsole Jan 1997

The Question Of Biblical Allegory In Tell We Have Faces, David Bedsole

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In 1956, C.S. Lewis published a retelling of a pagan myth, Till We Have Faces. On the surface one may simply read it as a retelling, but considering his career as a theological author one can see how Till We Have Faces is rich with Christian themes and thought.

Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.


C.S. Lewis: Lightbearer In The Shadowlands, Angus Menuge Jan 1997

C.S. Lewis: Lightbearer In The Shadowlands, Angus Menuge

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Angus J.L. Menuge discusses editing his book, Lightbearer in the Shadowlands: The Evangelistic Vision of C.S. Lewis.

Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.


George Macdonald's Answer To The Victorian Crises Of Faith, Pamela Jordan Jan 1997

George Macdonald's Answer To The Victorian Crises Of Faith, Pamela Jordan

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Due to the advances in science and new philosophies, the people of the Victorian era faced a crisis of faith and its place in a new scientific era. Like other religious novelists, George MacDonald used his stories to address the theological questions and doubt of the time. This approach is particularly evident in his novel Thomas Wingfold, Curate.

Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.


Wordsmiths As Warriors: The Intellectual Honesty Of G.K. Chesterton And C.S. Lewis, Daryl Charles Jan 1997

Wordsmiths As Warriors: The Intellectual Honesty Of G.K. Chesterton And C.S. Lewis, Daryl Charles

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The writings of G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis are rich with creativity and intellect, and maintain a strong defense for Christianity. They are models for the Christian apologist through their direct engagement with the world while loving it as Christ did.

Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.


C.S. Lewis And Christian Scholarship, Bruce Edwards Jan 1997

C.S. Lewis And Christian Scholarship, Bruce Edwards

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While well-loved and known for his profound impact on Christian apologetics, C.S. Lewis also made a mark on the world as a skilled academic. By observing his life one can see that his Christian work and academic work were not distinct, but born from the same desire to follow Christ.

Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.