A Former Colleague, Jesus and Lunacy

I have to share one more item today, since there may be colleagues of mine here at Butler who will find this interesting (as may others). John Beversluis, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy who retired from teaching at Butler University not long after I started teaching here, wrote a book on C. S. Lewis, from which a short excerpt has been posted on the Debunking Christianity blog as a discussion-starter. I will have to read his book sometime in the not too distant future, since from the short excerpt I’m not particularly impressed, but that may have more to do with the lack of context than anything else.

I miss John’s entertaining e-mails, in which he would do things like express agonized dismay over the cancellation of department meetings.

Today I just started reading The Year Of Living Biblically, which is highly entertaining, as I hoped it would be. I’ll have more to say about that at some point soon as well.

(Debunking Christianity has since offered a follow-up post with the preface to the second edition of Beversluis’ book).

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  • George

    You know, even I have issues with much of the reasoning in that excerpt.