C. S. Lewis 50th Memorial Conference Week at Baylor: Nov. 18, 22-23

This is the very first conference sponsored by Baylor’s Program in Philosophical Studies of Religion (PPSR), a newly formed academic unit in Baylor’s Institute for Studies in Religion. My esteemed colleague, Trent Dougherty, and I serve as PPSR’s co-directors.

Here’s the conference itinerary from its web page:

C.S. Lewis may be best known for his literary works, The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity but the Irish-Born philosopher, English professor and prolific writer, held a deep and powerful belief in God that permeated his life’s work.

Join noted scholars and researchers as they discuss aspects of Lewis’ work that reflect the many seasons of his life and bring light to the soul at the center of his work.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18: Alexander Reading Room

3- 5:30 pm (reception to follow)
Dr. Stephen Evans (University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Baylor University):
On Lewis’ Moral Argument for God’s Existence  – This event will be followed by a reception

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22: Alexander Reading Room

7 – 8:30 pm (reception to follow)
Panel Discussion between Erik Wielenberg (Associate Professor of Philosophy, DePauw University)
 and Trent Dougherty (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University): On Wielenberg’s book God and the Reach of Reason: C.S. Lewis, David Hume, and Bertrand Russell

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23: 5th Floor, Cashion Academic Center

9:30am Gather (on 5th floor Cashion Academic Center) (coffee and pastries)

10-10:45 a.m. –Session 1
Ralph Wood (University Professor of Theology and Literature, Baylor University):
The Baptized Imagination: C. S. Lewis’s Fictional Apologetics

11-11:45 a.m. –Session 2
Trent Dougherty (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University):
Lewis on the Problem of Animal Suffering

12-1 p.m. — Lunch with Talk by Francis Beckwith (Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies, Baylor University)   (lunch included for all)

1- 1:45 p.m. — Session 3
Erik Wielenberg (Associate Professor of Philosophy, DePauw University) Divine Deception

2-2:45 p.m. — Session 4
Alan Jacobs (Distinguished Professor of Literature, Baylor University)
 and response by David L. Jeffrey (Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities, Baylor University) “On Learning in Wartime”

3-3:45 p.m. –Session 5
Panel Discussion with William Weaver (Associate Professor of Literature, Baylor University), Scott Moore (Associate Professor of Philosophy and Great Texts, Baylor University), and Douglas Henry (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University)

4-4:45 p.m — Session 6
Todd Buras (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University):
Lewis’ Argument from Desire

- See more here

 

Happy Birthday, Frankie!
On “Slippery Slopes”: A Response to Richard Mouw
That Good Old Baylor Line That Led Me Back to Catholicism
My NRO Interview – “Abortion and Human Equality: How to return the debate to the essential questions 41 years after Roe.”

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