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The Magician’s Twin: Eric Metaxas and John West Explore C.S. Lewis and Scientism in Seattle on Feb. 8

What can we learn from C.S. Lewis about the growing misuse of science to attack God and support authoritarianism? Join bestselling author and talk show host Eric Metaxas as he explores this topic and more with C.S. Lewis expert and Discovery Institute Vice President John West in Seattle on Feb. 8. This live event is part of Metaxas’s Socrates in the City series — conversations that Read More ›


Actor Max McLean Discusses His New C.S. Lewis Film “The Most Reluctant Convert”

Actor Max McLean discusses his new film about the life of C. S. Lewis, "The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis," with Discovery Institute Vice President John West, editor of the book "The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society." Read More ›

That Hideous Strength

Famed Anglo-Irish writer C.S. Lewis issued a prophetic warning against the dangers of the abuse of science in his novel That Hideous Strength. Learn about the relevance of Lewis's novel for today in this video commemorating its 75th anniversary (the novel was published originally on August 16, 1945). Read More ›

C.S. Lewis and Evolution

“C.S. Lewis and Evolution” is the second of three short documentaries inspired by the book The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. It examines the evolution of Lewis’s views on orthodox Darwinian theory from his time as a college undergraduate to his death in 1963.

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The Magician’s Twin

Beloved for his Narnian tales for children and his books of Christian apologetics for adults, best-selling author C.S. Lewis also was a prophetic critic of the growing power of scientism in modern society, the misguided effort to apply science to areas outside its proper bounds. In this wide-ranging book of essays edited by John G. West, contemporary writers probe Lewis’s Read More ›

United Media

In a news release from New York on 13 June 2000, United Media announced its licensing partnership with the recently formed C. S. Lewis Company. The partnership includes a worldwide licensing and merchandising program for a new series of books to be based on the world of Narnia and scheduled for release in the fall of 2002 from HarperCollins Children’s Read More ›

Alternative Lists

by Perry Bramlett In 1962 The Christian Century asked C. S. Lewis “What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?” His answer was this famous list: Phantastes by George MacDonald The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton The Aeneid by Virgil The Temple by George Herbert The Prelude by William Wordsworth The Idea of Read More ›

All or Nothing

By 2000 it was reasonable to assume that no further Lewis essays were going to surface. But Perry Bramlett has now discovered a brief essay that apparently no other Lewis experts have heard of. In 1944 this five-paragraph evangelistic piece was published in a 128-page collection of Christian essays. Lewis’s “All or Nothing” is one of thirty-two essays there, half Read More ›

Two of Three Lewis Poems in New Book are Altered

Of all Lewis’s poems there were to choose from for the collection MagdalenPoets, published in 2000 by Magdalen College, Oxford, one of the three that editor Robert MacFarlane selected by Lewis is “After Prayers, Lie Cold.” “Arise My Body” appeared in 1944 in Fear No More. In 1964 Walter Hooper published it as “After Prayers, Lie Cold,” with changes in Read More ›

How Meilaender Counts

by Perry Bramlett Things That Count: Essays Moral and Theological by Gilbert Meilaender (ISI Books, 394 pp, hc, $24.95) This book contains one chapter titled “C. S. Lewis and a Theology of the Everyday”, and two chapters which are reviews of books written about Lewis: “Psychoanalyzing C. S. Lewis” (the Wilson biography), and “C. S. Lewis Reconsidered” (J. Beversluis’ C. Read More ›