Seattle, WA
The Rainier Club

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 engage the big questions in life. Socrates in the City has interviewed many renowned thinkers of our time, including Stephen C. Meyer, John Lennox, David Berlinski, and many more.

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SITC host Eric Metaxas welcomes special guest Dr. John West for an interview titled The Magician’s Twin — C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. The event will take place at the Rainier Club in Seattle, Washington.

Beloved for his Narnian tales for children and his books of Christian apologetics for adults, best-selling author C.S. Lewis was also a prophetic critic of the growing power of scientism in modern society, the misguided effort to apply science to areas outside its proper bounds. Join Eric Metaxas as he explores C.S. Lewis’s life and legacy and his warnings about the use and abuse of science with Dr. John West, Vice President of Discovery Institute. West is editor of The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, co-editor of the award-winning C.S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia, and author of Public Life in the Shadowlands: What C.S. Lewis Can Teach Us about Politics.

  • General Admission: Theater-style seating in a beautiful, private club hall to watch the main event interview with a book signing afterwards.
  • VIP Admission: Before the main event, join the host and his guest for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.
  • Dinner: After the main event, join the host and his guest for a coursed dinner, conversation, and Q&A. Tickets include an invitation to the VIP reception. Limited availability.


Thursday, February 8, 2024
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM


The Rainier Club
820 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104


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Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Martin Luther, If You Can Keep ItBonhoeffer, Miracles, Seven Women, Seven Men, and Amazing Grace. He has written more than thirty children’s books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.He is the host of the Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S., featuring in-depth interviews with a wide variety of guests.

John G. West

Senior Fellow, Managing Director, and Vice President of Discovery Institute
Dr. John G. West is Vice President of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute and Managing Director of the Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Formerly the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University, West is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker who has written or edited 12 books, including Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science, The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, and Walt Disney and Live Action: The Disney Studio’s Live-Action Features of the 1950s and 60s. His documentary films include Fire-Maker, Revolutionary, The War on Humans, and (most recently) Human Zoos. West holds a PhD in Government from Claremont Graduate University, and he has been interviewed by media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, Reuters, Time magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.