Readers will recall that mid-20th century Christian apologist C.S. Lewis’s views on Darwinism and scientism have attracted considerable interest of late. And some misrepresentation as well, as some zealous followers of Darwin have tried to claim him as one of their own, just as some have tried to claim Abraham Lincoln, and with about equal credibility. From the C.S. Lewis Society of California, we learn:
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis’s death, Lewis was memorialized by being inducted into Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey in London, England, as one of the 20th century’s most notable thinkers and writers in fiction, apologetics and scholarship.
The unveiling of the C.S. Lewis memorial in Poets’ Corner was the culmination of a two-day conference in St. Margaret’s Church and Westminster Abbey. Proceedings began on the afternoon of Thursday November 21st with a lecture by Alister McGrath on Lewis’s apologetics, followed by Malcolm Guite who spoke about Lewis’s fiction and poetry. After a service of Choral Evensong, there was a panel discussion of Lewis’s life and legacy, chaired by Michael Ward. On the panel were William Lane Craig, Michael Ramsden, Peter S. Williams, and Judith Wolfe. On Friday 22nd November, there was a Service of Thanksgiving with Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and now Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge University. During this service, the memorial to C.S. Lewis in Poets’ Corner was unveiled.
Those who think Lewis is somehow going away, take note.
See also: “Evolutionary leaders of the world” apparently think CS Lewis’ mock hymn to evolution… is intended seriously!
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