(Re-Post) 2013 Biographies Discussion pt. 2


IN THIS REPEAT: The second of a two-part show exploring the three Lewis biographies from 2013.

RT2013Biopt2.jpgThis is the second and final part of a round table discussion on the three biographies on C.S. Lewis that came out in 2013. Follow the link below if you want to listen to the first part. Dr. Bruce Edwards, Dr. Charlie Starr and Dr. Crystal Hurd return to share there reflections on the books from McGrath, Duriez and Brown. William O'Flaherty hosts the show and has the guests also comment on the increasing number of books about the writings of Lewis that come out each year. Learn more about the guests, all Lewis scholars who have been on All About Jack before, by following the link to their website that is provide below.



(Re-Post) 2013 Biographies Discussion pt. 1


IN THIS REPEAT: First of two-part show looking back on the 2013 biographies.

RT2013Biopt1.jpgIn 2013 three biographies on C.S. Lewis were published. There have been quiet a few others before this and undoubtedly there will be more. Why so many biographies on Lewis and how do the ones from 2013 compare to each other? Also what should person look for in biography anyway? These and related questions are explored by William O'Flaherty and his three guests: Dr. Bruce Edwards, Dr. Charlie Starr and Dr. Crystal Hurd. Each are Lewis scholars and have been on All About Jack before.


(Re-Post) 11-12r Essay Chat - The Vision of John Bunyan (Kevin Belmonte)


IN THIS REPEAT: An essay chat on the shorter work "The Vision of John Bunyan." The essay was first published on December 13, 1962.

TheVisionofJohnBunyan.jpg"The Vision of John Bunyan" was the topic for my 11th and 12th essay chat back in 2012. For this re-release I combined the shows because together they are just over twenty minutes. Kevin Belmonte, who joined me for the third essay chat (and other shows) returned for this discussion. As always, in addition to exploring several key points in the article, you will learn background information about it, as well as related articles or books on a similar topic. "The Vision of John Bunyan" is best found in Selected Literary Essays (a title that was re-issued in paperback and made available in eBook for the first time in late 2013).



(Re-Post) Out of My Bone - The Letters of Joy Davidman (Dr. Don King)


IN THIS REPEAT: Learn more about Joy Davidman, the wife of C.S. Lewis through her own letters!

OutofMyBone.jpgBack in 2012 I did my first interview with Dr. Don King. It was on the 2009 book entitled Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman. This is the first time I've reposted the interview since I've had my podcast at the Podbean location. In this chat I also had Don answer some questions about his favorite Lewis book and recommendations about books by and about Lewis. Of course, he provides interesting background information about the letters of Joy Davidman and five key reasons why they are important to read.



(Re-Post) Not Quite Lewis - Questionable Lewisian Quotations (William O’Flaherty)


IN THIS REPEAT: Here's a short talk from William O'Flaherty from 2015 examining quotes attributed to Lewis...are they really from him?

NotQuiteLewis.jpgC.S. Lewis wrote many statements that standalone as great short quotations. However, some quotes when isolated from their context are actually problematic. That is, apart from their setting they often yield a very different understanding of what Lewis meant. Then there are quotes attributed to Lewis that are actually a incorrect paraphrase of something he wrote. This podcast explores these issues. It is William O'Flaherty presenting a twenty minute paper at the recent CSLIS conference that was held in Grove City, PA this year (late March, 2015). See below to read the actual paper and listen to a previous talk about quotations falsely attributed to Lewis.



(Re-Post) The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Dr. Jerry Root)


IN THIS REPEAT: Dr. Jerry Root on The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis, from a conversation with him about it before the book came out.

TheSuprisingImaginationofCSLewis.jpgDr. Jerry Root is a well respected scholar on C.S. Lewis and a much sought after speaker in general. Jerry sat down with William O'Flaherty just before the start of the CSLIS conference (that was held at Grove City this year) to talk about a forthcoming book entitled The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis that is due out in September (2015). Dr. Root is an Associate Professor at Wheaton College and Director of Wheaton Evangelism Initiative, Billy Graham Center for Evangelism.



(Re-Post) The A – Z of C.S. Lewis (Colin Duriez)


IN THE REPEAT: Another great resource from Colin Duriez from a few years ago. 

Many books came out in 2013 on C.S. Lewis (the 50th anniversary of his death). Two alone actually came from Colin Duriez. I’m repeating the interview I did about his second because my previous place of hosting my audio files no longer has it there. The book is called The A – Z of C.S. Lewis: A Complete Guide to His Life, Thoughts and Writings. It takes an encyclopedic approach to the topic and thus provides a person to aspects of Lewis’s life and writings that might be left unnoticed. In this interview Colin provides details about the layout of the book and shares some selections from it.


(Re-Post) Seven Literary Sages (Christian History magazine)


IN THIS REPEAT: An interview about an issue of Christian History (magazine) about Lewis and those who influenced him and/or were his contemporaries.  


C.S. Lewis is among a group of six other authors honored at the Marion E. Wade Center ("The Wade") at Wheaton College in Illinois. George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, J. R. R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield are the other individuals you can do in-depth research on in one location. But what if you wanted to learn about one key idea that each of these authors were known for? That's where the latest issue of Christian History comes in. They've just released an issue entitled "Seven Literary Sages" that accomplishes that and much more. William O'Flaherty spoke with Dr. Jennifer Woodruff Tait, the managing editor of the magazine to learn about an issue that features content by Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. David Downing and Colin Duriez.