3Sep

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists #4 - A Desire for Divinity?

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Do we really desire divinity? That's the topic for the fourth of eight shows in a series on C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists.
 

 

LewsvAtheists04.jpgThis is the fourth in a series of eight shows on C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists. In addition to having the author of the book (Peter S. Williams) with me (William O'Flaherty), I am also joined again by Peter Byrom to help co-host. Today's discussion is about the third chapter of the book. If you haven't listened to last week's show then follow the link below to hear it. This fourth of eight episodes covers "A Desire for Divinity?"

 

1Sep

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists #3 - The Positively Blunt Sword of Scientism

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's the re-release of the third show focusing on the book C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists.  


LewsvAtheists03.jpgThis is the third in a series of eight shows on C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists. In addition to having the author of the book (Peter S. Williams) with me (William O'Flaherty), I am also joined again by Peter Byrom to help co-host. Today's discussion is about the second chapter of the book. If you haven't listened to last week's show then follow the link below to hear it. This third of eight episodes covers "The Positively Blunt Sword of Scientism."  

 

29Aug

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists #2 - Old-Time Atheism

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IN THIS REPEAT: Here's the second part in a series of eight shows on how Lewis has answers for the so-called "New Atheists."


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  My last new show was the debut program in a series on C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists. In addition to having the author of the book with me (Peter S. Williams), I also have a co-host for this new series. Peter Byrom joins me (William O'Flaherty) again and this  time we chat about the first chapter in greater detail. If you haven't listened to last week's show then follow the link below to hear an overview of the entire book. This second of eight episodes covers "Old Time Atheism." 

26Aug

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists #1 - Series Overview

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IN THIS REPEAT: The first of a series of eight shows talking with Peter S. Williams about his book C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists. 


LewsvAtheists01.jpgIn 2013 there were many books released about C.S. Lewis. One you might have missed is C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists. While I did a single interview about this book by Peter S. Williams shortly after its released, I felt the material is so useful that it deserved an entire series of shows. Thus, the following is the first of eight programs devoted to the book. This debut episode provides an overview of the entire book. In addition to William O'Flaherty producing and hosting the show, Peter Byrom joins as co-host for the series. 

22Aug

(Re-Post) Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 6

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IN THE REPEAT: My 6th and final show in the series on Lewis misquotes and misconceptions about his life.

Podcast_EXPLORING_-_6.jpgThis is the sixth and final podcast episode in the series on "Misquotes and Misconceptions." Returning guest host for this show is Dr. Crystal Hurd. Previously she help with the debut show in this series and has been on the podcast several other times (see link below). Today she helps William O'Flaherty explore the claim that C.S. Lewis was a Universalist and then material previously covered is reviewed. The topics are listed below (that also link to an article online) to help you better understand the issue that is addressed.

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19Aug

(Re-Post) Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 5

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IN THIS REPEAT: The 5th podcast from the six-part series; it focuses on misconceptions.

Podcast_EXPLORING_-_5.jpgThis is the fifth podcast episode in the series on "Misquotes and Misconceptions." Returning guest host for this show is Rev. David Beckmann. Previously he was interviewed about a video series he produced entitled C.S. Lewis on Prayer (link below). This time he asks William O'Flaherty questions about a couple of confusing aspects of Lewis' life. The topics are listed below (that also link to an article online) to help you better understand the issue that is questioned.

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16Aug

(Re-Post) Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 4

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IN THIS REPEAT: The fourth in a series on Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions about him.

Podcast_EXPLORING_-_4.jpgThis is the fourth podcast episode in the series on "Misquotes and Misconceptions." Returning guest host for this show is Corey Latta. Previously he helped with the second program and he was also interviewed about a book he wrote entitled C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing (link below). This time he asks William O'Flaherty questions about quotations credited to Lewis that are mostly close to what he did write. These are usually paraphrases of what Lewis wrote. The key words of those sayings are listed below (that also link to an article online) to help you better understand the quote in question.

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13Aug

(Re-Post) Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 3

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IN THIS REPEAT: My third of a six part series dealing with misquotes and misconceptions. 

Podcast_EXPLORING_-_3.jpgThis is the third podcast episode in the series on "Misquotes and Misconceptions." Guest host for this show is Rev. David Beckmann. Previously he was interviewed about a video series he produced entitled C.S. Lewis on Prayer (link below). This time he asks William O'Flaherty questions about quotations credited to Lewis that he did not write. You will find the key words of those sayings listed below (that also link to an article online) about the quote in question. Also, in the show itself, actual quotes from Lewis are shared that are the closest thing he said on the given topic.

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11Aug

(Re-Post) Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 2

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IN THIS REPEAT: My second show of a six-part series aboiut misquotes and misconceptions.

Podcast_EXPLORING_-_2.jpgThis podcast episode continues the series begun last time. Guest host for this second show is Dr. Corey Latta. Previously he was interviewed about a book he wrote entitled C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing (link below). This time he asks William O'Flaherty questions about quotations credited to Lewis that he did not write. You will find the key words of those sayings listed below (that also link to an article online) about the quote in question. Also with most of the expressions, in the show itself, it is revealed the closest thing Lewis said on the subject.

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9Aug

(Re-Post) Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions - Episode 1

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IN THIS REPEAT: The debut episode of the series Explorling Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions.

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If you have been on social media over the last few years then you have probably seen a quotation attributed to Lewis from someone that you wondered if he actually wrote. That happen to me time and time again; so much that I began to collect them as I researched whether or not Lewis wrote the quote in question. That led to a blog series examining each quotation (see link below). More recently I began collecting information related to the life of Lewis and his writings that are misunderstood and started a blog series on this (link also below). This led me to considering what you now see, the first of a six-part episode chatting about these topics. This initial show provides an overview of all the subjects address in the other programs. Guest host for today is Dr. Crystal Hurd.

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7Aug

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

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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.

 

5Aug

(Re-Post) Light: C.S. Lewis’s First and Final Short Story (Dr. Charlie Starr)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An earlier program from 2012 about a lost Lewis story that is a different version of one already known. 




Light_-_1st_and_Final.jpgThis book interview is from 2012, but it had not yet been featured here since changing the podcast audio hosting. It is a conversation with Dr. Charlie W. Starr and his book Light: C.S. Lewis's First and Final Short Story. It tells the story of how a manuscript surfaced that appeared to be a different version of a short story called "The Man Born Blind." The book reveals the results of his investigation and includes several interpretations of "Light." The interview was recorded at the 2012 C.S. Lewis Colloquium at Taylor University.

 

4Aug

(Re-Post) The Heart of Light (Dr. Charlie Starr)

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IN THIS REPEAT: I usually don't stray too far from material related to Lewis, but here's somewhat of an except. A fictional work by a Lewis scholar that had inspiration from him.


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I'm sharing an interview from respected C.S. Lewis scholar Dr. Charlie Starr, but it's not directly about Lewis. However, Charlie does announce news about upcoming articles related to Lewis towards the end of the show. However, the main focus is on a brand new fictional book that is influenced in part by Lewis and done in the vein of his Science Fiction trilogy. The book is called The Heart of Light: A Tale of Solomon Star and it is the first of what should be many great adventures. This is also different in another way, I had Dr. Crystal Hurd, a frequent guest on All About Jack conduct the interview. As you may remember she actually did another interview for me in 2013. It was a brief visit with Dr. Malcolm Guite.

 

1Aug

(Re-Post) The Faun’s Bookshelf (Dr. Charlie Starr)

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IN THIS REPEAT: An interview about The Faun's Bookself by Dr. Charlie Starr.A new book that released last month.



Faun_s_Bookshelf.jpgThe Faun's Bookshelf is an interesting title that explores, as part of the subtitle reveals, "Why Myth Matters." Dr. Charlie Starr, the author, uses books C.S. Lewis mentions on Mr. Tumnus's bookshelf as the framework to examine what myth means and how it teaches us about reality. This interviewed was recorded on the campus of Taylor University the day before the 11th Frances W. Ewbank Colloquium, where he gave one of the keynote talks. Even though Charlie goes into a lot of deal about his book in this interview, you will learn even more about myth by purchasing his book (direct link given below). Speak thanks to Dr. Crystal Hurd who voiced the endorsement given at the start and also an except from Charlie's book.

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28Jul

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Friendship (Colin Duriez)

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IN THIS REPEAT: My 2013 interview with Colin Duriez on his biography on Lewis. 


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Colin Duriez is what you might call "an expert to the experts." He is among the top writers/scholars on not only C.S. Lewis, but also J.R.R. Tolkien. Just releasing now is his book C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Friendship. William O'Flaherty spoke with him about this title and why he chose to portray the life of Lewis through his friends.

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