Science Series: C. S. Lewis on Scientisim, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

C. S. Lewis, professor of Oxford and later Cambridge, has written over thirty books and selling over 200 million.  I found a series of short documentaries on Lewis dealing with science.  It is based on the book The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society.

Here is a three part series on C. S. Lewis in dialogue with Scientism, Evolution, and Intelligent Design.

Part One: C. S. Lewis and Scientism

Scientism is the view that we should believe only what can be proven scientifically.  More than a half century ago, famed writer C.S. Lewis warned about how science (a good thing) could be twisted in order to attack religion, undermine ethics, and limit human freedom. Scholars explore Lewis’s prophetic warnings about the abuse of science and how Lewis’s concerns are increasingly relevant for us today (31 minutes):

Part Two: C. S. Lewis and Evolution

This 23 minute documentary examines the evolution (pun intended) of Lewis’s views on orthodox Darwinian theory from his time as a college undergraduate to his death in 1963:

Part Three: C. S. Lewis and Intelligent Design

Lewis is best known for his magical stories about Narnia, but this 16 minute documentary explores his life-long struggle to find intelligent design in a world filled with pain:

By J. Steve Lee

J. Steve Lee has taught Apologetics for over a decade at Prestonwood Christian Academy. He also has taught World Religions and Philosophy at Mountain View College in Dallas. With a degree in history and education from the UNT, Steve continued his formal studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary w/ an M.A. in philosophy of religion and has pursued doctoral studies at the UT-Dallas. He is finishing his dissertation at South African Theological Seminary. He has published several articles for the Apologetics Study Bible for Students (B&H Publishing, 2010) as well as articles & reviews in various periodicals including Philosophia Christi, Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics, and the Areopagus Journal.

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