What’s coming up on this Saturday’s episode of the Deeper Waters Podcast. Let’s dive into the Deeper Waters and find out!
First off, for those wondering about last week, we will be rescheduling with our guest Cynthia Hampton to talk about Jehovah’s Witnesses. As it stands, I was just starting to get over the stomach flu and Allie had just come down with it and so I wanted to be available in case she needed me again suddenly and in light of that decided that it probably wouldn’t be best to do a show. Family comes first!
So now, let’s talk about this week’s show!
How is apologetics to be done in the 21st century? Do great thinkers of our past still have anything to say for us? My guest, Dr. Louis Markos says we need to be doing apologetics in the 21st century and learning greatly from those who have come before us. He focuses mainly on several noted apologists of the 20th century with the most noted one of course being C.S. Lewis. Also touched on are Chesterton, Schaeffer, Sayers, and Josh McDowell.
So who is Louis Markos?
Louis Markos holds a BA in English and History from Colgate University and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Michigan. He is a Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, where he teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose, the Classics, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, and Film.
Dr. Markos holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and teaches classes on Ancient Greece and Rome for HBU’s Honors College.
He is the author of 9 books: From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics, Pressing Forward: Alfred, Lord Tennyson and the Victorian Age
, The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World like a Romantic Poet
, Lewis Agonistes: How C. S. Lewis can Train us to Wrestle with the Modern and Postmodern World, Apologetics for the 21st Century
, Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis
, Literature: A Student’s Guide
, On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue in Tolkien and Lewis
, and Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition.
His tenth, Giants in the History of Education: C. S. Lewis
, is due out in 2014. He has also published an ebook: A to Z with C. S. Lewis
. All these books are available at his amazon author page
This should be a fascinating interview as we’ll be talking about his book Apologetics For The 21st Century
which I have reviewed
as well. The first half of our interview will be focusing on looking at some of the great minds of the past, though I certainly want to focus in on Lewis and Chesterton, two of my favorites. In the second half, we’ll be looking at an apologetic argument going from the existence of God to the resurrection of Jesus. I hope you’ll be watching your ITunes feed for this one! (And yes, I plan on updating that soon too!)
Tags: apologetics, Apologetics for the 21st Century, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, God, HBU, Houston Baptist University, Jesus, Louis Markos, Resurrection