Alister McGrath

Alister McGrath on J.R.R. Tolkein

18 November 2014

OCCA President Professor Alister McGrath gave an inspiring radio broadcast on 26th October as a part of BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship. Alister’s sermon “Hope in the Darkness” explored the life and spirituality of J.R.R. Tolkein to mark the 750th Anniversary of Merton College. One of Merton’s most famous dons, Tolkein’s vision illuminated the Christian […]

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Oxford University Public Lecture on Science and Theology

6 October 2014

Alister McGrath, President of the OCCA and the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, will be giving an inaugural lecture open to the public and free of charge at 5pm, Monday 20th October. As Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion and Fellow of Harris Manchester College Oxford, Alister will be informing […]

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Alister McGrath wins ECPA book award

1 May 2014

We are pleased to announce that Professor Alister McGrath, President of the OCCA and newly installed Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, has won the prestigious ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) award for best non-fiction book of 2013, for his C. S. Lewis: A Life. The work, hailed by fellow C. […]

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Christian Book Awards 2014

Nominations for Christian book awards

20 March 2014

Last year marked the publication of two significant books by lecturers at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Both Rev Prof Alister McGrath’s C. S. Lewis: A Life and Dr Sharon Dirckx’s Why? Looking at God, Evil and Personal Suffering have been listed in the 2014 Speaking Volumes Christian Book Awards. For further details and […]

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Diving into the World: C. S. Lewis on Christmas

24 December 2013

Christmas marks the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of the Christian faith. But why remember such an event? There seems to be a disconnection between the singular life of Jesus of Nazareth and the universal relevance of God. What has someone who lived long, long ago got to do with us today? […]

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Remembering the man behind Narnia

10 December 2013

November 22nd this year marked 50 years since the death of C.S Lewis.  Many of our speakers here at RZIM and the OCCA were involved in nationwide events and media opportunities celebrating his anniversary. To commemorate Lewis’ life and work, Westminster Abbey unveiled a memorial stone in poet’s corner and held a symposium exploring Lewis’s […]

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Alister McGrath on CS Lewis with BBC Radio

23 November 2013

BBC 2: Songs of Praise Alister McGrath is involved in a Songs of Praise episode about great storytellers including CS Lewis and JRR Tolkein. The programme will air this Sunday, 24th November at 4.55pm on BBC Two Click here for more information.   BBC Radio 4: Sunday Worship A Vision of Heaven: CS Lewis’s biographer […]

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Michael Ramsden and Alister McGrath at Westminster Abbey

21 November 2013

On 22nd November, 1963, Clive Staples Lewis died. To mark the 50th anniversary of his C.S. Lewis’ death, Westminster Abbey are holding a series of events on 21st and 22nd November, culminating in a service of thanksgiving for his life and work during which a memorial to C.S. Lewis will be unveiled in Poets’ Corner. Alister McGrath […]

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