Philosophy: Call for Papers_ C.S. Lewis Conference

Posted: January 31, 2014

Call for Papers:

Student Awards: A prize of $100 will be awarded to the top three student papers.

Undergraduate students are invited to submit a paper on a philosophical or theological topic of interest. The conference will have a special focus on the work on the thought of C. S. Lewis, but all philosophical or theological papers will receive serious attention. All submitted papers will be blindly reviewed by a review committee. A handful of papers will be selected for presentation.  

Examples of possible topics include: the problem of pain, the nature of hell, Lewis’ reasons to believe in God, miracles, allegory, morality and God, faith and reason, etc.

The submission is  February 15th!!

Paper guidelines:

Papers must be less than 3,000 words (not including footnotes), accompanied by a 100-word abstract, and prepared for blind review. Remove author’s name and any details from which the author might be inferred. Submissions must be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf format. Please send submissions to the following address:


C. S. Lewis Conference


Dates: March 27-28th, 2014


Times : TBD: Afternoon and evening events


Key note speaker: Jerry Walls (Houston Baptist University)


Key note topics: "C.S. Lewis Mere Purgatory" and “Clive Lewis and John Piper's Pious Calvinist Confusions"  (May be subject to change. Evening lectures at 7:15 pm)


Panel Discussion:  “The Enduring Legacy of C. S. Lewis as a Christian Intellectual”

Panel: (Diana Glyer/APU, Scott Key/Cal Baptist, Chris Mitchell/ Biola, Roger White/APU)


Student paper presentations


Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.