Conferences and Colloquia

Thursday, March 27–Friday, March 28

Azusa Pacific University is pleased to host the C.S. Lewis Conference, honoring the work and legacy of the noted philosopher and intellectual who also authored the beloved children’s fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia and many other fiction and nonfiction works.

The conference is sponsored by APU’s Department of Theology and Philosophy. For more information, contact department coordinator Laura Smith Webb at lwebb@apu.edu or (626) 387-5847.

Schedule

Thursday, March 27

3 p.m.
Lecture: ‘C.S. Lewis on Mere Purgatory’

Jerry Walls of Houston Baptist University kicks off the 2014 C.S. Lewis Conference with the presentation “C.S. Lewis on Mere Purgatory.”

3–5 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion: ‘The Enduring Legacy of C.S. Lewis as a Christian Intellectual’

Capping off the first night of the 2014 C.S. Lewis Conference, Azusa Pacific’s Diana Glyer and Roger White, Biola’s Chris Mitchell, California Baptist’s Scott Key, and Houston Baptist’s Jerry Walls will discuss Lewis’ enduring legacy as a Christian intellectual.

7:15–9:15 p.m.

Friday, March 28

10 a.m.
Student Presentation: ‘The Pursuit of Happiness and the Book of Job’

Friday’s portion of the 2014 C.S. Lewis Conference begins with student presentations, starting with the University of California, Riverside’s Melissa Mikail speaking on “The Pursuit of Happiness and the Book of Job.”

10–11 a.m.
11 a.m.
Student Presentation: ‘On Time, McTaggart’s Claim of Time’s Nonexistence, and Commentary’

Continuing with student presentations, UCLA’s Sahar Joakim will give the award-winning address “On Time, McTaggart’s Claim of Time’s Nonexistence, and Commentary.”

11 a.m.–12 p.m.
12 p.m.
Student Presentation: ‘An Argument for Knowledge Outside of Science’

Continuing with student presentations, APU’s Alex Brouwer will give the award-winning address “An Argument for Knowledge Outside of Science.”

12–1 p.m.
1 p.m.
Student Presentation: ‘A Bastard Mythology’

Continuing with student presentations, APU’s Anita Ziesmann will speak on “A Bastard Mythology.”

1–2 p.m.
2 p.m.
Student Presentation: ‘Paternalism in the Republic Justified: An Account’

Continuing with student presentations, APU’s Christy Ailman will give her award-winning address “Paternalism in the Republic Justified: An Account.”

2–3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Student Presentation: ‘Job and Euthyphro’

Capping off the student presentations, APU’s Lindsey Meyers will speak on “Job and Euthyphro.”

3–4 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
Lecture: ‘Clive Lewis and John Piper’s Pious Calvinist Confusions’

In the last session of the 2014 C.S. Lewis Conference, Houston Baptist’s Jerry Walls returns with another offering.

7:15–9:15 p.m.