Oxford scholar Dr. Michael Ward will speak about C.S. Lewis as a chapel forum for a spiritual formation credit, sponsored by the Alpha Chi Honor Society.
Ward will speak Friday, April 1 from 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. in Hart Auditorium. Dr. Ward’s presentation is titled, “C.S. Lewis: On the Role of Imagination and Reason in Science and Religion.”
Ward is a C.S. Lewis scholar and author of “Planet Narnia,” and has had many successes in his career as a scholar. Ward has led many events to honor C.S. Lewis including writing and editing multiple books, unveiling a permanent national memorial on the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death, and more.
The event will be open to the public, without charge of admission. ACU students who attend will receive a spiritual formation credit.
“Anyone with an interest in C.S. Lewis, science, and theology should attend,” said Tina Johnson, senior biology major from Fairfax Station, Virginia. “This is a unique opportunity to listen to one of the foremost C.S. Lewis scholars in person.”
Dr. Ward is connected with ACU through biology professor Dr. Dan Brannan. The two became friends on sabbatical studying science and religion in the United Kingdom ten years ago.
Alpha Chi plans to fulfill their mission statement, “Make scholarship effective for good,” through this event as they promote scholarly events that challenge those who attend to think about deeper issues differently than they normally would.
“We also hope Dr. Ward’s presentation allows attendees to recognize the interconnectedness of science and religion,” said Johnson.
Alpha Chi is helping promote the event by spreading the word throughout Abilene so the presentation has as many attendees as possible. They were given the responsibility of sponsoring the event and are expecting the event to draw many ACU students and Abilene residents.
For more information, contact the Biology Department or ACU’s Alpha Chi Honor Society.