Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Tyndale to publish Lewis biography; Lewis book prizes awarded
Tyndale to publish Lewis biography; Lewis book prizes awarded PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 October 2012 11:00 PM EDT

With 2013 marking the 50th anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis, Tyndale House Publishers plans to release a definitive hardcover biography by apologist, educator and best-selling author Alister McGrath.

C.S. Lewis—A Life will release March 2013, in advance of the anniversary observance of the death of the beloved Christian author who died Nov. 22, 1963.

"Not only is he [McGrath] one of the world's most respected Christian theologians, he's also a champion of C.S. Lewis' importance for Christian apologetics and understands the academic culture within which Lewis developed his ideas," said Tyndale Senior Vice President and Publisher Ron Beers. "He is ideally placed to write this biography and will introduce Lewis to a new generation of readers who are eager to understand the mind behind the 'Narnia' series and other popular Lewis works."

McGrath, a former atheist who grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, studied at Oxford University, where he became a Christian. McGrath subsequently served as professor of historical theology at Oxford until 2008, before taking up the newly established chair of theology, religion and culture at King's College London in London. He is the only scholar to have conducted a complete and chronological analysis of the entire collection of Lewis' written documentation," a Tyndale statement said.

Meanwhile, the St. Thomas Philosophy of Religion Project has announced the two winners of the 2012 C.S. Lewis Book Prize.

First place went to Natural Signs and the Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments (Oxford University Press, 2010) by C. Stephen Evans, university professor of philosophy and humanities at Baylor University.

Second place went to Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies (Brazos Press/Baker Publishing Group, 2009) by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, professor of philosophy at Calvin College.

The prize recognizes the best recent book in the philosophy of religion or philosophical theology written for a general audience. Twenty-two entries were judged on quality of argumentation, importance of the positions argued for, level of accessibility to a general audience and stylistic or literary merits.

 

In this current issue:

NFL quarterback RGIII’s move draws attention to NOTW tee

News image

Washington Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III (RGIII) followed National Football...

READ MORE

Bookstore sales drop in July

News image

July bookstore sales were down to $707 million from July...

READ MORE

1Eighty Apparel launches Christ-in-Christmas campaign to help needy

News image

Atlanta-based Pipeline Social Media Solutions has formed a partnership with...

READ MORE

GMA to honor Hillsong with Lifetime Achievement Award

News image

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) annually presents special awards to...

READ MORE

Logos changes company name to Faithlife

News image

Logos Bible Software, the maker of the world’s leading Bible...

READ MORE

‘New York Times’ adds two faith-focused best-seller lists

News image

The New York Times Book Review recently announced changes to...

READ MORE

IVP to publish ‘one of the most important Christian artists of our day’

News image

InterVarsity Press (IVP) has announced the acquisition of three books...

READ MORE

WaterBrook Press to publish upcoming Rifqa Bary memoir

News image

Muslim-turned-Christian Rifqa Bary takes readers beyond the headlines of her...

READ MORE

U.S. retail sales pick up slightly in August

News image

Commerce Department figures announced Friday showed a 0.6% increase for...

READ MORE

‘Harbinger’ follow-up hits ‘New York Times’ list

News image

Jonathan Cahn’s The Mystery of the Shemitah (FrontLine) has charted simultaneously...

READ MORE

HCSB translation joins Blue Letter Bible site

News image

The full text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)...

READ MORE

Southern gospel event aims for record attendance

News image

Preparations are under way for the National Quartet Convention to...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a