Dr. Alister McGrath, professor of historical theology at Oxford University, has released free audio lectures from Wycliffe Hall‘s summer school program. These fascinating lectures begin by briefly defining Christian “apologetics” and then proceed to pithy presentations on using various genres of literature apologetically. With British wit and humor Dr. McGrath explores the question, “In what ways can Christians use literature to explain and defend the Gospel?”
(I have had a few difficulties downloading and streaming the audio files directly from Oxford’s site, so I have provided an alternate download of all 6 lectures for you to use if the links below do not work.)
Lecture 1a: What is Apologetics? And using stories apologetically.
Lecture 1b: More on using stories apologetically.
Lecture 2a: Using Poetry and Detective Novels Apologetically.
Lecture 2b: More on Using Poetry and Detective Novels Apologetically.
Lecture 3a: C.S. Lewis and Tolkien.
Lecture 3b: More on C.S. Lewis and Tolkien.