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New Credo Podcast! Why the Medieval Mind of C.S. Lewis Can Save Us From Modernity

C.S. Lewis has become a household name in contemporary culture. While many appreciate Lewis for The Chronicles of Narnia or Mere Christianity, most don’t realize the reason these works are so magnetic. C.S. Lewis was a medieval man with a medieval mind who spent his entire life teaching students the medieval world.

Throughout his life, Lewis saw a great contrast between the medieval world and the modern world, with significant disparities in views on God, creation, and core pillars of the Christian faith and virtue. For Lewis, modernity had disenchanted the cosmos, forfeiting the medieval world’s biblical commitment to participation in God, the one in whom we live, and move, and have our being. Lewis became a British Boethius, perpetuating classical thought against the threat of modern intellectual barbarians.

In this episode, Matthew Barrett talks with Jason Baxter on how the medieval mindset helps explain why we love C.S. Lewis so much.

Jason M. Baxter

Jason M. Baxter is a speaker, author, and college professor. He writes on the relevance of medieval thought and literature, and, especially, medieval theology and Dante. In his popular writing and lectures, he talks about the arts, travel and literature, technology and humanism, science and culture, and modernity in light of the ancient world.

Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett is the editor-in-chief of Credo Magazine, director of the Center for Classical Theology, and host of the Credo podcast. He is professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the author of several books, including Simply Trinity, which won the Christianity Today Book of the Year Award in Theology/Ethics. His new book is called The Reformation as Renewal: Retrieving the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. He is currently writing a Systematic Theology with Baker Academic.

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