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Lanier Theological Library, Champion Forest Baptist Church Host Dr. Alister McGrath

HOUSTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Esteemed theologian and lecturer Dr. Alister McGrath will be in Houston this week to discuss the life and ministry of noted Anglican author C.S. Lewis. The presentation, " C.S. Lewis and the Post Modern Generation: His Message 50 Years Later," is being hosted by the Lanier Theological Library and Champion Forest Baptist Church.

The Houston event is one of only four such lectures in the United States, and will take place at the Champion Forest Baptist Church Family Life Center, 15555 Stuebner Airline Road, in Houston, Texas, on March 23 at 7:00 pm. Admission is free with required registration through the Lanier Theological Library website at www.laniertheologicallibrary.org.

In the lecture, Dr. McGrath will paint a definitive portrait of the life of C.S. Lewis and explore some especially interesting aspects of this creative genius. Dr. McGrath has thoroughly examined all of Lewis' writings, including recently published correspondence. Dr. McGrath provocatively challenges previously-held beliefs about the timing of Mr. Lewis's shift from atheism to theism and then to Christianity.

"We are so pleased to have the esteemed Dr. McGrath share his thoughts through this lecture," says Houston attorney Mark Lanier, founder of the Lanier Theological Library and The Lanier Law Firm. "Dr. McGrath, like C.S. Lewis himself, is an outside-the-box thinker who challenges all of us to broaden our views on theology."

An Irish theologian and priest, Dr. McGrath is Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at Kings College London and Head of the school's Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture. He has written many books on the interaction of science and faith and is the producer of the "Scientific Theology" project, encouraging a dialogue between the natural sciences and Christian theology. Dr. McGrath espouses evolutionary creation and was formerly an atheist.

The Lanier Theological Library is a growing resource for all students and scholars of the Bible in Northwest Houston. Within the library, one will find a comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, historical documents and artifacts with topics ranging from Church History and Biblical Studies to Egyptology and Linguistics. The Library regularly hosts events with noted authors, guest lecturers and researchers who will challenge all both academically and spiritually.

For more information, please contact Charles Mickey with the Lanier Theological Library at charlesmickey@lanierlibrary.org.



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