Dr. Timothy Larsen presented three lectures on George MacDonald for the 2016-2017 Hansen Lectureship. The series is titled: The Rose Fire: George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles, and all lectures were in the Wade Center's Bakke Auditorium. The general theme of the whole series is how in his life, thought, and writings George MacDonald sought to counteract skepticism, unbelief, naturalism, and materialism, and to herald instead the reality of the miraculous, the supernatural, the wondrous, and the realm of the spirit.
Timothy Larsen is McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College, and an Honorary Research Fellow, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has been a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, and All Souls College, Oxford. His books include Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England (OUP, 2006), A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians (OUP, 2011), and The Slain God: Anthropologists and the Christian Faith (OUP, 2014). He is a Contributing Editor to Books & Culture, and articles of his have also appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, CNN, Christian Century, World, Christianity Today, The Tablet, Inside Higher Ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Wall Street Journal.
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