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C.S. Lewis and the Screwtape Letters

David Bates joins us in studio to discuss C.S. Lewis and his work, The Screwtape Letters

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About our drink: Vat 69

David Bates brought this from across the pond, as you can not get it here in the States. Vat 69 was the go-to scotch for Lewis, so it was very fitting for us to be sipping on the drink while talking about the Christian author.

The iconic Vat 69 bottle with its bulbous neck was introduced to the market and was not changed for about one hundred years. In 1882, William Sanderson prepared one hundred casks of blended whisky and hired a panel of experts to taste them. The batch from the cask (or “vat”) with number 69 was judged to be the best, and this provided the whisky’s brand name. The whisky was at first bottled in port bottles. In 1884, Sanderson bought the Glen Garioch distillery which was situated in the middle of a barley field. The distillery was meant to ensure the delivery of grain whisky.

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About our topic: 

C.S. Lewis was a British writer and theologian. He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

The Screwtape Letters is a Christian apologetic novel written in a satirical format where the plot and characters are used to address Christian theological issues, primarily those to do with temptation and resistance to it.

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Drinking: Vat 69

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Discussing C.S. Lewis and The Screwtape Letters

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Adam is the Vice President St. Michael Catholic Radio in Tulsa and the co-host of The Catholic Man Show.

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