Michael Ward, PhD

Michael Ward


Office Address: ATWD I
Phone: (281) 649-3383

Professor of Apologetics
Director, C.S. Lewis Centre, Oxford, England


  • PhD, Divinity, University of St Andrews
  • MA, Theology, University of Cambridge
  • MA, English Language and Literature, University of Oxford

Courses Taught

  • C.S. Lewis and Imaginative Apologetics
  • Literature and Apologetics

Teaching Focus

Dr Ward’s principal area of research is in theological imagination, particularly the intersection between narrative art and the expression of Christian experience and Christian doctrine.  Within this framework he has a special interest in theodicy.


Selected books
  • C.S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner, edited with Peter S. Williams (Wipf & Stock, 2016)
  • The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis, edited with Robert MacSwain (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008; paperback edition, 2010)
  • Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why it Matters What Christians Believe, edited with Ben Quash (Hendrickson, 2007)
Selected essays
  • 'The Tragedy is in the Pity: C.S. Lewis and the Song of the Goat’ in Christian Theology and Tragedy, ed. T. Kevin Taylor & Giles Waller (Ashgate, 2012)
  • ‘The Good Serves the Better and Both the Best: C.S. Lewis on Imagination and Reason in Apologetics’ in Imaginative Apologetics: Theology, Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition, ed. Andrew Davison (SCM Press, 2011)
  • ‘C.S. Lewis’ in The Heart of Faith: Following Christ in the Church of England ed. Andrew Atherstone (Lutterworth, 2008)
  • ‘Christianity and Film’ in Christ and Culture in Dialogue, ed. Angus Menuge (Concordia Academic Press, 1999)
Other publications can be found listed at: www.michaelward.net

Awards and Honors

Dr. Ward has an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Hillsdale College, Michigan (2015).  He received the 2011 Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies, given by the Mythopoeic Society, for his book Planet Narnia. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Wade Center, Wheaton College, Illinois, and a trustee of the G.K. Chesterton Library, Oxford, England.  He is an editorial board member of Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review; The Journal of Inklings Studies; and Sehnsucht: The C.S. Lewis Journal