Dr. C. Stephen Evans, University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor, has won the first prize in the C.S. Lewis Book Prize competition for his book Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments (Oxford University Press, 2010).
The C.S. Lewis Book Prize is given for the best book published in the philosophy of religion or philosophical theology for a general audience in the last five years. It is awarded by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and carries with it a cash award of $15,000. The prize is funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
The competition rules state that books considered for the C.S. Lewis Book Prize are judged on “quality of argumentation, importance of the positions argued for, level of accessibility to a general audience and stylistic or literary merits.”
Evans earned a BA from Wheaton College and MA and PhD degrees from Yale University. He has been a member of the Baylor faculty since 2001.