That it scants lewis the literary scholar is nearly my only complaint about alister mcgrath's cs lewis: a life mcgrath, a professor of theology at king's college london, writes in the. Cs lewis recommended the reading of old books in his introduction to athanasius' on the incarnation there is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by the professionals, and that the amateur should content himself with the modern books. C s lewis biography c s lewis was an acclaimed irish fantasy novelist and christian faith author, who wrote 'the chronicles of narnia' series read this biography to learn more about his profile, childhood, life and timeline. Cs lewis books christian authors one of the most well-known christians of the 20th century, clive staples lewis was a gifted novelist, academic, poet, and christian apologist. About cs lewis clive staples lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day he was a fellow and tutor in english literature at oxford university until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the chair of medieval and renaissance literature at.
His books include the quest for shakespeare, tolkien: man and myth, the unmasking of oscar wilde, c s lewis and the catholic church, literary converts, wisdom and innocence: a life of gk chesterton, solzhenitsyn: a soul in exile, and old thunder: a life of hilaire belloc. In honor of the 50th anniversary of c s lewis's death, the celebrated oxford don dr alister mcgrath presents us with a compelling and definitive portrait of the life of c s lewis, the author of the well-known narnia series. Nearly a quarter century after his death on nov 22, 1963, the popularity of cs lewis, who made his living as a literary scholar at oxford and cambridge but is better known for his apologetic and imaginative works of christian literature, refuses to wane. The show brought to you by rising image productions, an evening with cs lewis is based on the life and writings of cs lewis it is a heartwarming, funny and inspiring evening that will bring you closer to the man whose intellect and interests spanned from writing the children's classic, the lion, the witch and the wardrobe to the landmark.
She shared a friendship with cs lewis and even attended some meetings of the socratic club in oxford, of which lewis was the chairman her most well known christian apologetic work is the mind of the maker. Timeline of the life of cs lewis, from birth to death faith, in the sense in which i am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods. Cs lewis: biography best known for books like the screwtape letters and the enduringly popular chronicles of narnia series, cs lewis is one of the most influential writers of the twentieth. Sorry for the delay on this with christmas coming, life has been pretty crazy around the church in terms of your question, several years ago i taught an elective class on the writing and theology of cs lewis to a group of high school students.
Cs lewis: a life by alister mcgrath - review a theologian's biography of cs lewis argues that the author's enduring appeal is down to his middle-of-the-road christianity peter stanford. An outline of the life of c s lewis 1898 born clive staples lewis november 29 in belfast, northern ireland, to albert james lewis (1863-1929) and flora augusta hamilton lewis (1862-1908. Lewis's 25 christian books sold millions of copies, including the screwtape letters (1942), mere christianity (1952), the chronicles of narnia (1950-56), the great divorce (1946), and the.
For people who might wonder if we need another biography of c s lewis, mcgrath's crisp, insightful, and at times quite original portrait of the celebrated oxford christian will change their minds. In the classic mere christianity, cs lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of christian faith stand together. A burgeoning movement is occurring in evangelical literature today in connection with the vast popularity of works by such writers as jrr tolkien and cs lewis. The life and faith of cs lewis trailer the life and faith of cs lewis - 3m 47s narrated by academy award-winner ben kingsley, this multi-award-winning program is the most complete portrait of the world-renowned author considered by many to be the greatest christian writer of the 20th century.
C s lewis is a beloved writer and thinker and arguably the most important christian intellectual of the twentieth century his groundbreaking children's series the chronicles of narnia, lucid nonfiction titles such as mere christianity and the problem of pain, and thought-provoking fiction, including the screwtape letters and the great divorce, have become trusted compan. The relevance of cs lewis philip vander elst about the author philip vander elst is a freelance writer and lecturer who has spent nearly 30 years in politics and journalism, and now works with areopagus ministries. The official website for c s lewis browse a complete collection of his books, sign up for a monthly enewsletter, find additional resources, and more. In his 1945 book, the great divorce, cs lewis made this statement and as a christian apologist and philosopher myself, it takes me back to the hours of studying and thinking at my desk over the moral argument and the euthyphro dilemma.
The enduring legacy of cs lewis - it has been 50 years since the death of cs lewis, and his popularity continues to grow his books have sold over 200 million copies and continue to influence christians and non-christians alike this half-day seminar is designed to examine four facets of the. C s lewis (1966) surprised by joy: the shape of my early life, houghton mifflin harcourt a man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to bach or reading plato in a state of pride. On the 50th anniversary of his death, this new c s lewis biography succeeds in deepening the appeal of his worksthe most abiding gift of c s lewis: a life is its fierce curiosity about the novels, letters, and books of popular philosophy that are lewis' most substantial legacy. Cs lewis, in full clive staples lewis, (born november 29, 1898, belfast, ireland [now in northern ireland]—died november 22, 1963, oxford, oxfordshire, england), irish-born scholar, novelist, and author of about 40 books, many of them on christian apologetics, including the screwtape letters and mere christianity.