C S Lewis Mere Christianity

C  S  Lewis   Mere Christianity

[17] Walter Hooper, C. S. Lewis:A Companion and Guide (New York:
HarperCollins, 1996), 305. See alsoC.S.Lewis, Broadcast Talks, 26. [18] Letter
from Eric Fenn to C. S. Lewis, August 21, 1941. See Phillips,C. S. Lewisina Time
of War, 124.

Author: Paul McCusker

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781624053696

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Mere Christianity is one of the best books of Christian apologetics ever written. Arguably, no book other than the Bible itself has had as much influence for the cause of the gospel over the past 60 years. The story of how that message came to be created, during the rigors of World War II in England, is fascinating in and of itself. But it also addresses a very important question: How do we present the gospel effectively to a culture that has Christian foundations but has become largely secularized and ignorant of biblical truth? C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity develops the circumstances of Lewis’s life and the inner workings of the BBC. It also goes into greater detail about life in the middle of war against Nazi Germany, and Lewis’s series of broadcasts that extended into 1944.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Cambridge Companion to C S Lewis

The Cambridge Companion to C  S  Lewis

Lewis's strongest argument against pacifism is quite simply that war is a 'fact' of
life. ... In his wonderful sermon 'Learning in War-time' Lewis struck what I take to
be a note for such an understanding of non-violence by insisting that war does
not ...

Author: Robert MacSwain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521884136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

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A comprehensive 2010 single-volume study surveying C. S. Lewis's career as an academic, Christian thinker, and creative writer.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sehnsucht The C S Lewis Journal

Sehnsucht  The C  S  Lewis Journal

52 Lewis' faith provided him with a moral framework to justify his participation in
the war and in supporting the Allied effort. ... For additional information on the
broadcasts, see Justin Phillips, C. S. Lewis in a Time of War: The World War II ...

Author: Grayson Carter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725247642

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, established by the Arizona C. S. Lewis Society in 2007, is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of C. S. Lewis and his writings published anywhere in the world. It exists to promote literary, theological, historical, biographical, philosophical, bibliographical and cultural interest (broadly defined) in Lewis and his writings. The journal includes articles, review essays, book reviews, film reviews and play reviews, bibliographical material, poetry, interviews, editorials, and announcements of Lewis-related conferences, events and publications. Its readership is aimed at academic scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as learned non-scholars and Lewis enthusiasts. At this time, Sehnsucht is published once a year.
Categories: Religion

War of the Fantasy Worlds

War of the Fantasy Worlds

This investigation focuses on C.S. Lewis's and J.R.R. Tolkien's contrasting views of art and imagination, which are key to understanding and interpreting their fantasy works, providing insight into their goals, themes, and techniques, as ...

Author: Martha C. Sammons

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313362828

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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This investigation focuses on C.S. Lewis's and J.R.R. Tolkien's contrasting views of art and imagination, which are key to understanding and interpreting their fantasy works, providing insight into their goals, themes, and techniques, as well as an appreciation of the value and impact of their mythologies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Weight of Glory

Weight of Glory

The classic Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World War Two.

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061950289

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The classic Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World War Two. The nine addresses in Weight of Glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the Christian faith during a time of great doubt.
Categories: Religion

The Weight of Glory A Collection of Lewis Most Moving Addresses

The Weight of Glory  A Collection of Lewis    Most Moving Addresses

Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses show the beloved author and theologian bringing hope and courage in a time of great doubt.

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007532810

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses show the beloved author and theologian bringing hope and courage in a time of great doubt.
Categories: Religion

C S Lewis Remembered

C  S  Lewis Remembered

How did his influence and teaching create a legacy that has influenced educators since? C. S. Lewis Remembered is a collection of interviews and essays that offer personal perspectives on Lewis the teacher and Lewis the man.

Author:

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310559894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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What was it like to have C. S. Lewis as a teacher? Most people know C. S. Lewis through his writings, but in his lifetime he was first and foremost a teacher. Now those who were influenced by what they learned from his teaching offer a unique view of one of the most influential Christian writers of all time. What was it like to study under C. S. Lewis when he taught at Oxford and Cambridge? How did his influence and teaching create a legacy that has influenced educators since? C. S. Lewis Remembered is a collection of interviews and essays that offer personal perspectives on Lewis the teacher and Lewis the man. These recollections portray him in all his humanity: both the irascibility and the brilliance, both the ferocity of his intellectual precision and the eagerness of his curiosity. Some of this book’s contributors chose to study with Lewis because of his Christian faith. Others admired him as a scholar but never shared Lewis’s interest in religion. Still others shared his “mere Christianity” but differed with him over his Protestantism. But all of them came into contact with Lewis when they were young adults, whether they were students, colleagues, or those who knew him informally as a teacher. Many of them followed in his footsteps and became educators as well. Former students such as W. Brown Patterson, Peter Milward, and Peter Bayley talk about what it was like to study under Lewis. A recent lecture by Walter Hooper and essays by such noted scholars as Barbara Reynolds offer additional insight on Lewis and his influence. Also included are pieces by Lewis’s godson, Lawrence Harwood; a transcript of an interview with Owen Barfield, a friend who knew Lewis from the time Lewis returned to Oxford after World War I and who played an important role in Lewis’s shift from atheism to belief in God; and a hitherto unpublished sketch of Lewis by Mary Shelley Neylan. In addition, an article that appeared in SF Horizons, a magazine for science fiction fans, offers a transcript of a taped conversation between C. S. Lewis, Kingsley Amis, and Brian Aldiss.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Leading Lives that Matter

Leading Lives that Matter

LEWIS. "Learning. in. War-Time". Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) taught
literature for many years at Oxford University in England. This selection is a
sermon he delivered to students in a chapel service there on October 22, 1939.
The Second ...

Author: Mark R. Schwehn

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802832563

Category: Religion

Page: 545

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"Leading Lives That Matter" draws together a wide range of texts -- including fiction, autobiography, and philosophy -- offering challenge and insight to those who are thinking about what to do with their lives. Instead of giving prescriptive advice, Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass approach the subject of vocation as an ongoing conversation. They include in this conversation some of the Western tradition's best writings on human life -- its meaning, purpose, and significance -- ranging from ancient Greek poetry to contemporary fiction. Including Leo Tolstoy's novella "The Death of Ivan Ilych" as an extended epilogue, this volume will help readers clarify and deepen how they think about their own lives.
Categories: Religion

C S Lewis and a Problem of Evil

C  S  Lewis and a Problem of Evil

But, in spite of all of war's horrors, Lewis writes, “I am surprised that I did not
dislike the army more. ... He realized that events that occur in time cannot be fully
understood in the moment oftheir occurrence; the passage of time can produce
fresh ...

Author: Jerry Root

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630878399

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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C. S. Lewis was concerned about an aspect of the problem of evil he called subjectivism: the tendency of one's perspective to move towards self-referentialism and utilitarianism. In C. S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil, Jerry Root provides a holistic reading of Lewis by walking the reader through all of Lewis's published work as he argues Lewis's case against subjectivism. Furthermore, the book reveals that Lewis consistently employed fiction to make his case, as virtually all of his villains are portrayed as subjectivists. Lewis's warnings are prophetic; this book is not merely an exposition of Lewis, it is also a timely investigation into the problem of evil.
Categories: Religion

Collected Letters

Collected Letters

This three-volume collection brings together the best of C.S. Lewis's letters - some published for the first time. This second volume covers the years from 1931-1949, charting Lewis' emergence as a great Christian thinker and apologist.

Author: Clive Staples Lewis

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: UVA:X004771234

Category: Authors, English

Page: 1132

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This three-volume collection brings together the best of C.S. Lewis's letters - some published for the first time. This second volume covers the years from 1931-1949, charting Lewis' emergence as a great Christian thinker and apologist. C.S. Lewis was a most prolific letter writer and his personal correspondence reveals much of his private life, reflections, friendships and feelings. This collection, carefully chosen and arranged by Walter Hooper, is the most extensive ever published. In this great and important collection are the letters Lewis wrote to J.R.R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, Owen Barfield, Arthur C. Clarke, Sheldon Vanauken and Dom Bede Griffiths. To some particular friends, such as Dorothy L. Sayers, Lewis wrote over fifty letters alone. The letters deal with all of Lewis's interests: theology, literary criticism, poetry, fantasy, children's stories as well as revealing his relationships with family members and friends. The second volume begins with Lewis quietly trying to lead a Christian life and writing his first major work of literary history, The Allegory of Love. He was unknown during the 1930s and at this time wrote some of his finest letters, mainly to his brother Warren and to his boyhood friend Arthur Greeves. Then he is 'discovered' by the BBC and the publishers Geoffrey Bles, resulting in the most popular works of Christian apologetics ever written. C.S. Lewis became a household name and from the 1940s onwards some of his greatest theological letters were written.
Categories: Authors, English

C S Lewis s Mere Christianity

C  S  Lewis s Mere Christianity

No one has surveyed the reception history of "Mere Christianity" as well as Marsden has done here, and given the enduring popularity and influence of the book, this is a task well worth doing.

Author: George M. Marsden

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691202471

Category: History

Page: 280

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The life and times of C. S. Lewis's modern spiritual classic Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis's eloquent defense of the Christian faith, originated as a series of BBC radio talks broadcast during the dark days of World War Two. Here is the story of the extraordinary life and afterlife of this influential and inspiring book. George Marsden describes how Lewis gradually went from being an atheist to a committed Anglican—famously converting to Christianity in 1931 after conversing into the night with his friends J. R. R. Tolkien and Hugh Dyson—and how his plainspoken case for Christianity went on to become one of the most beloved spiritual books of all time.
Categories: History

C S Lewis A Life

C  S  Lewis    A Life

The audience was large and attentive; the mood was subdued and sombre; the
preacher's topic was “None Other Gods: Culture in War Time”; the preacher was
C. S. Lewis. By all accounts, it was a powerful defence of the academic life in the
 ...

Author: Alister McGrath

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414382529

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Winner (Non-Fiction)! Fifty years after his death, C. S. Lewis continues to inspire and fascinate millions. His legacy remains varied and vast. He was a towering intellectual figure, a popular fiction author who inspired a global movie franchise around the world of Narnia, and an atheist-turned-Christian thinker. In C.S. Lewis—A Life, Alister McGrath, prolific author and respected professor at King’s College of London, paints a definitive portrait of the life of C. S. Lewis. After thoroughly examining recently published Lewis correspondence, Alister challenges some of the previously held beliefs about the exact timing of Lewis’s shift from atheism to theism and then to Christianity. He paints a portrait of an eccentric thinker who became an inspiring, though reluctant, prophet for our times. You won’t want to miss this fascinating portrait of a creative genius who inspired generations.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Spirits in Bondage

Spirits in Bondage

@Published in 1919 when Lewis was only twenty, these early poems give an insight into the author's youthful agnosticism.

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596053724

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

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@Published in 1919 when Lewis was only twenty, these early poems give an insight into the author's youthful agnosticism. The poems are written in various metrical forms, but are unified by a central idea, expressing his conviction that nature was malevolent and beauty the only true spirituality. Preface by Walter [email protected]@
Categories: Poetry

That Hideous Strength

That Hideous Strength

Dr. Ransom enters the increasingly pressing conflict between science and ethics and embarks on a mysterious journey

Author: C.S. Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684833675

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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Dr. Ransom enters the increasingly pressing conflict between science and ethics and embarks on a mysterious journey
Categories: Fiction

C S Lewis in Context

C S  Lewis in Context

H. G. Wells idealistically called the conflict "the war to end war" and became
excited enough to lay aside his agnosticism; his Mr. ... at a time when "two 'liberal'
forces were powerfully coinciding in England" — the first a conviction of the value
of classical and English ... Almost every literate man had read William Morris's
The Well at the World's End — C. S. Lewis was reading it in 1917 just before he
went ...

Author: Doris T. Myers

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873386175

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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C. S. Lewis in Context approaches Lewis' fiction through the linguistic controversies of his day, & develops a framework within which to evaluate his works & clarify his literary contributions. This valuable study will appeal to literary & linguistic scholars as well as to general enthusiasts of Lewis' fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

C S Lewis

C S Lewis

By that time, Britain had been at war with Germany for nearly two and a half years
. Lewis's success in gaining a scholarship at University College was a decisive
moment for his future. The goal of an academic life now seemed achievable, ...

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745957258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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An Oxford student of C.S. Lewis's said he found his new tutor interesting, and was told by J.R.R. Tolkien, 'Interesting? Yes, he's certainly that. You'll never get to the bottom of him.' You can learn a great deal about people by their friends and nowhere is this more true than in the case of C.S. Lewis, the remarkable academic, author, populariser of faith - and creator of Narnia. He lost his mother early in life, and became estranged from his father, much to his regret. Throughout his life, key relationships mattered deeply to him, from his early days in the north of Ireland and his schooldays in England, as still a teenager in the trenches of World War One, and then later in Oxford. The friendships he cultivated throughout his life proved to be vital, influencing his thoughts, his beliefs and his writings. What did Arthur Greeves, a life-long friend from his adolescence, bring to him? How did J.R.R. Tolkien, and the other members of the now famous Inklings, shape him? Why, in his early twenties, did he move in with a single mother twice his age, Janie Moore, and live with her for so many years until her death? And why did he choose to marry so late? What of the relationship with his alcoholic and gifted brother, who eventually joined his unusual household? In this sparkling new biography, which draws on material not previously published, Colin Duriez brings C.S. Lewis and his friendships to life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

C S Lewis Poetry and the Great War 1914 1918

C S  Lewis  Poetry  and the Great War 1914 1918

For a briefer biography, there is one (of almost sixty pages, by the present author)
in The C.S. Lewis Readers' Encyclopedia, edited by Schultz and West (1998). It is
now time to consider Jack in the contexts provided by the previous chapters of ...

Author: John Bremer

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739171523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

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This book presents a realistic and unromantic account of the early years of C.S. Lewis as revealed in ‘Spirits in Bondage’ and its surrounding events. It calls for a re-appraisal of Lewis himself, not as a ‘soldier-poet’ but as a young, ruthless and ambitious would-be academic, using others—his father, his university, his mistress—to further his own ends. It throws into stark relief his later conversion.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Perelandra

Perelandra

Focuses on the age-old nature and consequences of temptation as experienced in a brand new world

Author: C.S. Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684833651

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Focuses on the age-old nature and consequences of temptation as experienced in a brand new world
Categories: Fiction

Out of the Silent Planet

Out of the Silent Planet

Dr. Ransom is abducted to the eerie red planet, Malacandra, where his escape and flight endanger both his life and his chances of ever returing to Earth

Author: C.S. Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684833644

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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Dr. Ransom is abducted to the eerie red planet, Malacandra, where his escape and flight endanger both his life and his chances of ever returing to Earth
Categories: Fiction

The A Z of C S Lewis

The A Z of C S  Lewis

War for him was an image of a permanent cosmic war between good and evil. In “
Learning in War-Time”* he commented: “War creates no absolutely new situation;
it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ...

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745957890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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This fascinating volume brings together all the aspects of C S Lewis's life and thought. It will delight anyone who is interested in C S Lewis and wants to learn more about him. Arranged in alphabetical order The A-Z of C S Lewis begins with The Abolition of Man a book written in 1943 and described by Lewis as almost my favourite to Wormwood, a character in The Screwtape Letters. Lewis's work is widely known and regarded, but enthusiasts are often only aware of one small part his children's stories and his popular theology and yet he wrote so much more, including science fiction and literary criticism. This is an enormously readable and attractive work that will be read time and time again.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography