C S Lewis in a Time of War

C S  Lewis in a Time of War

This book reveals a rich, previously untapped vein of Lewis's life and work that will intrigue his millions of fans.

Author: Justin Phillips

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780060881399

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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C. S. Lewis is universally recognized as one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century. A noted scholar, Lewis was able to reach a vast popular audience during his lifetime and continues to attract thousands of new readers every year. But how did Lewis first become a popular public figure? During the most desperate years of World War II, Lewis was asked by the British Broadcasting Corporation's recently created Home Service to give radio addresses on Christianity to a nation shaken by war. The choice was controversial. At first dismissed by critics as a layman who was unqualified to tackle such weighty issues, Lewis proved to be enormously persuasive. These radio talks were eventually published as Mere Christianity, which now ranks as one of the great classics of religious literature. This rich chapter in Lewis's life, which deals with his love-hate relationship with the "new" medium of broadcasting, has received little attention from biographers and commentators. Yet it was Lewis's work on the radio that made him a household name. By combining narrative skill and adroitly quoting from correspondence, Phillips captures Lewis's reservations, vexations, achievements, and, finally, his enormous success. C. S. Lewis in a Time of War is a fascinating look at how these talks were created and the enthusiastic response they generated at a time when bombing in London caused many radio stations to be evacuated. This book reveals a rich, previously untapped vein of Lewis's life and work that will intrigue his millions of fans.
Categories: Religion

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

Page: 240

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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

View: 570

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

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

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

View: 684

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

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

The Year of Our Lord 1943

The Year of Our Lord 1943

The Year of Our Lord 1943 tells the story of how five Christian intellectuals - Jacques Maritain, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis, W.H. Auden, and Simone Weil - sought to provide a plan for the moral and spiritual renewal of the Western democracies ...

Author: Alan Jacobs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190864651

Category:

Page: 280

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By early 1943, it had become increasingly clear that the Allies would win the Second World War. Around the same time, it also became increasingly clear to many Christian intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic that the soon-to-be-victorious nations were not culturally or morally prepared for their success. A war won by technological superiority merely laid the groundwork for a post-war society governed by technocrats. These Christian intellectuals-Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, and Simone Weil, among others-sought both to articulate a sober and reflective critique of their own culture and to outline a plan for the moral and spiritual regeneration of their countries in the post-war world. In this book, Alan Jacobs explores the poems, novels, essays, reviews, and lectures of these five central figures, in which they presented, with great imaginative energy and force, pictures of the very different paths now set before the Western democracies. Working mostly separately and in ignorance of one another's ideas, the five developed a strikingly consistent argument that the only means by which democratic societies could be prepared for their world-wide economic and political dominance was through a renewal of education that was grounded in a Christian understanding of the power and limitations of human beings. The Year of Our Lord 1943 is the first book to weave together the ideas of these five intellectuals and shows why, in a time of unprecedented total war, they all thought it vital to restore Christianity to a leading role in the renewal of the Western democracies.
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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

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

View: 539

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

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

View: 948

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

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

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

View: 341

Focuses on the age-old nature and consequences of temptation as experienced in a brand new world
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: 264

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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

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

Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity

The classic work contemplates life, religion, and humankind's place in the scheme of the universe. By the author of The Joyful Christian. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Touchstone Books

ISBN: 0684823780

Category: Religion

Page: 191

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Discusses the essence of Christian faith and the doctrine of the Trinity.
Categories: Religion