Cs lewis begins his book, mere christianity, by introducing the law of right and wrong or the laws of naturethis, however, arises a question. 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. Best known as a christian apologist, cs lewis argued for a reason-based christianity rather than a faith-based christianity this is a curious decision on his part because, first, traditional christianity is unquestionably faith-based, and second, lewis' conversion had more to do with his. The young christian should be very careful what he reads, and those in positions of authority (pastors, teachers, parents) should be very careful what they recommend others to read (dr tony baxter, the enigma of cs lewis, crn journal, winter 1998, christian research network, colchester, united kingdom, p 30. From 1925 to 1954 c s lewis was a tutor and lecturer at magdalen college at oxford lewis lost four different professorships while at oxford, and so in 1954 he moved to take the chair of medieval and renaissance literature at rival magdalene college at cambridge university, where he remained until 1963.
Mere christianity by cs lewis reviewed in behalf of the fool (1979) it was suggested to the fool some time ago that cs lewis' book mere christianity is a good book for an unbeliever to read to establish a rational basis for belief in christianity. A christian for all christians essays in honor of cs lewis [andrew walker, james patrick] free shipping on qualifying offers this collection of essays compiled by the cs lewis centre aims to continue lewis task of communicating and explicating the problems of the modern world in light of the gospel. Peter escalante briefly mentioned c s lewis's theory of punishment in his recent postprof lewis's thoughts on that matter can be found in his essay, the humanitarian theory of punishment, published in god in the dock and available online here. The weight of glory the weight of glory by cs lewisby cs lewis preached originally as a sermon in the christian faith indeed, if we consider the.
In god in the dock, a collection of essays by c s lewis, i stumbled upon an essay called what christmas means to me (pp 304-305) below are the opening and closing paragraphs of this essay: three things go by the name of christmas one is a religious festival this is important and. Christian research institute our mission: to provide christians worldwide with carefully researched information and well-reasoned answers that encourage them in their faith and equip them to intelligently represent it to people influenced by ideas and teachings that assault or undermine orthodox, biblical christianity. A christian for all christians explores the influence and friendships that helped shape c s lewis an oxford don and cambridge professor, lewis was also a witty lecturer, a christian apologist, moral philosopher, beer lover, literary critic, medieval scholar, pipe smoker, poet, and fantasy writer. 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.
A christian for all christians: essays in honor of cs lewis [andrew walker] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers /dr andrew walker and dr james patrick, editors /read by robi. Several c s lewis societies exist around the world, including one which was founded in oxford in 1982 to discuss papers on the life and works of lewis and the other inklings, and generally appreciate all things lewisian. Cs lewis also used his three science fiction novels to promote christian ideas: out of the silent planet (1938), perelandra (1943), and that hideous strength (1945) these arent nearly so popular as his other works, however, and arent generally discussed.
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. This page is designed to help make writings on and by cs lewis available to those without easy access to a university library many of the links connect you to scanned, published books and articles made available by google books (often 75% of content. Through the use of christian symbolism, conflicts, and imagery, c s lewis implements his religious background into his literary works within the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe, c s lewis creates a question in the reader's mind on whether or not the story was meant to symbolize a christian allegory. Ii abstract the purpose of this thesis is to analyze how cs lewis and jrr tolkien created mythology that is fundamentally christian but in vastly different ways. A christian for all christians essays in honor of c s lewis continuity and discontinuity (essays in honor of s lewis , fulfillment by amazon (fba.
Cs lewis, the beloved writer of such christian classics as mere christianity and the screwtape letters, has come to logosanalyzing such wide ranging subjects as the idea of love in medieval literature or the reign of relativism among the post-christian west, lewis' works have touched audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Cs lewis, a tried and true briton, saw democracy rightly—a flawed system, but one that best accounted for the flaws of the individuals who make it up in his essay entitled equality, published originally in the spectator (august 27, 1943) and now part of the collection present concerns , lewis outlines why he supported democracy. There's hardly a christian i know who hasn't been influenced by the writings of cs lewis and now, through the cs lewis foundation many more generations will benefit from lewis' life and ministry. Cs lewis: christian apologist included in the 10 most influential christians of the 20th century alongside karl barth, pope john xxiii, martin luther king jr, and billy graham, the christian history magazine named him the atheist scholar who became an anglican, an apologist, and a 'patron saint' of christians everywhere.
The prolific author of persuasive religious polemics, allegorical fiction, and literary criticism, c s lewis is considered among the most brilliant and influential christian writers of the. A christian for all christians: essays in honor of cs lewis audible audiobook - unabridged robin lawson (narrator), edited by dr andrew walker (author), dr james patrick (author), inc blackstone audio (publisher) & 1 more.
Get this from a library a christian for all christians : essays in honor of cs lewis [c s lewis andrew walker james patrick robin lawson] -- more than thirty years since his death, the legacy of cs lewis continues to interest and to influence thousands. This is a blog to discuss philosophy, chess, politics, c s lewis, or whatever it is that i'm in the mood to discuss. In cs lewis's the great divorce we see what an individualist hell might look like hell, in the great divorce, is a series of individuals who have been given the ability to manifest their greatest internal desire: to define reality for themselves and have absolute sovereignty within their own realms.