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. The life and writings of c s lewis takes you through the unique and diverse legacy of one of western literature's most beloved authors these insightful lectures are delivered by award-winning professor louis markos under his expert guidance, explore the wealth of moral lessons and spiritual allegories behind virtually the entire lewis canon, from mere christianity to the screwtape letters. Lewis s defense of christianity was colorfully varied — the subjects he covered ranged widely, including christianity and literature, christianity and culture, ethics, futility, church music, modern theology and biblical criticism, the psalms, and petitionary prayer. The narnia series was written in the 1950s, when lewis was a high-powered oxford professor and perhaps the 20th century’s most famous convert to christianity good and evil in narnia the narnia code the problem of evil in narnia.
Cs lewis: life, works, and legacy praeger perspectives bruce l edwards, a rhetoric of reading: c s lewis's defense of western literacy center for the study of christian values in literature, 1986. In 1962, the christian century magazine published cs lewis’s answer to the question, “what books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life”here is cs lewis’s list of his top ten books, not including the bible. Cs lewis is recognized as a christian lay apologist, a writer of children’s books, an adept novelist and fantasist, and a literary scholar and logician, still eliciting strong reactions, favorable or unfavorable, from his readers.
Lay theologian and christian apologist whose impact and influence the c s lewis foundation is dedicated to living the the invasion of german military that started the world war ii legacy of c s lewis and promoting christian thought in an analysis of the underlying difference between the cabinet in the united kingdom and united states the academic world and the culture at large literature adds. Between 1933 and his death in 1963, cs lewis wrote books including the seven volume chronicles of narnia, the screwtape letters, the great divorce, and mere christianity, that nudged atheists and agnostics toward the faith, and encouraged and nurtured believers. 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. 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. As lewis scholar michael travers has noted, lewis viewed evangelism as the main purpose of a christian’s life  lewis’ literary career can be viewed as an extended exercise in evangelism not only in his explicitly theological books, but also in his literature, lewis wanted to translate christianity into popular language for ordinary.
He was a fellow and tutor in english literature at oxford university until 1954, when he was unanimously more about cs lewis bestselling books: mere christianity , chronicles of narnia box set , the screwtape letters. Cs lewis was a twentieth-century novelist, christian apologist, and lay theologian today marks the 50th anniversary of his death you can find more resources on cs lewis here november 22, 1963, the date of president kennedy’s assassination, was also the day cs lewis died seven years. Cs lewis stands as one of the most influential christians of the twentieth century his commitment to the life of the mind and the life of the heart is evident in classics like the chronicles of narnia and mere christianity—books that illustrate the unbreakable connection between rigorous. C s lewis’s chronicles of narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels, are known for their strong, christian message they are considered to be the essence of english middle-class values it may. 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.
Most popularly known as the author of the children's classic the chronicles of narnia, c s lewis was also a prolific poet, essayist, novelist, and christian writerhis most famous work, the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe, while known as a children's book is often read as a christian allegory and remains to this day one of his best-loved works. Literature with c s lewis 6 from 1917 to 1919 lewis published his first work, dymer, in the year 1926when his father died in 1929 lewis became a theist, but not a christian. Cs lewis biography cs lewis was an author, essayist and christian apologist he is best known for his children’s classic series – the chronicles of narnia clive staples lewis was born on 29 november 1898 and lived until 22 november 1963. 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.
Cs lewis biography author (1898–1963) cs lewis was a prolific irish writer and scholar best known for his 'chronicles of narnia' fantasy series and his pro-christian texts. 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 mcgrath’s biography promises to introduce new readers to. Introduction: last fall 2011 on sabbatical, i had the privilege of being a scholar in residence at the kilns, c s lewis’s old home in an outlying residential area called risinghurst, just about three miles from oxford and oxford university. C s lewis excelled at plumbing the depths of the human heart, both the good and the bad, the beautiful and the corrupt from science fiction and fantasy to essays, letters, and works of apologetics, lewis has offered a wealth of insight into how to live the christian life.
Thinkstock nov 22, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of john f kennedy what often gets lost in the historical conversation is that c s lewis died the same day. Christianity today said lewis has come to be the aquinas, the augustine, and the aesop of contemporary evangelicalism (still surprised by lewis, christianity today, 9/7/98) wheaton college sponsored a lecture series on cs lewis, and eerdmans published the pilgrim’s guide to cs lewis.