Will Vaus

The Island of His Birth

  • Mar 02, 2014
  • Will Vaus
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C. S. Lewis and the Island of His Birth provides a wonderful new addition to every C. S. Lewis fan and scholar’s library. The book is written by Sandy Smith, a Lewis scholar himself, hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Smith was in an ideal position to write this book since …

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Lewis – Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

  • Jan 03, 2013
  • Will Vaus
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In November, Will Vaus, author of four books on C. S. Lewis, sat down with Dr. Alister McGrath at Harris Manchester College Oxford to discuss his forthcoming biography on Lewis, intriguingly sub-titled: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet…. WV: C. S. Lewis, about whom you have now written a biography due out …

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Lewis's Appealing Christianity

  • May 08, 2012
  • Will Vaus
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How appealing is Lewis’s conception of Christianity as he presents it here? Has it clarified any theological confusions you may have had, or changed your own beliefs about how to live as a Christian? Do you think Lewis’s ideas about virtue and morality can be valuable for non-Christians? The first …

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Through the Wardrobe

  • Jan 22, 2011
  • Will Vaus
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The back cover of Through the Wardrobe (2010, by Herbie Brennan) invites the reader to: “Step through the wardrobe and into the imaginations of 16 friends of Aslan as they explore Narnia—from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to The Last Battle, from the heart of Caspian’s kingdom to …

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C. S. Lewis and his Mice

  • Nov 01, 2010
  • Will Vaus
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C. S. Lewis once wrote to one of his young readers: “I love real mice.  There are lots in my rooms in College but I have never set a trap.  When I sit up late working they poke their heads out from behind the curtains just as if they were …

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C. S. Lewis: His Literary Achievement

  • Apr 14, 2010
  • Will Vaus
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I have a confession to make: I do not often read secondary works on C. S. Lewis. This may sound strange, coming from someone who has now written three books on Lewis. However, one reason I don’t read more secondary works on Lewis is because it is almost always more …

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Illustrated Screwtape

  • Dec 12, 2009
  • Will Vaus
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When asked to write this review of The Illustrated Screwtape Letters I jumped at the chance. What was there to hesitate over? I love Lewis. I love books. This was a chance to get a free Lewis book. So I immediately said “Yes!” Now, where to start in such a …

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C.S. Lewis Sat Here

  • Aug 20, 2009
  • Will Vaus
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The first time I visited Oxford, in 1982, the porter at Magdalen College didn’t even recognize the name— C. S. Lewis. I had asked him if he could give me directions to Lewis’s former home in Headington Quarry. Obviously he could not and did not. Things have changed a lot …

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C. S. Lewis and a Sense of Place

  • Sep 29, 2008
  • Will Vaus
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The first time I visited England I was ten years old. My parents let me walk around London by myself armed with nothing more than a map, layered clothing appropriate to the sometimes damp and foggy weather, and good walking shoes. I still remember staring through the gates of Buckingham …

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Lewis and Stonehenge

  • Aug 15, 2008
  • Will Vaus
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Clyde Kilby, in C. S. Lewis: Images of His World, stated that C. S. Lewis was “fascinated by the ancient monument of Stonehenge, near Amesbury, Wiltshire”. Of course, countless people have been intrigued by Stonehenge because it is a 5000 year old mystery. What was the original purpose of this …

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