William O’Flaherty

Digitized Lewis

  • Mar 23, 2015
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C.S. Lewis wrote many books in a wide variety of subjects. Sadly, some people are only familiar with his material defending the Christian faith and others focus on his Narnia stories or just the fact that he wrote content related to his profession. What if you wanted to collect all his …

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Lewis as Preacher – A 75th Anniversary Reflection

  • Jul 04, 2014
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2013 was the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s death, but did you know that this year is the 75th anniversary of his first sermon? During his life he preached more than seven sermons. Most of them were adapted into articles and published in his lifetime. The following summarizes what is known.

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Jack in Retrospect Monthly – December

  • Dec 06, 2013
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This is the twelfth and final article in a series of reflections on C.S. Lewis by examining a variety of personal and public events that occurred over the years during his life and significant happenings (usually books published) since his death in 1963. None of Lewis’s books were released for …

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Jack in Retrospect Monthly – November

  • Nov 04, 2013
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This month marks the 50th anniversary date of Lewis’s death. He died the same day John F. Kennedy was assassinated, November 22, 1963. It was also this month that Lewis was born in 1898. On November 29, 1954, his fifty-sixth birthday, he gave his inaugural lecture at Cambridge. Two more …

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Jack in Retrospect Monthly – October

  • Sep 29, 2013
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Last month’s installment reflecting on Lewis’s life over the years showcased a period of enviable production. October, while not having as high of an output, would nevertheless be equally desirable for any other author to have accomplished over the span of an entire lifetime. The debut Narnia book arrived this …

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Jack in Retrospect Monthly – September

  • Sep 03, 2013
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Calling the month of September an unusually productive period for C.S. Lewis would almost be like calling winter a cold season. Three of his Narnia books were published over the years this month, along with the first of his science fiction stories, his second poetry book and a landmark book …

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Jack in Retrospect Monthly – August

  • Aug 02, 2013
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Significant happenings in C.S. Lewis’s life during the month of August over the years include: the death of his mother, his radio debut, publication of the final science fiction work and the last radio series fives years before his own death. Florence Augusta Hamilton Lewis In the previous column it …

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Jack in Retrospect Monthly – July

  • Jul 02, 2013
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Key events in the life of C.S. Lewis over the years for the month of July include: his most famous non-fiction work, a meditation from an unlikely place, inspiration for a devilish series of letters and the death of his wife. To call Mere Christianity a ground breaking book that …

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Jack in Retrospect Monthly – June

  • Jun 03, 2013
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His most famous sermon, a brother’s birthday, the first letter to a long-time friend and accepting a new teaching position highlight the month of June for C.S. Lewis. Lewis is known for his books as a children’s author, Christian apologist and a literary critic. While there are those who are …

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Jack in Retrospect Monthly – May

  • May 03, 2013
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The first Christian book, first academic title, last apologetic work and a Narnian prequel top the list of books published during Lewis’s lifetime in the month of May. Two more books were also released after his death this month and his first claim to fame in the U.S. had its …

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