Christmas

Christmas Racket

  • Dec 23, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
  • 1 Comment

It seems to me that the Christmas season is not a time of hope, peace, joy, or love – not in the expectant sense of advent promise. C.S. Lewis says that he sent no cards out and gave no presents (except to children) because of the “commercial racket” that is …

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Word Pictures for the Word Who Became Flesh

  • Dec 12, 2011
  • David C. Downing
  • 1 Comment

“God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.” That concise statement by the apostle Paul (2 Corinthians 5:19a) has kept theologians busy for nearly two thousand years, trying to understand what exactly is being affirmed in the Christian doctrines of the Incarnation and the Atonement. C. S. Lewis never …

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A Review of The Narnia Code

  • Jan 10, 2011
  • Charlie W. Starr
  • 3 Comments

Scholars are required to write lengthy, heavily footnoted tomes, carefully and logically presented, with not even the slightest minutiae left uncovered. In the case of Michael Ward’s first book, Planet Narnia, the task was made more difficult by his need to prove a radical and controversial claim: that there is …

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Thoughts on the Third Narnia Film

  • Dec 09, 2010
  • Devin Brown
  • 33 Comments

“It is perhaps not possible in a long tale to please everybody at all points, nor to displease everybody at the same points; for I find from the letters that I have received that the passages or chapters that are to some a blemish are all by others specially approved.” …

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Echoes of Eden

  • Nov 10, 2009
  • Jerram Barrs
  • 3 Comments

by Jerram Barrs I want to begin by explaining why I chose this title. First, we go back all the way to Lewis’ childhood. From a very early age Lewis had loved fairy stories, legends and myths. He delighted particularly in the myths of the Norsemen – the sagas of …

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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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Conversations with C.S. Lewis

  • Aug 04, 2009
  • Robert Velarde
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Robert Velarde is author of Conversations with C.S. Lewis (IVP, 2008), a creative book that uses an imaginary conversation with C.S. Lewis as its main premise. In so doing, Velarde enlivens episodes of Lewis’s life by using much of what Lewis wrote about to fuel the conversation between Lewis and …

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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys

  • May 25, 2009
  • Louis Markos
  • 2 Comments

There are few characters in literature who embody positive goodness more powerfully than Aslan. In his presence, the children feel at once a sense of joy and fear, an ecstasy mingled with terror, an intimation of both the actively sublime and the passively beautiful. Aslan is neither a pretty object …

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Planet Narnia Spin, Spun Out

  • May 13, 2009
  • Devin Brown
  • 38 Comments

In both his book and in his essay here on cslewis.com, Michael Ward lists me as someone who holds a different position than he does on the mixture of images Lewis uses in The Chronicles of Narnia, and so I am happy to have been invited to present another point …

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Far, Far Out and Further In: The Postmodern Narnia

  • Feb 09, 2009
  • Rupert Loydell
  • 4 Comments

Laura Miller’s The Magician’s Book is that very postmodern thing, a book about books, a personal account of how she first read, then abandoned C.S. Lewis’ Narnia tales, before recently returning to reconsider her reaction now to the books she once loved, and attempt to engage and deconstruct them as …

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