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Lewis as Preacher – A 75th Anniversary Reflection

  • Jul 04, 2014
  • William O'Flaherty
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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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Imagination Leading to Faith

  • May 30, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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If you read Lewis, the idea of imagination leading to faith is richly woven into nearly all his work. He certainly imagines Heaven in The Great Divorce and hellish battles in Screwtape Letters. The idea of holding at bay all you know in order to believe afresh, could be, in …

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Swallowing the Camel

  • Apr 12, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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In 1959, Kenneth Carey invited C.S. Lewis to address the students of Anglican Theological College, Westcott House. Carey served as principal of the college and he would later become Bishop of Edinburgh. The subject of the talk was to be a response to the recent book by Alec Vidler called …

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Lewis on Tolkien: 3

  • Dec 09, 2012
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lewis credits Tolkien and their friendship as a primary reason for his Christian conversion. In 1929, they began to meet about Middle Earth and writing in general. Lewis converted to Christianity in 1931. That night in 1931 was a long one, lasting until four in the morning. Lewis discussed matters …

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Minding Eternity within the Temporal

  • Sep 08, 2012
  • Zach Kincaid
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The second essay in The Weight of Glory speaks to how Christians should act and what Christians ought to care about even in times of desperation like war. In short, Lewis encourages us to not lose sight of eternity. Though we live in time and have the pressure and passion …

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The Lion, the Witch and the Physicist

  • Jul 28, 2012
  • Charlie W. Starr
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I am a C. S. Lewis fanatic. I’ve read all his works, been to his home in England, and even written a book about one of his stories. For an expert, it can be humbling when an amateur points out something you’ve missed. The book was The Lion, the Witch …

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The Trinity and the Body of Christ

  • May 14, 2012
  • Charlie W. Starr
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In “Counting the Cost,” Lewis says that God “will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a god or a goddess, a dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine, a bright stainless mirror which reflects …

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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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C. S. Lewis as Atheist turned Apostle

  • May 02, 2012
  • David C. Downing
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In an introduction to a broadcast given on 11 January 1942, which was later deleted from the published text, Lewis explains why he was chosen to give the talks: “…first of all because I’m a layman and not a parson, and consequently it was thought I might understand the ordinary …

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A Review of The C.S. Lewis Bible

  • Dec 09, 2010
  • Salwa Khoddam
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The C.S. Lewis Bible is a unique, rich work by dedicated editors and scholars well-versed in Lewis’s works.  It is first and foremost the New Revised Standard version of the Bible.  However, the fact that it is interspersed with carefully selected readings from Lewis’s works, 600 to be exact, makes …

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