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C. S. Lewis’s Eternal Legacy

  • Jan 01, 2014
  • Charlie W. Starr
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Last November brought the 50th anniversary of the death of C. S. Lewis (as well as his 115th birthday) who passed on the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Numerous books have been released about Lewis this year, and half a dozen or more conferences have been held to celebrate …

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Faith Is a Habit

  • Sep 18, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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Faith is a habit. Have you heard that before? Often we think of faith as something we have or don’t have in the sense of being either a Christian or a non-Christian. But Lewis says we “must train the habit of Faith,” in the reading for September 18 in A …

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Tolkien vs. Lewis on Faith and Fantasy

  • Nov 14, 2012
  • David C. Downing
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I first read the Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings as a teenager, not realizing at the time that C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends and fellow Christians. I thought it was obvious on first reading that Lewis was writing …

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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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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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How C. S. Lewis “Prefutes” Stephen Hawking

  • Sep 23, 2010
  • David C. Downing
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Last summer Sarah Palin accidentally coined the word refudiate, apparently an amalgam of “refute” and “repudiate.” I would like to propose a kindred word, prefute, which means to neutralize someone’s arguments before they have even been proposed. In a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal (Sept. 10, 2010), physicists …

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The Screwtape Letters On Stage: Review of the Show

  • Jul 14, 2010
  • James Como
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From the opening moment – as His Abysmal Sublimity, Screwtape, proposes a toast at the Annual Dinner of the Tempters’ Training College for young devils – our fears are set aside and we realize how nice it is to see this particular devil back in full raging form, and that …

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Religion and Rocketry

  • Jun 01, 2010
  • Joel Heck
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What did Lewis think of the possibility of discovering life on other planets? What implications might such a discovery have for Christian theology? Originally published in the Christian Herald and entitled “Will We Lose God in Outer Space,” Lewis’s essay on the subject was first published in 1958 and later …

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C. S. Lewis: A Mentor To Ponder

  • Mar 08, 2010
  • N.T. Wright
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Author of the new book, After You Believe My mother once asked me, in my teens, which historical figure I would like to have met. Unhesitatingly I said, ‘C. S. Lewis’. He didn’t count as ‘historical’, I was told; only recently dead, he was in any case younger than my …

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The Problem of Pain

  • Feb 26, 2010
  • Zach Kincaid
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C.S. Lewis puts his wages on a God who holds goodness and pain in a paradox. The Problem of Pain demonstrates a more distant, less emotional reaction to humanity’s situation, while A Grief Observed reads like a psalm of lament from within pain itself. The two texts compliment one another …

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