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Mere Friendship: Lewis on a Great Joy

  • Jul 20, 2009
  • David J. Theroux
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“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. . . . It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that gives value to survival.” —C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves Love has been the favorite topic of philosophers, artists, poets, musicians, and religious leaders since humankind began. …

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Lewis On Death

  • Oct 16, 2008
  • Robin Baker
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American culture (and Western culture generally) has a difficult time dealing with death and the dying. We often do not know how to interact with those who are terminally ill. In a culture that is all about this life, consuming goods and living life to its fullest, death is the …

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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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How C. S. Lewis Expands Our View of God

  • Sep 21, 2008
  • Peter J. Schakel
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Peter Schakel’s new book, Is Your Lord Large Enough? How C. S. Lewis Expands Our View of God (InterVarsity Press, 2008), is about image. “We can know people only through mental images,” he says in the opening pages. Is this more true about a God who we haven’t seen than …

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The Hard Knock at the Door of Christianity

  • Aug 05, 2008
  • Harvey Solganick
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While reforming my faith, accepting Christ, against the “hard knock” of agnosticism, humanism, and atheism, I noticed a perilous, parallel philosophical journey taken by C.S. Lewis in response to his own battle with his Christian walk. Lewis constantly retained an admiring endearment to his teacher, W. T. Kirkpatrick, or as …

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Duty with a Stamp: “Half My Life is Spent Answering Letters”

  • May 15, 2008
  • Andrew Cuneo
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When the third volume of C.S. Lewis’s Collected Letters came out in 2006, it did not receive nearly the attention it deserved. Its publication, however, marked the summit of assembling and editing which Walter Hooper almost single-handedly accomplished in the space of eight years. But where were the mainstream reviews …

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