Screwtape Letters

Screwtape Annotated

  • Sep 30, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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Have you ever wondered if the patient in The Screwtape Letters could actually see Bus #73 from the British Museum? Remember? It’s when Screwtape distracted him away from his curiosity toward the things of God. How about the name Wormwood? Is there a reason for it? Sole colbert. Do you …

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The Narnian Order of Things

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  • Aug 20, 2013
  • Charlie W. Starr
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One of the great schisms of our time goes hardly noticed by the press. But it threatens the very foundation of the order of things…well at least of Narnian things… (Okay, it’s not threatening at all and probably not very important except to C. S. Lewis fanatics like me.) And …

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The Christian Idea of Marriage

  • Aug 08, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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It won’t be surprising to hear, since many of us will invoke what Lewis calls chronological snobbery, about the “old-fashioned” views Lewis kept about marriage. And, to say it that way, puts us on our own enlightened perch we call today. It’s when we humbly realize that Lewis is circling …

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Grace Made Perfect in Weakness

  • Jul 21, 2013
  • David C. Downing
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Nearly a dozen biographies have been published about C. S. Lewis since his death half a century ago. One wonders how much new there is to say. But there will always be new biographies about cultural icons, not because new facts are uncovered, but because each new generation has its …

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Lewis on Democracy

  • Jul 04, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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I haven’t read much about C.S. Lewis and his commentary on the political climate of his day (though I imagine there could be volumes on it). However, given the American holiday celebrating their declaration of independence from British rule, I thought I’d turn to his letters and see what I …

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Lewis – Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

  • Jan 03, 2013
  • Will Vaus
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In November, Will Vaus, author of four books on C. S. Lewis, sat down with Dr. Alister McGrath at Harris Manchester College Oxford to discuss his forthcoming biography on Lewis, intriguingly sub-titled: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet…. WV: C. S. Lewis, about whom you have now written a biography due out …

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Scewtape and Halloween

  • Nov 01, 2012
  • William O'Flaherty
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This year is the 71st anniversary of the devilish correspondence first appearing in The Guardian prior to being released in book form the following year. It just so happens that today the 27th letter was published in 1941. While there is no material directly related to Halloween in this letter …

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C. S. Lewis and the Deity of Jesus

  • May 07, 2012
  • Joel Heck
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Why does Lewis so vehemently reject the view that treats Jesus as a historical rather than a divine figure? Why does he find the notion of some who regard Jesus merely as a great moral teacher to be absurd? Why does he assert that “If Christianity only means one more …

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That Hideous Strength: Marriage, Merlin, and Mayhem

  • Apr 19, 2012
  • David C. Downing
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That Hideous Strength, the third book of the Ransom trilogy, is one of Lewis’s best-loved stories—and also one of his most fiercely criticized. It is a big book, more than twice as long as the two earlier books of the trilogy combined. Admirers of the story find there a literary …

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A Look at Richard Platt’s New Work, "As One Devil to Another"

  • Mar 05, 2012
  • Devin Brown
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“My dear Wormwood,” begins one of C. S. Lewis’s most unusual and most successful works: The Screwtape Letters.  On May 2, 1941, British readers opened The Guardian, a weekly Anglican religious newspaper, to find the first in a series of thirty-one strange letters that would arrive in weekly installments, claiming to have …

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