Clive Staples Lewis was a celebrated Anglo-Irish novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, lay theologian and Christian apologist whose impact and influence lives on.

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Literary Time Travel: C. S. Lewis’s “Day Job”

August 5th, 2010

by Dr. Bruce L. Edwards C. S. Lewis had a day job. It is strange to think of it that way, for most of us perhaps imagine the prolific Lewis investing countless hours at his desk crafting whimsical children’s fantasies or creating formidable arguments to advance “mere Christianity.” In fact, he was a renowned scholar […]

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How Can We Live with Our Past?

March 30th, 2010

INTRODUCTION: What is the relationship of the saved person to his or her past? How do the deeds, events, circumstances, blessings, cursings, sins, preferences, habits, etc. of our past lives, and those of our families, impinge upon and affect the present and our daily lives? Upon what can we blame failure, sickness, or unconquered sin? To what can we attribute success, health, and fruitfulness?

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Why Isn't There a "Jewish Narnia"? — On the Nature of Fantasy & S/F

March 29th, 2010

Here is the provocative title of a stimulating essay by Dr. Michael Weingrad: “Why There is no Jewish Narnia.”

Professor Weingrad, whose article appears in the Spring, 2010 issue of the Jewish Review, directs the Jewish Studies program at Portland State University. (His book, American Hebrew Literature: Writing Jewish National Identity in the United States, will be published this fall by Syracuse University Press.)

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Join me at Concordia: “'Inside Language': C. S. Lewis and The Bible in the 21st Century"

March 25th, 2010

For any of my Texas readers, let me invite you to join me at Concordia University, Austin, TX, April 15, 2010, 11:30 AM, for their Annual C. S. Lewis lecture. I will speaking on the topic, “‘Inside Language’: C. S. Lewis and The Bible in the 21st Century,” hosted by Concordia Professor and C. S. […]

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A Way into Till We Have Faces

January 27th, 2010

Tlll We Have Faces––heavily motivated by Lewis’s longtime interest in the cupid/psyche myth, but now influenced by and filtered through his courtship and marriage to Joy Davidman and mature Christian faith, and interwoven with several complementary writing projects of the roughly same period (Surprised by Joy; The Four Loves; An Experiment in Criticism)––represents a nuanced […]

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Shusaku Endo: Japanese Apologist

January 25th, 2010

Shusaku Endo (1923-1996) Shusaku Endo was an award-winning Japanese fiction writer and television personality, born in Tokyo in 1923. He lived with his parents in Manchuria until 1933, when they divorced, then accompanied his mother back to her hometown, Kobe, Japan. At age 12 he was baptized as a Catholic, and embraced this faith as […]

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Urbana 09: the State of Christianity

January 24th, 2010

The State of Christianity from Urbana 09 on Vimeo.

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C S Lewis College announced

December 16th, 2009

The C. S. Lewis Foundation announced today (Dec. 16, 2009) the plans for the founding of C S Lewis College near Amherst, MA. The details from their press release: Property purchased by Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. from Northfield Mount Hermon School will become the home of a new college to be established by the C.S. […]

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New C S Lewis Manuscript?

July 9th, 2009

When J.R.R. met C.S. By Jeff Salamon, Austin American-Statesman Books Editor There probably isn’t a movie in it, but even so this is pretty cool: Texas State University communications professor Steven Beebe discovered an unpublished manuscript fragment by C. S. Lewis, best known as the author of ‘The Narnia Chronicles.’ Better still, the fragment was […]

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What You're Missing . . .

April 19th, 2009

If you’re not following CSLEWISNEWS on Twitter (subscribe now), today’s entry: A. N. Wilson’s return to faith after 20 yrs. in the atheist wilderness after writing his bio of CSLewis:

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