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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Finding Neverland

December 19th, 2007

“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” – […]

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Planet Narnia

December 7th, 2007

“Visiting Planet Narnia”   We are pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Ward, Cambridge University, who will speak at Bowling Green State University, Tues., January 22, 2008, 6:45PM, BGSU Student Union, Rm. 308. Sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Graduate Students. Watch this space for a review of his intriguing new work on the origins of […]

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It’s C. S. Lewis’s Birthday! How Will You Celebrate?

November 29th, 2007

For a start, you can listen to an MP3 of my talk, “America’s Bonny Fighter,” at the SEBTS-sponsored C S Lewis Conference in North Carolina–either by going to this subscription site for iTunes , finding my talk in SEBTS list, and choosing “download free episode,” or download the streaming version at this SEBTS site. (The […]

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C. S. Lewis in Japan

May 7th, 2007

I am excited to note that my original scholarly work on C. S. Lewis, A Rhetoric of Reading, out of print in the U.S. since the early 1990s, has been updated and translated into Japanese by my friend, Kyoko Yuasa. Kyoko is a wonderful CSL scholar from Sapporo, Japan, who took my C. S. Lewis […]

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“Simply Lewis”: A response

April 21st, 2007

Recently, N. T. Wright published a reflection, “Simply Lewis,” on C. S. Lewis’s apologetics in Touchstone Magazine. I was asked by the editor of Touchstone to author a response to appear in a future issue. After you read Wright’s essay, consider my response below. On N. T. Wright’s “Simply Lewis” Despite his estimable gifts as […]

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C. S. Lewis and the “300″

March 11th, 2007

“They propound mathematical theorems in beleagured cities, conduct metaphysical arguments in condemned cells, make jokes on scaffolds, discuss the last new poem while advancing to the walls of Quebec, and comb their hair at Thermopylae. This is not panache; it is our nature.” —C. S. Lewis, “Learning in War Time.” Thermopylae is the famous battle […]

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CSL, Friendship, Joseph Epstein

February 21st, 2007

Joseph Epstein’s wry book, Friendship: An Expose, cites Lewis’s The Four Loves several times, and carries onward a friendly debate about whether men and women can, indeed, enjoy a friendship with no sexual intentions or tensions in the modern world (CSL says, no). The whole book, like most of Epstein’s essays, is worth your time, […]

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Letters, He Got Letters

January 26th, 2007

Three items worth noting today: First: an important call for papers for what is shaping up to be the premiere C. S. Lewis Scholarly Event of the Year in Wake Forest, NC. I am privileged to be one of the three plenary speakers, who include Walter Hooper and James Como. Note the publication of The […]

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Lewis, Joy, and The Sporting News

January 12th, 2007

You never know what the e-mailbox will bring. Today i had this delightful exchange with an associate editor of the venerable Sporting News–my favorite source for baseball info when I was growing up. Anyway, it made my day: To: “Bruce L. Edwards” From: “Matt” Subject: Sports and joy Hi Professor Edwards, I am writing a […]

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C S Lewis: Life, Works, & Legacy

January 9th, 2007

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