C. S. Lewis: A Life

Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

Author: Alister McGrath

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The recent Narnia films have inspired a resurgence of interest in C. S. Lewis, the Oxford academic, popular theologian and, most famously, creator of the magical world of Narnia - and this authoritative new biography, published to mark the 50th anniversary of Lewis's death, sets out to introduce him to a new generation. Completely up to date with scholarly studies of Lewis, it also focuses on how Lewis came to write the Narnia books, and why they have proved so consistently engaging. Accessible and engaging, this new biography will appeal to fans of the films, readers of Lewis and of theologian and apologist Alister McGrath himself.

A Life Observed

A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis

Author: Devin Brown

Publisher: Brazos Press


Category: Religion

Page: 256

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C. S. Lewis is one of the most influential Christian writers of our time. The Chronicles of Narnia has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and all Lewis's works are estimated to sell 6 million copies annually. At the fiftieth anniversary of his death, Lewis expert Devin Brown brings the beloved author's story to life in a fresh, accessible, and moving biography through focusing on Lewis's spiritual journey. Although it was clear from the start that Lewis would be a writer, it was not always clear he would become a Christian. Drawing on Lewis's autobiographical works, books by those who knew him personally, and his apologetic and fictional writing, this book tells the inspiring story of Lewis's journey from cynical atheist to joyous Christian and challenges readers to follow their own calling. The book allows Lewis to tell his own life story in a uniquely powerful manner while shedding light on his best-known works.


A Life of C. S. Lewis

Author: George Sayer

Publisher: Crossway


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 457

View: 186

Written by a longtime friend and colleague of the man his friends called "Jack," this definitive biography of C. S. Lewis recounts the great scholar's relationships and experiences.

C. S. Lewis

A Complete Guide to His Life & Works

Author: Walter Hooper

Publisher: Zondervan


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 960

View: 178

Offers a brief chronology of Lewis's life and a guide to his writings and their literary references

C. S. Lewis

Life, Works, and Legacy

Author: Bruce L. Edwards

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1416

View: 114

Examines the life and works of the British author and scholar, best known for his creation of "The Chronicles of Narnia" series.

C. S. Lewis & Philosophy as a Way of Life

Author: Adam Barkman



Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 624

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C. S. Lewis, renowned Christian apologist and beloved author of childrens novels, is rarely thought of as a philosopher per se despite having both studied and taught philosophy for several years at Oxford. Moreover, Lewiss long journey to Christianity was essentially philosophical passing through seven different stages. This journey, as well as every philosophical topic Lewis discussed, including metaphysics, natural theology, epistemology, logic, psychology, ethics, socio-political philosophy, and aesthetics are explained here in detail. Barkman incorporates previously unexplored treasures from Lewiss unpublished philosophy lecture notes, lost philosophical essays, and hand-written annotations from copies of his philosophical books, such as Aristotles Ethics and Augustines City of God. _._._._._ Indispensable ~ Dr. James Como, author of Remembering C.S. Lewis._._._._._ A magisterial work, chock full of fresh historical tidbits and penetrating analysis. ~ Dr. David Bagget, author of C.S. Lewis as Philosopher.

Simply C.S. Lewis

A Beginner's Guide to the Life and Works of C.S. Lewis

Author: Thomas C. Peters

Publisher: Crossway


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

View: 545

This engaging book--the ideal prelude for anyone preparing to read one of C.S. Lewis's many volumes for the first time--offers an excellent introduction to this novelist, professor, and Christian apologist's life and works.

Saint Clive a Spiritual Life of C. S. Lewis

The Case For-And the Opposition Against-sainthood for C. S. Lewis

Author: Jon Kennedy




Page: 226

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Saint Clive is a spiritual biography of C.S. Lewis and an exploration of his eligibility for sainthood in the traditional Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox criteria for determining such qualification. The 205-page speculative work is profusely referenced, includes a half dozen photographs of sites relating to Lewis, and has a thorough subject index. The author, a journalist-scholar and Orthodox Christian, has written two other books on Lewis as well as others on journalism and on the ministry of Jesus Christ. Chapters deal with the definition and biblical roots of sainthood; how Lewis's "mere Christianity" approach affected his sanctification; his years as an unbeliever and professed atheist; his radical conversion; his evangelistic outreaches; how his Christianity affected his creative writing; how paganism influenced him and his work; his understanding of sanctification; how his conversion affected his work as Oxford don and author; who would consider him worthy of sainthood; who would consider him unworthy, and why; the miracles in his life; and the manner in which he faced his own death.

C. S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction

Author: James Como

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 404

Beloved by children and adults worldwide, the writings of C.S. Lewis have a broad and enduring appeal. Although he is best known for the iconic Chronicles of Narnia series, C. S. Lewis was actually a man of many literary parts. Already well-known as a scholar in the thirties, he became a famous broadcaster during World War Two and wrote in many genres, including satire (The Screwtape Letters), science fiction ( Perelandra), a novel (Till We Have Faces), and many other books on Christian belief, such as Mere Christianity and Miracles. His few sermons remain touchstones of their type. In addition to these, Lewis wrote hundreds of poems and articles on social and cultural issues, many books and articles in his field of literary criticism and history, and thousands of letters. At Oxford University he became a charismatic lecturer and conversationalist. Taken together his writings have engaged and influenced, often very deeply, millions of readers. Now Lewis societies, television documentaries, movies, radio plays, and theatrical treatments of his work and life have become common, and he is frequently quoted by journalists, critics, and public thinkers. This Very Short Introduciton delves into the vast corpus of C. S. Lewis' work, discussing its core themes and lasting appeal. As James Como shows, C. S. Lewis' life is just as interesting as his work. A complex man, he came to his knowledge, beliefs, and wisdom only after much tortuous soul-searching and many painful events. Moving chronologically through Lewis' life, Como provides throughout a picture of the whole man, his work, and his enduring legacy. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.