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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Archives: November 2005

Happy Birthday, Jack!

November 29th, 2005

I think of writers as companions, their books as landscapes that we traverse together. With some I care not even to embark; among others I would walk only a little way. And then there are those whose company is so joyful, edifying, and challenging that the journey is not long enough to satisfy me or […]

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So the Gloves Come Off: The New Yorker and New York Times Tackle Narnia

November 19th, 2005

No surprise here, but New York interlektuls (as Flannery O’Connor called them) don’t like Lewis, but, what’s more, they don’t like anyone else liking him either. It is hard to tell which may be worse, Lewis or we, his too numerous admirers. So–a doleful warning is to be issued by New York media to all […]

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Always Christmas and Never Winter: Lewis in Tampa

November 12th, 2005

Here is the next Narnia on Tour stop–and my last formal Borders event of the year. The very hospitable and dynamic Tampa Covenant Church is my kind host, as they have been for the previous two years. A Wednesday church event occurred last night, “Narnia and Us: The Christian Imagination of C. S. Lewis, and […]

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Past Watchful Dragons: Lewis in Nashville

November 5th, 2005

Past Watchful Dragons has been going on the past week here in Nashville, with a number of impressive presentations and reflective discussions. The two outstanding moments were Greg Wright’s “Sometimes a Film Says Best What Needs to be Said,” a clever allusion to an essay Lewis once wrote on fairy tales, whose thesis focuses not […]

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