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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Tag: Commentary on CSL

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in it, but even so this is pretty cool: Texas State University communications professor Steven Beebe discovered an unpublished manuscript fragment by C. S. Lewis, best known as the author of ‘The Narnia Chronicles.’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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That's Why They Call it "Fiction"

July 15th, 2008

Copyright 2008 by Bruce L. Edwards. (Click here for Permissions information) The genre of fiction, by modern reckoning, consists of invented stories of various lengths that depict the actions and monitor the thoughts of imaginary characters in their engagement with the conflicts and circumstances that ensue. Novels, tales, vignettes, novellas, short stories, are among the […]

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"A Cleft in the Walls of the World": A Meditative Review of CSL's Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer

June 3rd, 2008

I can easily imagine Lewis listening to this, leaning back in a chair, pipe in hand and a faint smile on his face, saying, “Well, get on then.” Yet I think that Lewis would sympathize with this trepidation, for if merely reading about prayer – let alone praying – causes tremors in the soul, how […]

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C. S. Lewis’s Great Experiment

February 24th, 2008

A book few readers of C. S. Lewis will ever voluntarily pick up has the unwieldy, even forbidding title, An Experiment in Criticism. The title conceals more than it reveals. An experiment in what? And criticism of whom? The title doesn’t tell. It’s the classic book that you need to know what it’s about before […]

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What’s Up with TILL WE HAVE FACES?

February 3rd, 2008

A new friend asked me about resources and perspectives by which he might conduct a small group study of Lewis’s most elusive (and allusive) work, Till We Have Faces. That was a good provocation to explore it here. Dr. Peter Schakel’s earlier book was once the only starting point for reflective conversation, a time when […]

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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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HarperCollins CSL Blogsite Now Up

December 10th, 2007

You can find the update blog on C. S. Lewis with contributions by David Downing and yours truly here: Happy reading!

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Some Interview Spots Re: CSL

December 1st, 2007

Over the past two weeks I have been interviewed for two print feature items. Toledo Blade, Nov. 24, 2007: On Narnia vs. The Golden Compass. Investor’s Business Daily, Nov. 21, 2007:On Lewis as inspiration

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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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ELSEWHERE: God’s Insidious, Unscrupulous, Relentless Cultural Warfare

October 13th, 2007

I am daily trying to be, to read, to think, more globally-minded—and that is not just in the “flat-world” sense of Thomas Friedman. Over the last ten years, in addition to reading and rereading C. S. Lewis, I have been immersed in the work of writers like Lamin Sanneh (Yale Divinity prof and West African […]

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