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  C. S. Lewis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lewis taught as a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford for nearly thirty years, from 1925 to 1954, and later was the first Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Lewis was a prolific writer and a member of the literary discussion society The Inklings with his friends J.
Lewis reportedly based his depiction of Narnia in the novels on the geography and scenery of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland.
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 Lewis (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lewis is a surname in the English language.
Lewis is the name of a robotic wedding photographer.
Lewis : used to lift stones during the installation of stonemasonry work.
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 CGR: Clive Lewis
Lewis is the author of the seven Chronicles of Narnia, which tell the story of a mystical world beyond the universe that contains earth, beyond all limits of human space and time.
Lewis believed pride was the sin that caused Satan to fall from heaven, and it is therefore no surprise that pride is the chief vice of Jadis, the white witch and general representative of evil in the Chronicles of Narnia.
Lewis agrees in his work On Stories, “We grasp at a state and find only a succession of events in which the state is never quite embodiedÂ…” (qtd in Lindskoog 78).
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 Glenn Giokaris: The Philosophical Journey of C.S. Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis, born in 1898, is one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century.
Lewis explained that his father, "sometimes appeared not so much incapable of understanding as determined to misunderstand everything." Despite the attempts by his father to be a friend to his sons, Lewis began to recede deeper into unhappiness.
Lewis writes this from experience stating in the 1943 preface to The Pilgrim’s Regress that, "I myself have been deluded by one of these false answers in turn, and have contemplated each one of them earnest enough to discover the cheat." It is this that Lewis hoped to convey to the reader.
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 C. S. Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis ("Jack" Lewis to his friends) was a tutor and lecturer at Oxford University, and later Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English Literature at Cambridge University.
Lewis delivered these in his professional capacity as a specialist in Mediaeval and Renaissance English Literature, but they will be of interest to Christians as well as to English students, for Lewis maintains that one cannot understand or appreciate the poem without understanding (not necessarily accepting) the beliefs that the poem presupposes.
Lewis asks what will happen if we reverse the process by distinguishing two kinds of pleasures to be gotten from books (or music, or painting) and then distinguishing books on the basis of the kind of pleasure that they offer, or the way in which they invite the reader to approach them.
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 Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis, Jack to his friends, was born in Belfast on 29 November 1898.
Lewis remained in the house after Mrs Moore's death in 1951 and in 1956 married an American divorcee, Joy Davidman, to enable her to avoid extradition.
Lewis' predominance as a Christian apologist probably hindered his academic career, but following his monumental English Literature in the Sixteenth Century (1954), he was appointed to a new Cambridge chair in Medieval and Renaissance English, though he returned regularly to his Oxford home.
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 Clive Staples Lewis
C.S. Lewis was born on November 29, 1898, to an ordinary professional-class household of Belfast in the north of Ireland.
Lewis served as a junior officer in the British Army in the First World War, during which he was wounded.
Lewis was known to have been operating in Latin America for some time, and American security officials had been hinting that an arrest could be imminent.
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 Guardian Unlimited Books | Authors | Lewis, CS (Clive Staples)
CS (Clive Staples) Lewis's time at University College, Oxford, was interrupted by the first world war.
Lewis would have been tickled by JK Rowling's success among adult readers, holding that "a children's story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children's story", but older readers might also enjoy his introduction to medieval and renaissance literature, The Discarded Image.
David Lodge claimed that Lewis represented "the 'Oxford' tradition of literary criticism at its best: "relaxed, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, conservative", though despite the 50s feel of his prose, his focus on the text itself, his insistence on the importance of historical context and his rejection of FR Leavis's canon-building seem increasingly modern today.
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 C. S. Lewis: testimony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on November 29, 1898, Clive Staples ("Jack") Lewis was reared in a peculiarly bookish home, one in which the reality he found on the pages of the books within his parents' extensive library seemed as tangible and meaningful to him as anything that transpired outside their doors.
When the tranquility and sanctity of the Lewis home was shattered beyond repair by the cancer death of his mother when he was 9-10, Lewis became extremely embittered and sought refuge in composing stories and excelling in scholastics.
Lewis emerged during the World War II years as a religious broadcaster who became famous as "the apostle to skeptics," in Britain and abroad, especially in the United States.
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 Clive Staples Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Clive Staples Lewis was a famous author and published many books.
Lewis was born on November 29, 1898 near Belfast, Ireland.
Lewis had one brother that was three years older than he was.
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 C. S. LEWIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898-1963), distinguished professor of English literature at England's Cambridge University, went to a priest regularly for confession (C.
Lewis held strongly to an evolutionary animal ancestry of man. "For long centuries God perfected the animal form which was to become the vehicle of humanity and the image of Himself" (The Problem of Pain, p.
Because C.S. Lewis was essentially a philosopher, his view of salvation was defective in two key respects: (1) Lewis believed and taught that one could reason oneself into Christianity, and (2) he was an opponent of the substitutionary and penal theory of the Atonement.
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 Clive Staples Lewis Biography / Biography of Clive Staples Lewis Main Biography
The British novelist and essayist Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was an established literary figure whose impact is increasingly recognized by scholars and teachers.
On November 29, 1898, Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland.
He was the son of A. Lewis, a solicitor, and Flora August Hamilton Lewis, whose father was a clergyman.
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 CS Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis was Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, Fellow in English at Oxford University’s Magdalen College, and the author of the series of children’s classics The Chronicles of Narnia.
Lewis defends the idea that there is an eternal and immutable moral law that, no matter how much we attempt to reduce it personal preferences and cultural attitudes, cannot be conquered.
Using this device, Lewis seeks to debunk the universalist idea that all are saved, that whatever path one chooses for one’s life will ultimately fulfil the same role as any other and so will lead to the same place.
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 Island of Freedom - Clive Staples Lewis
The English scholar, science-fiction writer, and Christian apologist Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland.
Lewis was known to a large public, however, as a persuasive and passionate advocate of conservative Christianity through books which examined and explained moral and religious problems.
Lewis described his own conversion from atheism to Christianity between 1929 and 1931 in Surprised by Joy (1955).
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 Chronicles have more than an inkling of art - [Sunday Herald]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
One of the members was Professor JRR Tolkien, and what Lewis called “the new Hobbit” was a freshly written chapter of that epic masterpiece The Lord Of The Rings which was published a few years later.
The book was an unlikely bestseller and made CS Lewis one of the most engaging and accessible moralists of his day.
Lewis was plainly a hugely gifted man and I found his letters endlessly fascinating.
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 Crosswalk.com - C.S. Lewis Stepson Writes About "An Extraordinary Man"
Clive Staples Lewis was born near Belfast in Northern Ireland in 1898.
Lewis studied at Oxford University and fought in World War I. Despite serious injuries sustained as a soldier, he worked “with a dedication rarely to be found either then or today,” Gresham explained.
Lewis defeated the setbacks of poverty, illness and exhaustion, but in the end found love and happiness with his wife Joy.
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 National Review: Clive Staples Lewis: a dramatic life. - book reviews
The so-called "Great War" between Lewis and his "other self," Owen Barfield, which went on for some ten years before Lewis's conversion and greatly influenced him for the rest of his life, is barely mentioned.
When Lewis is gravely ill, his dear brother (and dearest friend), Warren, whom we know to be an alcoholic, is gone from the book.
Occasionally he resorts to sheer nonsense, as in a sentence like "That he traduced scientists, Lewis claimed was inaccurate; what he seduced was scientism," or his use of fulsome to describe Lewis's mention of "dominical authority." 1988 will bring the 25th anniversary of Lewis's death and, surely, some good books by and about him.
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 C. S. Lewis, C.S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewis
C.S. Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland; baptized an Anglican at St Mark's Dundela, Belfast; and became an atheist in his teens.
Lewis' so-called conversion is described by one of his friends in Light on C. Lewis as having come about by thinking.
C.S. Lewis has amazing staying power for many, however, and perhaps no-where more than in his "innocent" fantasies for children.
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 The Anglican Library - C. S. Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Born in Belfast in 1898, Clive Staples Lewis was an Anglican layman who taught at Oxford for almost thirty years, but was, from 1954 until his death in 1963, Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge.
Lewis was the author of an astonishing variety of books on literary criticism, theology, philosophical apologetics, poetry, and novels and childrens' books with Christian themes.
An early example of Lewis' poetry and his first published book, Spirits in Bondage, is the first of Lewis' works to enter the public domain in the United States.
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 Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis joined the Officer Training Corps whilst attending Malvern College in September 1913 and left it on leaving that school in August 1914.
He was wounded on 15th May 1918, struck by shell fragments that caused three wounds: to the left chest, which also broke a rib; a superficial wound to the left wrist; and to the left leg.
Clive Staples Lewis is better known as C.S. Lewis, the author of, among other works, the Chronicles of Narnia.
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 C. S. Lewis, C.S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewis
This same friend states on the same page that Lewis' "Christianity...was also important to him professionally..." and that it eased "the camaraderie with some of his friends..." who were mostly professing "Christians." In short, his "conversion" to Christianity was financially and socially good for him.
She was supposedly converted partly due to Lewis' books.
One small point you may want to check: according to this biography it was her husband who divorced Lewis' wife for desertion.
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 C S Lewis | C. S. Lewis | Clive Staples Lewis | Chronicles of Narnia | Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A fellow and tutor of English at Magdalen College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1954, C. Lewis was noted equally for his literary scholarship and for his intellectual and witty expositions of Christian tenets.
Lewis and the Scholarship of Imagination in E. Nesbit and Rider Haggard, in Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature
Lewis practiced it, it is useful to begin with...Even C.
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 The Life of Clive Staples
Born Clive Staples Lewis November 29 in Belfast, Ireland, to Albert James Lewis and Flora Augusta Hamilton Lewis.
Mother died of cancer; Clive Staples, nicknamed Jack, and older brother Warren sent to Wynyard School in England, which Jack nick names it Belsen.
Davidman had converted to Christianity from Judaism in 1948 partly under the influence of Lewis's books, met Lewis in 1952, divorced in 1953 due to her husband's desertion and later developed bone cancer.
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 C.S. Lewis, the Sneaky Pagan - Christianity Today Magazine
Lewis and Tolkien carried on this mentality of fulfilling the insights people have as ordinary human beings into the nature of reality.
Lewis and Tolkien had a kind of natural theology where they felt you could have insights into the nature of God's reality independent of scripture.
Clive Staples Lewis in his lifetime gave us many writings that explicate the Christian faith and walk.
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 C. S. Lewis : Clive Staples Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Chronicles of Narnia are by far the most popular of his works, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, which is the first and most popular book in the series, has been adapted for both stage and screen.
The Chronicles of Narnia borrow from Greek and Roman mythology, and traditional English and Irish Faerie Tales: Lewis cites George MacDonald as an influence (in The Great Divorce, the narrator is chaperoned in Heaven by MacDonald).
In addition to his career as an English Professor, and his novels, Lewis also wrote a number of books about Christianity, such as The Screwtape Letters -- letters of advice from an elderly demon to his nephew -- and perhaps more famously, Mere Christianity.
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 Amazon.com: Books: C. S. Lewis: A Biography,Revised Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
If any star danced at the birth of Clive Staples Lewis on 29 November 1898 in one of the semi-detached Dundela Villas near the outskirts of Belfast, the mists of time - and the predominant drizzle of Northern Ireland - have obscured it.
Though he is probably my favorite author of all time, the book itself seemed to concentrate on little details that were unimportant in the scheme of things and it was at times hard to keep an interest in the book.
Although I think George Sayer's JACK the best of the C.S. Lewis biographies available, Green and Hooper's book is also good, with the added advantage that both men knew their subject personally.
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 Welsh writers like Clive Staples Lewis, Roald Arron Dahl, Justin Kerigan, Anna Harriette Leonowens and Bernard Knight, ...
His father was Born in Wales to a farm family and became a solicitor (lawyer) and moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to practice law.
Clive Staples Lewis His father was Born in Wales to a farm family and became a solicitor (lawyer) and moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to practice law.
This autobiography of C. Lewis's early life, focusing on the spiritual crisis which was to determine the shape of his entire life, now repackaged and rebranded as a key title in the C. Lewis Signature Classics range.
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