The problem of pain, by c s lewis (originally published in 1940) that they are the work of a layman and an amateur except in the our religion are very. Below is a classic essay by c s lewis on the relationship between work and prayer see the related essay titled the efficacy of prayer in c s lewis, the world's last night and other essays. To be religious is to have one's attention fixed on god and on one's neighbour in relation to god ~ cs lewis, lilies that fester in the twentieth century (april 1955) pure religion and undefiled before god the father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. Cs lewis, the author of the four loves, says some people are glad the english language uses both the words love and like he says his own generation was told not to say i love strawberries, but to use the work like in that instance however, most people still use the word love in that.
Cs lewis on stage delivers something truly novel in modern theater: a story about an immensely creative mind, through reason and imagination, arriving at the threshold of faith a cleft has. British author colin duriez, who wrote the article tollers and jack in issue #78 of christian history, explains why this is so in his forthcoming book tolkien and c s lewis: the gift of. C s lewis's list provides an innovative, detailed, and sympathetic engagement with lewis that offers new vistas from which to gaze upon his life and work it is warmly recommended to anyone with an interest in lewis scholarship, the reception of texts, and the intersection of philosophy, literature, and religion.
The author of the popular chronicles of narnia series as well as several books on apologetics and theology, cs lewis was an oxford professor who claimed to have converted from christianity to. Cs lewis dr lewis maintains that there is an accumulation of evidence in the life of a believer that becomes self-authenticating in this sense religious beliefs can be claimed by the believer to be valuable and true. The article below sets out some reasons why the bible-believing christian should have little to do with cs lewis' literature clive staples lewis was born in belfast, n ireland in 1898 and for most of his adult life lectured in english literature at oxford university.
Peter schakel, reason and imagination in c s lewis: a study of till we have faces, 1984, presents a convincing, masterful interpretation of lewis's most difficult work kathryn lindksoog's the c s lewis hoax , 1988, is a provoking and disturbing inquiry into the authenticity and integrity of some posthumously published stories commonly. To understand mere christianity, one of c s lewis's most well-known apologetics, one must understand his audience the work is a compilation of talks on christian philosophy that lewis gave to. The quotes from cs lewis are taken from lewis' learning in war time in the weight of glory, edited by walter hooper (macmillan, 1965) and modern theology and biblical criticism in christian reflections, edited by walter hooper (eerdmans, 1967.
Joseph campbell and cs lewis approach myth and christianity from opposite ends campbell believed that religion, in this case christianity, starts in myth as humans struggle to find meaning in life, they turn to the imagination and from the imagination comes myth and a spiritual existence as a. A collection of critical essays on the work of ci lewis, with autobiography by lewis, pp 1-21, replies by lewis to critics, pp 653-676, and bibliography compiled by em adams of the writings of ci lewis and selected reviews of his writings. Last year marked the centenary of c s lewis's birth he was a good man and a rigorous thinker, and he has changed the lives of many through his insightful writings we are fully justified in honoring his life. Lewis on truth and logic c s lewis was devoted to the pursuit of truth, and was sure he had captured or been given a great deal of it his confidence in this respect did not make him arrogant and close-minded, but was, to the contrary, the foundation of his remarkable humility and openness.
Art lindsley provides a readable introduction to c s lewis's reflections on objections to belief in jesus christ and the compelling reasons why lewis came to affirm the truth of christianity there can be many obstacles to faith, as c s lewis discovered. When most christians think of cs lewis, they probably picture a reserved englishmen in a tweed suit with a pipe protruding from his lips they may be surprised to find out he lived secretly with. The great adventure catholic bible study, videos, prayers, downloads, articles, poetry, and blog from jeff cavins, mark hart, thomas smith, edward sri, sarah christmyer, emily cavins, and more while many in contemporary culture see faith as simply a blind emotional impulse, in his theological classic mere christianity c s lewis describes it. When a neurotic who has a pathological horror of cats forces himself to pick up a cat for some good reason, it is quite possible that in god's eyes he has shown more courage than a healthy man may have shown in winning the vc.
A study of the life and work of c s lewis which focuses on theological themes in select writings of c s lewis, including his understanding of god, the human person, and the life of faith as a moral challenge. C s lewis reduced the number of worldviews even further, to three in broad terms, he held that most if not all people hold to some variation of three views of reality: materialism or atheism, hinduism (of which buddhism was a simplification), and christianity (of which islam was a simplification.
Twenty-four years after freud's death, on the morning of november 26, 1963, at oxford, england, northwest of london, a group of friends and family gathered to mourn the death of cs lewis. No, both reason and imagination can communicate truth, but reason does it in bits and pieces while the imagination grasps the big picture, how things fit together, and allows us to feel as true what reason treats only as abstractions (cs lewis and friends: faith and the power of the imagination [cascade, 2011], 4-5) stories wake us up to. The 150th anniversary of alice in wonderland has been widely celebrated this year, but it is odd, a recent essay at the new yorker notes, that how seldom the religion of its author, lewis.