When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest. If we let Him for we can prevent Him, if we choose He will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a god or goddess, a dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine.
Lewis was an author, essayist and Christian apologist. Clive Staples Lewis was born on 29 November and lived until 22 November Throughout his life, he retained strong roots to Ireland.
He sought out the company of the Irish and took an active interest in Celtic literature and myths. He was a keen admirer of the works of W. Yeats, at a time when he was relatively unknown in England.
Lewis was educated at a variety of private tuition and public schools such as Malvern in Worcestershire. His time in public school was not particularly happy, and he later wrote in disparaging times of how schoolboys were mistreated.
He proved an excellent student, ultimately, gaining a triple first the top classification in three different degrees. Inhis university life was interrupted as he volunteered to join the British army in the First World War.
He was transferred to the Somme valley where he took part in trench warfare. In the last months of the war, he was injured by a shell and was sent home to recuperate from his injuries. He remained very close to Mrs Moore, often referring to her as his mother until her death in the s. On returning to Oxford, C.
Lewis completed his degrees before taking up a post teaching English at Magdalen College, Oxford from to He was a prolific writer and formed a close friendship with other Oxford fellows such as J.
TolkienCharles Williams, and Owen Barfield. Lewis and Christianity Lewis was brought up in the Protestant Church of Ireland, but as a teenager, he said he lost his faith — turned off by boring church services and the problem of evil in the world.
However, after returning to Oxford in the post-war period, he became increasingly perplexed by the existence of God and Christianity. After many evening chats with friends such as J. Tolkien and Hugo Dyson, C. Lewis finally converted to belief in God theism in and became a Christian in Tolkien’s fellow scholar, C.S.
Lewis, created his own otherworld of Narnia. It is more derivative than Tolkien’s (he owes something, for example, to Nesbit), more clearly Christian-allegorical, more carefully adapted to the tastes of children.
The Faun's Bookshelf is an interesting title that explores, as part of the subtitle reveals, "Why Myth Matters." Dr.
Charlie Starr, the author, uses books C.S. Lewis mentions on Mr. Tumnus's bookshelf as the framework to examine what myth means and how it teaches us about reality. C. S. Lewis: A Biography, Revised Edition [Roger Lancelyn Green, Walter Hooper] on alphabetnyc.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
This account of Lewis’s life was written by two men who knew him well and remember him warmly. Photographs from personal albums and the Lewis archives. Index. Nov 01, · Watch video · C.S. Lewis Biography Author (–) C.S. Lewis was a prolific Irish writer and scholar best known for his 'Chronicles of Narnia' fantasy series and his pro-Christian alphabetnyc.com: Nov 29, quotes from C.S.
Lewis: 'Friendship is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself', 'You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.', and 'To love at all is to be vulnerable.
Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must. Lewis was born into a bookish family of Protestants in Belfast, Ireland, November 29, His father, Albert, and his mother, Florence Augusta Hamilton, possessed first-rate minds, and they were.