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C. S. Lewis
Monochrome head-and-left-shoulder photo portrait of 50-year-old Lewis
Born Clive Staples Lewis
29 November 1898(1898-11-29)
Belfast, Ireland
Died 22 November 1963 (1963-11-23) (aged 64)
Oxford, England
Occupation Novelist, scholar, broadcaster
Genres Fantasy, science fiction, Christian apologetics, children's literature
Notable work(s) The Chronicles of Narnia
Mere Christianity
The Allegory of Love
The Screwtape Letters
The Space Trilogy
Till We Have Faces
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
Signature
Clive Staples Lewis
Venerated in Episcopal Church USA
Feast 22 November
.Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as Jack, was an Irish-born British[1] novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist.^ Born Clive Staples Lewis, he announced when he was three years old that his name was Jack, and Jack he was to family and friends for the rest of his life.
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^ C.S. Lewis (29 November 1898 - 22 November 1963) was a prolific writer, poet, scholar of English literature and defender of Christianity.
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^ Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898- 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis was an Irish author and scholar, born into a Protestant family in Belfast, though mostly resident in England.
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.He is also known for his fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy.^ He is best known for his essays on Christianity and for the children's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia .
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^ Incorporates her earlier books A Guide Through Narnia (1979) and A Guide Through C. S. Lewiss Space Trilogy (1980).

^ October 23, 2009: This is the third book in a series called the "Science Fiction Space Trilogy".
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.Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R. Tolkien, and both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the "Inklings". According to his memoir Surprised by Joy, Lewis had been baptised in the Church of Ireland at birth, but fell away from his faith during his adolescence.^ He was also the leading figure in an Oxford literary group called the Inklings.
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^ The members, who included Lewis himself, J.R.R. Tolkien, Adam Fox, Hugo Dyson, Charles Williams and Lewis's brother Warren, met during the 1930s at a pub called the Eagle and Child (known to them as the Bird and Baby).
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^ Warren [Warnie], , wrote a memoir to accompany an edition of his letters (1966); there is a stage version The Screwtape Letters by James Forsythe ( Screwtape , 1972); Surprised by Joy was successfully filmed as Shadowlands with Anthony Hopkins as Lewis in 1993.

.Owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, at the age of 32 Lewis returned to Christianity, becoming "a very ordinary layman of the Church of England".[2] His conversion had a profound effect on his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.^ Lewis's conversion to Christianity was not a sudden experience.
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^ Lewis's friend J.R.R. Tolkien did not like the finished work.
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^ C. S. Lewis at the Breakfast Table, and Other Reminiscences by C. S. Lewis, James T. Como ( 1979) A collection of essays by 22 men and women who were friends, colleagues and students of Lewis.
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In 1956, he married the American writer Joy Gresham, 17 years his junior, who died four years later of cancer at the age of 45.
.Lewis died three years after his wife, as the result of renal failure.^ Born Clive Staples Lewis, he announced when he was three years old that his name was Jack, and Jack he was to family and friends for the rest of his life.
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^ He had a brother named Warren Hamilton Lewis (Warnie), three years his elder.
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^ Reply Harrietmos says: April 12, 2009 at 10:08 am So…C.S. Lewis died in what year and that is a first edition how?
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.His death came one week before his 65th birthday.^ Her early death just before Jack Lewis's tenth birthday brought chaos into his well-ordered Irish family.
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^ Mysticism is a means by which one can leave "this world" before death.

^ If you had caught one breath of the air that came from him, you would have felt yourself taller than before.
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.Media coverage of his death was minimal, as he died on 22 November 1963 – the same day that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the same day another famous author died, Aldous Huxley.^ Media coverage of his death was overshadowed by news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which occurred on the same day, as did the death of author Aldous Huxley.
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^ Lewis was hugely famous in his life, but his death on November 22nd, 1963, the same day as the assassination of the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, meant that his passing was almost overlooked.
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^ Lewis himself died on November the 22nd 1963, the same day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.

.Lewis's works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies over the years.^ [Miscellaneous works by C.S. Lewis translated into Scandinavian languages, not catalogued separately.

^ The bulk of the article incorporates the manuscript fragment with commentary as to how Lewis’s ideas about language and meaning included in the manuscript amplify ideas he has written in other published works.

^ Something more than danger darted from the sight into Mark's brain.
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.The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularised on stage, in TV, in radio, and in cinema.^ C. S. Lewis wrote the seven Chronicles of Narnia almost half a century ago, and these books have delighted children and adults ever since.
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^ And most of the Narnia books were ham-fisted morality plays.
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^ Thus begins the first adventure into the land of Narnia, the setting for C.S. Lewis's most famous series of books.
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Contents

Biography

Childhood

.Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland, on 29 November 1898.[3] His father was Albert James Lewis (1863–1929), a solicitor whose father, Richard, had come to Ireland from Wales during the mid 19th century.^ Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898, the younger of two sons.
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^ Albert Lewis died in 1929.
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^ Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898- 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis was an Irish author and scholar, born into a Protestant family in Belfast, though mostly resident in England.
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.His mother was Florence (Flora) Augusta Lewis née Hamilton (1862–1908), the daughter of a Church of Ireland (Anglican) priest.^ The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis: Volume III (2007) *A. M. Davison was the senior of the two nurses in charge of Lewis's mother, Flora, during her final illness.

^ Note: Spirits in Bondage and Dymer were first published under the pseudonym Clive Hamilton (Lewis's mother's maiden name).
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^ Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), to Albert James Lewis and Flora Augusta Hamilton Lewis.
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.He had one older brother, Warren Hamilton Lewis (Warnie).^ He had a brother named Warren Hamilton Lewis (Warnie), three years his elder.
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^ Lewis was extremely close to his brother, and Warren Lewiss diaries remain an essential source of information about him.

^ Warren Lewis described her relationship with his brother as a 'strange, self- imposed slavery'.

.At the age of four, shortly after his dog Jacksie died when run over by a car, Lewis announced that his name was now Jacksie.^ At the age of 4, shortly after his dog 'Jacksie' was run over by a car, Lewis announced that his name was now Jacksie.
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^ He didn't like the name 'Clive' and as a small child had a pet dog called Jacksie, which was run over by one of the first cars in Northern Ireland.

^ Born Clive Staples Lewis, he announced when he was three years old that his name was Jack, and Jack he was to family and friends for the rest of his life.
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.At first he would answer to no other name, but later accepted Jack, the name by which he was known to friends and family for the rest of his life.^ At first he would answer to no other name, but later accepted Jacks which became Jack, the name by which he was known to friends and family for the rest of his life.
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^ First published as "The Christian Hope — Its Meaning for Today" in Religion in Life (Winter 1952); later published under the present title in The World's Last Night, and Other Essays (1960) But how can the characters in a play guess the plot?
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^ Born Clive Staples Lewis, he announced when he was three years old that his name was Jack, and Jack he was to family and friends for the rest of his life.
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.When he was seven, his family moved into "Little Lea", the family home of his childhood, in the Strandtown area of East Belfast.^ When he was six his family moved into a new house called Leeborough or Little Lea in Strandtown.
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^ Corrig.: it is somewhere recorded that C. S. Lewis was born in North Belfast, later moving to the east of the city with his family; corrected [as infra] by Dr. John Gillespie (Univ.

^ In later years Moore suffered from dementia and was eventually moved into a nursing home where she died in 1951.
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Little Lea
.Lewis was initially schooled by private tutors before being sent to the Wynyard School in Watford, Hertfordshire, in 1908, just after his mother's death from cancer.^ Lewis' mother died in 1908, and he was schooled by occasional tutors.
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^ This school, Wynyard School in Watford, Hertfordshire was soon closed and the headmaster committed as insane soon afterwards.
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^ He was educated in England, first at a prep school that he later likened to a concentration camp, then at Malvern College and finally by a private tutor.

.Lewis' brother had already enrolled there three years previously.^ Assuming that the Gospels are accurate, Lewis said there are three options: 1.
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^ He had a brother named Warren Hamilton Lewis (Warnie), three years his elder.
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.The school was closed not long afterwards due to a lack of pupils; the headmaster Robert "Oldie" Capron was soon after committed to a psychiatric hospital.^ This school, Wynyard School in Watford, Hertfordshire was soon closed and the headmaster committed as insane soon afterwards.
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^ Jack stayed there until the school closed down from lack of pupils.
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^ The headmaster, Robert "Oldie" Capron, seems to have been a cruel man who would flog the boys with little provocation.
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.Tellingly, in Surprised By Joy, Lewis would nickname the school (and place) "Belsen".[4] After Wynyard closed, Lewis attended Campbell College in the east of Belfast about a mile from his home, but he left after a few months due to respiratory problems.^ Lewis next attended Campbell College in the east of the city about a mile from his house but only for a few months.
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^ The school, which in Surprised by Joy he tellingly nicknamed Belsen, was by all accounts a dreadful place.
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^ Corrig.: it is somewhere recorded that C. S. Lewis was born in North Belfast, later moving to the east of the city with his family; corrected [as infra] by Dr. John Gillespie (Univ.

.As a result of his illness, Lewis was sent to the health-resort town of Malvern, Worcestershire, where he attended the preparatory school Cherbourg House (called "Chartres" in Lewis's autobiography).^ Lewis next attended Campbell College in the east of the city about a mile from his house but only for a few months.
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^ After half a term at another school, after which he was withdrawn with an illness, Jack attended a prep school called Cherbourg.
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^ Soon afterwards Jack was sent to a boarding school called Wynyard.
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.In September 1913, Lewis enrolled at Malvern College, where he would remain until the following June.^ Lewis held that for Jesus to be a liar or insane would contradict his position as a "great moral teacher", and the remaining option would make Jesus both a "great moral teacher" and divine.
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^ Next, Lewis was sent to Cherbourg and then Malvern College in Malvern, Worcestershire.
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.It was during this time that 15-year-old Lewis abandoned his childhood Christian faith and became an atheist, becoming interested in mythology and the occult.^ No interest in Joy after becoming a Christian.

^ In his letters to Arthur, Lewis admits that he has abandoned the Christian faith.
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^ Around 1913, he abandoned his childhood Christian faith.
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[5] .Later he would describe "Wyvern" (as he styled the school in his autobiography) as so singularly focused on increasing one's social status that he came to see (although he stated that it never interested or tempted him personally) the homosexual relationships between older and younger pupils as "the one oasis (though green only with weeds and moist only with fetid water) in the burning desert of competitive ambition.^ "One sees now that Denniston would never have done.
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^ "Can one never get anything out of him?"
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^ "To admire Satan [in Paradise Lost ] is to give one's vote not only for a world of misery, but also for a world of lies and propaganda, of wishful thinking, of incessant autobiography."
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[...] .A perversion was the only thing left through which something spontaneous and uncalculated could creep".[6] After leaving Malvern he moved to study privately with William T. Kirkpatrick, his father's old tutor and former headmaster of Lurgan College.^ Leaving Malvern after a year, Lewis moved on to study privately with William T. Kirkpatrick, his father's old tutor.
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^ Albert decided to send him to a tutor to prepare him for the scholarship examination, and Jack went to stay with his father's friend William Kirkpatrick in Great Bookham in Surrey.
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^ You can say that one particular finite thing 'could have been' different from what it is, because it would have been different if something else had been different, and the something else would have been different if some third thing had been different, and so on.
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.As a young boy, Lewis had a fascination with anthropomorphic animals, falling in love with Beatrix Potter's stories and often writing and illustrating his own animal stories.^ Lewis had a passion for "dressed animals" as a boy, falling in love with Beatrix Potter's stories and often writing and illustrating his own animal stories.
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^ C.S. Lewis loved animals, as his earliest writings show.
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^ From a very early age Lewis had loved fairy stories, legends and myths.

.He and his brother Warnie together created the world of Boxen, inhabited and run by animals.^ He and his brother, Warnie, together created the world of Boxen, which was inhabited and run by animals.
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^ As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
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.Lewis loved to read, and as his father's house was filled with books, he felt that finding a book to read was as easy as walking into a field and "finding a new blade of grass."^ Lewis loved to read, and as his father's house was filled with books, he felt that finding a book he had not read was as easy as finding a blade of grass.
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^ This is a select reading list of Lewis's works and books about his life.
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^ Reply Rob says: April 8, 2009 at 8:58 pm I’d rather read the C.S.Lewis book anyday of the week over Twilight.
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[7]
As a teenager, he was wonderstruck by the songs and legends of what he called Northernness, the ancient literature of Scandinavia preserved in the Icelandic sagas. .These legends intensified a longing he had within, a deep desire he would later call "joy". He also grew to love nature; the beauty of nature reminded him of the stories of the North, and the stories of the North reminded him of the beauties of nature.^ Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak.
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^ "The beauty of the female is the root of joy to the female as well as to the male, and it is no accident that the goddess of Love is older and stronger than the god."
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^ The image stayed with him, and many years later it found a place in one of his stories.
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.His writing in his teenage years moved away from the tales of Boxen, and he began to use different art forms (epic poetry and opera) to try to capture his new-found interest in Norse mythology and the natural world.^ We are both soaked in Norse mythology, George MacDonald's fairy-tales, Homer, Beowulf , and medieval romance.

^ Mark found he was talking to a new and different Wither.
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^ Most of these found it hard to believe that nothing short of a complete new wall would be any use.
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.Studying with Kirkpatrick ("The Great Knock", as Lewis afterwards called him) instilled in him a love of Greek literature and mythology, and sharpened his skills in debate and sound reasoning.^ Those who push C.S. Lewis as a great man are not ignorant of what he believed, they know exactly what he taught, and they agree with him.
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^ Man not only lives, but loves and reasons: biological life reaches its highest known level in him.
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^ From him, among other subjects, Jack learned Greek, Latin, a broader appreciation for literature and an exacting method of debate.
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.In 1916, Lewis was awarded a scholarship at University College, Oxford, and began his university studies.^ Malvern College and Oxford University; awarded three first-class degrees from Oxford; served in First World War (Somerset Light Infantry); resided at Magdalen College as fellow and tutor, 1925-54; appt.

^ C.S. Lewis converted to Christianity while teaching at Oxford University, but his love of books and myths had been present since his childhood.
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^ He was turned down for several positions before being awarded a fellowship teaching English at Oxford's Magdalen College.
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[8]

World War I

In 1917, Lewis temporarily left his studies to volunteer in the British Army. As World War I raged on he was commissioned an officer in the Third Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. .Lewis arrived at the front line in the Somme Valley in France on his nineteenth birthday, and experienced trench warfare.^ Lewis arrived at the front line in the Somme Valley in France on his nineteenth birthday.
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.On 15 April 1918 Lewis was wounded by an English shell falling short of its target,[9] and suffered some depression during his convalescence, due in part to missing his Irish home.^ Lewis was sent home with shrapnel wounds.
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^ During the Second World War Jack, wanting to do his part, joined the Home Guard.
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^ Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known Characters (English) (as Author) Lewis, Irwin .
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Upon his recovery in October, he was assigned to duty in Andover, England. He was discharged in December 1918, and soon returned to his studies. Lewis received a First in Honour Moderations (Greek and Latin Literature) in 1920, a First in Greats (Philosophy and Ancient History) in 1922, and a First in English in 1923.

Jane Moore

.While being trained for the army Lewis shared a room with another cadet, Edward Courtnay Francis "Paddy" Moore (1898–1918).^ Janie King Moore was the mother of Paddy Moore, Lewis' closest comrade-in-arms during the First World War.

.Maureen Moore, Paddy's sister, claimed that the two made a mutual pact[10] that if either died during the war, the survivor would take care of both their families.^ Lewis reported that the two young men made a pledge that if either man didn't make it home, the survivor would take care of Lewis' father and Moore's mother.

^ As a matter of fact, I have almost made up my mind not to take a full time job with the N.I.C.E. and hope to be back in college in a day or two.
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^ He had, indeed, a taking style (which had heiped his academic career much more than he would have liked to acknowledge) and his journalism was a success.
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Paddy was killed in action in 1918 and Lewis kept his promise. .Paddy had earlier introduced Lewis to his mother, Jane King Moore, and a friendship very quickly sprang up between Lewis, who was eighteen when they met, and Jane, who was forty-five.^ Paddy had introduced Lewis to his mother, Jane King Moore, and a friendship very quickly sprang up between Lewis, who was eighteen when they met, and Jane, who was forty-five.
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^ They are dealing with authors who have the same mother tongue, the same education, and inhabit the same social & political world as their own, and inherit the same literary traditions.

^ Those who push C.S. Lewis as a great man are not ignorant of what he believed, they know exactly what he taught, and they agree with him.
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The friendship with Mrs. Moore was particularly important to Lewis while he was recovering from his wounds in hospital, as his father did not visit Lewis.
Lewis lived with and cared for Mrs. Moore until she was hospitalized in the late 1940s. He routinely introduced her as his "mother", and referred to her as such in letters. Lewis, whose own mother had died when he was a child and whose father was distant, demanding and eccentric, developed a deeply affectionate friendship with Mrs. Moore.
Speculation regarding their relationship re-surfaced with the publication of A. N. Wilson's biography. .Wilson (who had never met Lewis) attempted to make a case for their having been lovers for a time.^ She kept on talking about someone who'd broken into your flat - or else met her at the station (one couldn't make out which) and burned her with cigars.
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^ If they make any attempt at goodness at all, they learn, in double quick time, that they need help.
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^ It was at Oxford that Lewis met Owen Barfield, who formed a literary discussion group called The Inklings.
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Wilson's biography was not the first to address the question of Lewis's relationship with Mrs. Moore. George Sayer, who knew Lewis for 29 years, sought to shed light on their relationship in his biography Jack: A Life of C. S. Lewis, in which he wrote:
Were they lovers? .Owen Barfield, who knew Jack well in the 1920s, once said that he thought the likelihood was "fifty-fifty."^ Who said I thought that?"
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^ She knew that Mr. Denniston had once been a friend of Mark's but she had never met him; and her first thought was to wonder, as she had wondered before, why Mark's present friends were so inferior to those he once had.
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^ Frost who was watching him carefully knew perfectly well that this might be the result of the present experiment.
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.Although she was twenty-six years older than Jack, she was still a handsome woman, and he was certainly infatuated with her.^ At this time Warren and Jack were both thinking of becoming Christian, although the idea of churchgoing was still unappealing to Jack and he did not accept many aspects of the Christian theology.
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^ Certainly, if all that was told were true, or even half of it, the Wood was older than the Bractons.
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.But it seems very odd, if they were lovers, that he would call her "mother."^ As long as you are with us, Scotland Yard would, I feel, see the inconvenience of trying to act unless they had a very clear case in-deed.
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^ While they had beenfriends, and later when they were lovers, life itself had seemed too short for all they had to say to each other.
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^ While they had been friends, and later when they were lovers, life itself had seemed too short for all they had to say to each other.
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.We know, too, that they did not share the same bedroom.^ He did not know that they were people, nor that he was a bear.
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^ The back door was so shaking on its hinges with the wind that they did not know whether someone were knocking at it or not.
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^ They say things like this: ''How'd you like it if anyone did the same to you?'

.It seems most likely that he was bound to her by the promise he had given to Paddy and that his promise was reinforced by his love for her as his second mother.^ It is a mistake to think that some of our impulses--say mother love or patriotism--are good, and others, like sex or the fighting instinct, are bad.

[11]
Later Sayer changed his mind. In the introduction to the 1997 edition of his biography of Lewis he wrote:
I have had to alter my opinion of Lewis's relationship with Mrs. Moore. .In chapter eight of this book I wrote that I was uncertain about whether they were lovers.^ Lewis's publisher had doubts about whether it would sell, and thought there was more chance if the book were part of a series.
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^ (He was uncertain about whether Saddam Hussein belonged to the same secret society.
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^ They were now sitting so close together that their faces almost touched, as if they had been lovers about to kiss.
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Now after conversations with Mrs. Moore's daughter, Maureen, and a consideration of the way in which their bedrooms were arranged at The Kilns, I am quite certain that they were.
Lewis spoke well of Mrs. Moore throughout his life, saying to his friend George Sayer, "She was generous and taught me to be generous, too."
.In December 1917 Lewis wrote in a letter to his childhood friend Arthur Greeves that Jane and Greeves were "the two people who matter most to me in the world."^ C.S. Lewis, in a letter of 14 December 1950 .
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^ C.S. Lewis, from a letter of 23 December 1950 .
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^ Reply This guy over here says: March 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm Spoken like someone who thinks that Lewis only wrote Narnia.
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In 1930, Lewis and his brother Warnie moved, with Mrs. Moore and her daughter Maureen, into "The Kilns", a house in the district of Headington Quarry on the outskirts of Oxford (now part of the suburb of Risinghurst). They all contributed financially to the purchase of the house, which passed to Maureen, then Dame Maureen Dunbar, Btss., when Warren died in 1973.
Mrs. Moore suffered from dementia in her later years and was eventually moved into a nursing home, where she died in 1951. Lewis visited her every day in this home until her death.

"My Irish life"

Plaque on a park-bench in Bangor, County Down
.Lewis experienced a certain cultural shock on first arriving in England: "No Englishman will be able to understand my first impressions of England", Lewis wrote in Surprised by Joy, continuing, "The strange English accents with which I was surrounded seemed like the voices of demons.^ Warren [Warnie], , wrote a memoir to accompany an edition of his letters (1966); there is a stage version The Screwtape Letters by James Forsythe ( Screwtape , 1972); Surprised by Joy was successfully filmed as Shadowlands with Anthony Hopkins as Lewis in 1993.

^ Reply This guy over here says: March 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm Spoken like someone who thinks that Lewis only wrote Narnia.
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^ Given that I work as a mortgage broker and have had my own industry demonized, which I also hate, that is yet another trait that bugs me to no end.
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But what was worst was the English landscape ... .I have made up the quarrel since; but at that moment I conceived a hatred for England which took many years to heal."^ For one moment, the first for many years, Mark saw himself exactly as a man like Dimble saw him.
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^ The-Beekeeper.html I have always thought that Tori's best appeal and what has made her unique over so many years is the...
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[4]
.From boyhood Lewis immersed himself[citation needed] firstly in Norse and Greek and then in Irish mythology and literature and expressed an interest in the Irish language,[citation needed] though there is not much evidence that he labored to learn it.^ Clive Staples Lewis ( 1898 - 11-29 – 1963 - 11-22 ) was an Irish author , scholar of medieval literature , and Christian apologist .
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^ There is so much of Him that millions and millions of 'little Christs,' all different, will still be too few to express Him fully.
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^ The more I learn of Dobson and Focus on the Family the more I understand why they push C.S. Lewis so much.
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He developed a particular fondness for W. B. Yeats, in part because of Yeats's use of Ireland's Celtic heritage in poetry. .In a letter to a friend Lewis wrote, "I have here discovered an author exactly after my own heart, whom I am sure you would delight in, W. B. Yeats.^ You are - you are among friends here, Mr. Studdock.
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^ If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal.
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^ Reply This guy over here says: March 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm Spoken like someone who thinks that Lewis only wrote Narnia.
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.He writes plays and poems of rare spirit and beauty about our old Irish mythology."^ He is the last vestige of an old order in which matter and spirit were, from our modern point of view, confused.
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[citation needed]
.In 1921, Lewis had the opportunity to meet Yeats on two occasions, since Yeats had moved to Oxford.^ C.S. Lewis converted to Christianity while teaching at Oxford University, but his love of books and myths had been present since his childhood.
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[12] Surprised to find his English peers indifferent to Yeats and the Celtic Revival movement, Lewis wrote: "I am often surprised to find how utterly ignored Yeats is among the men I have met: perhaps his appeal is purely Irish — if so, then thank the gods that I am Irish."[13] Early in his career, Lewis considered sending his work to the major Dublin publishers, writing: "If I do ever send my stuff to a publisher, I think I shall try Maunsel, those Dublin people, and so tack myself definitely onto the Irish school."[citation needed] After his conversion to Christianity, his interests gravitated towards Christian spirituality and away from pagan Celtic mysticism.[citation needed]
Lewis occasionally expressed a somewhat tongue-in-cheek chauvinism toward the English. .Describing an encounter with a fellow Irishman he wrote: "Like all Irish people who meet in England we ended by criticisms on the invincible flippancy and dulness of the Anglo-Saxon race.^ But then in the background — on the other side of Arthur, so to speak — there are all those dark people like Morgan and Morgawse, who are very British indeed and usually more or less hostile though they are his own relatives.
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^ Reply This guy over here says: March 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm Spoken like someone who thinks that Lewis only wrote Narnia.
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^ I know tons and tons of people that like Twilight and the woman are all married and certainly not lonely nor housewives and preteens shouldnt be involved with Twilight.
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.After all, there is no doubt, ami, that the Irish are the only people: with all their faults I would not gladly live or die among another folk."^ There would be no more hysterics.
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^ "There are some confusions there, no doubt.
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^ You would die, no?
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[14] .Throughout his life, he sought out the company of his fellow Irish living in England[citation needed] and visited Northern Ireland regularly, even spending his honeymoon there in 1958 at the Old Inn, Crawfordsburn.^ There's no question of trying to live on the far side of the river any longer, even if they'd let us.
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^ If he had to go back to Bracton, would he find that he retained even his old status there?
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^ Telegraph.html I'm a 21 year old college student and highly suggest everyone out there to get this cd.
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[15] He called this "my Irish life."[citation needed]
According to Paul Stevens of the University of Toronto, "Lewis's Mere Christianity masked many of the political prejudices of an old-fashioned Ulster protestant, a native of middle-class Belfast for whom British withdrawal from Northern Ireland even in the 1950s and 1960s was unthinkable."[16]

Conversion to Christianity

Raised in a church-going family in the Church of Ireland, Lewis became an atheist at the age of 15, though he later paradoxically described his young self as being "very angry with God for not existing".[17]
His early separation from Christianity began when he started to view his religion as a chore and as a duty;[citation needed] around this time he also gained an interest in the occult as his studies expanded to include such topics.[citation needed] Lewis quoted Lucretius (De rerum natura, 5.198–9) as having one of the strongest arguments for atheism:[18]
Nequaquam nobis divinitus esse paratam
Naturam rerum; tanta stat praedita culpa
"Had God designed the world, it would not be
A world so frail and faulty as we see."
.Lewis's interest in the works of George MacDonald was part of what turned him from atheism.^ But from those moments the new sort of life will be spreading through our system: because now we are letting Him work at the right part of us.
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This can be seen particularly well through this passage in Lewis's The Great Divorce, chapter nine, when the semi-autobiographical main character meets MacDonald in Heaven:
...I tried, trembling, to tell this man all that his writings had done for me. .I tried to tell how a certain frosty afternoon at Leatherhead Station when I had first bought a copy of Phantastes (being then about sixteen years old) had been to me what the first sight of Beatrice had been to Dante: Here begins the new life.^ Solomon - for the first time in many years the bright solar blend of king and lover and magician which hangs about that name stole back upon her mind.
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^ "Well, about six years ago - I have all the dates in a wee book there, but it doesn't concern us at the moment - came his first disappearance.
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^ Born Clive Staples Lewis, he announced when he was three years old that his name was Jack, and Jack he was to family and friends for the rest of his life.
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.I started to confess how long that Life had delayed in the region of imagination merely: how slowly and reluctantly I had come to admit that his Christendom had more than an accidental connexion with it, how hard I had tried not to see the true name of the quality which first met me in his books is Holiness.^ They were not merely going to have more power than the prehistoric monsters, they were going to have a new kind of power.
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^ I think I can see how the higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
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^ I sometimes like to imagine that I can just see how it might apply to other things.
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[19]
.Influenced by arguments with his Oxford colleague and friend J. R. R. Tolkien, and by the book The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton, he slowly rediscovered Christianity.^ Lewis had several Christian friends at Oxford, including Hugo Dyson and the Catholic J.R.R. Tolkien, with whom he often argued philosophy and religion.
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^ His influences were, as always, books and a few close friends.
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.He fought greatly up to the moment of his conversion noting that he was brought into Christianity like a prodigal, "kicking, struggling, resentful, and darting his eyes in every direction for a chance to escape."^ Bright unblinking eyes and open mouths greeted him in every direction.
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^ At that moment the form of Wither, slowly sauntering in their direction, became apparent to both and the conversation ended.
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^ If you had been brought up in a non-Christian society, you would not be asked to do this.
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[20] He described his last struggle in Surprised by Joy:
.You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet.^ Must try to keep my mind on it, too.
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^ You must just hunt him."
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^ "Can you work all night?"
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.That which I greatly feared had at last come upon me.^ But he laid his right hand upon me, saying, `Fear not, Iam the first and the last, and the living one; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
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.In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.^ But he also knows that all his real knowledge of God comes through Christ, the Man who was God - that Christ is standing beside him, helping him to pray, praying for him.
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^ And that, by the way, is perhaps the most important difference between Christian and all other religions: that in Christianity God is not a static thing - not even a person - but a dynamic, pulsating activity, a life, almost a kind of drama.
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^ Theology means 'the science of God,' and I think any man who wants to think about God at all would like to have the clearest and most accurate ideas about Him which are available.
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[21]
.After his conversion to theism in 1929, Lewis converted to Christianity in 1931. Following a long discussion and late-night walk with his close friends Tolkien and Hugo Dyson, he records making a specific commitment to Christian belief while on his way to the zoo with his brother.^ Lewis's conversion to Christianity was not a sudden experience.
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^ The members, who included Lewis himself, J.R.R. Tolkien, Adam Fox, Hugo Dyson, Charles Williams and Lewis's brother Warren, met during the 1930s at a pub called the Eagle and Child (known to them as the Bird and Baby).
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^ On September 19, 1931, Lewis, Dyson and Tolkien took a night-time stroll and began a conversation about myth.
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.He became a member of the Church of England — somewhat to the disappointment of Tolkien, who had hoped he would convert to Roman Catholicism.^ Those who seek it in that hope (they are not a negligible class) will be disappointed.
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^ Fellows of colleges do not always find money matters easy to understand: if they did, they would probably not have been the sort of men who became Fellows of college.
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^ Fellows of colleges do not always find money matters easy to understand: if they did, they would probably not have been the sort of men who became Fellows of colleges.
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[22]
.A committed Anglican, Lewis upheld a largely orthodox Anglican theology, though in his apologetic writings, he made an effort to avoid espousing any one denomination.^ It was after his conversion that Lewis began writing his Christian apologetic books.
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^ Lewis's love for animals shines through all his writings, and it made him especially concerned with finding a meaning behind animal suffering.
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^ Lewis's friends later described this debate as deeply humiliating for him and said it stopped him writing more books on theology.
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.In his later writings, some believe he proposed ideas such as purification of venial sins after death in purgatory (The Great Divorce) and mortal sin (The Screwtape Letters)[citation needed], which are generally considered to be Roman Catholic teachings although they are also widely held in Anglicanism.^ Screwtape Letters and Screwtape Proposes a Toast (London: Geoffrey Bles 1961) [£65]; also A Note on Jane Austen ([Oxford: Basil Blackwell 1954]), 13 pp.

^ Some people (such as myself) believe the religion to be a scam and tends to attract people who are… well, bluntly put, mindless.
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^ Reply To This — User Info — #34 That sounds quite vague by mike volpe and furthermore, I believe you are about to propose a great deal of government regulation.
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Regardless, Lewis considered himself an entirely orthodox Anglican to the end of his life, reflecting that he had initially attended church only to receive communion and had been repelled by the hymns and the poor quality of the sermons. .He later came to consider himself honoured by worshipping with men of faith who came in shabby clothes and work boots and who sang all the verses to all the hymns[citation needed].^ Then, as Lewis put it, he "came bounding into it" and brought with him all the ideas Lewis needed to finish the book.
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^ We must be thankful to all the people who have helped us, we must honour them and love them.
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Joy Gresham

.In Lewis's later life, he corresponded with and later met Joy Davidman Gresham, an American writer of Jewish background and also a convert from atheism to Christianity.^ Joy was a New York teacher of English literature, a former communist and a recent convert to Christianity: her parents had been Jewish, though her father was secular and her mother was not very religious.
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^ Both a wonderful introduction to Lewis’s thinking and a wise and insightful guide to key topics in the Christian life, these are truly words to live by.” .
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^ C.S. Lewis converted to Christianity while teaching at Oxford University, but his love of books and myths had been present since his childhood.
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[23] .She was separated from her alcoholic and abusive husband, the novelist William L. Gresham, and came to England with her two sons, David and Douglas.^ They had two sons, Douglas and David.
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^ In 1952 Joy Gresham came to England.
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^ When, on her return to America, she found her husband committing adultery and their marriage beyond repair, she moved to England with her sons.
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[24] .Lewis at first regarded her as an agreeable intellectual companion and personal friend, and it was at least overtly on this level that he agreed to enter into a civil marriage contract with her so that she could continue to live in the UK.[25] Lewis's brother Warnie wrote: "For Jack the attraction was at first undoubtedly intellectual.^ Moreover, the intellectual development of man had not reached the level at which intercourse with our species could offer any attractions to a macrobe.
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^ Lewis claimed the civil marriage ceremony, quietly performed in a registry office, was a purely legal measure to allow Joy to stay in the country.
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^ Thus begins the first adventure into the land of Narnia, the setting for C.S. Lewis's most famous series of books.
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Joy was the only woman whom he had met... who had a brain which matched his own in suppleness, in width of interest, and in analytical grasp, and above all in humour and a sense of fun" (Haven 2006). .However, after complaining of a painful hip, she was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, and the relationship developed to the point that they sought a Christian marriage.^ However, once he and his main accomplice, the false prophet, take their positions, discerning Christians will recognise them for who they are.
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^ When you are facing the Romans (and, he points out, they were not Christian gentlemen, in spite of what Paul writes in Romans), you need something stronger than `the magistrates are ordained of God'.
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Since she was divorced, this was not straightforward in the Church of England at the time, but a friend, the Rev. Peter Bide, performed the ceremony at her hospital bed in March 1957.[26]
.Gresham's cancer soon went into a brief remission, and the couple lived as a family (together with Warren Lewis) until her eventual relapse and death in 1960. The year she died, the couple took a brief holiday in Greece and the Aegean in 1960; Lewis was fond of walking but not of travel, and this marked his only crossing of the English Channel after 1918. Lewis's book A Grief Observed describes his experience of bereavement in such a raw and personal fashion that Lewis originally released it under the pseudonym N.W. Clerk to keep readers from associating the book with him.^ (Lewis took such pains researching this book that he referred to it as O-HEL.) .
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^ Born Clive Staples Lewis, he announced when he was three years old that his name was Jack, and Jack he was to family and friends for the rest of his life.
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.However, so many friends recommended the book to Lewis as a method for dealing with his own grief that he made his authorship public.^ (So many people recommended the book to Lewis to help in his own grief that at last he was forced to admit he wrote it.
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^ C.S. Lewis's own account of his early years reads like a list of books, along with a few people, that shaped his life.
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.Lewis continued to raise Gresham's two sons after her death.^ Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898, the younger of two sons.
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.While Douglas Gresham is, like Lewis and his mother, a Christian,[27] David Gresham turned to the faith into which his mother had been born and became Orthodox Jewish in his beliefs.^ However, the publishers of the C.S. Lewis book, probably did look at that image and say “hey, that’s a christian image.” Or something like that you know.
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^ Reply This guy over here says: March 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm Spoken like someone who thinks that Lewis only wrote Narnia.
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^ Joy's death was hard for Lewis to cope with and tested his Christian faith.
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His mother's writings had featured the Jews, particularly one "shohet" (ritual slaughterer), in an unsympathetic manner. .David informed Lewis that he was going to become a ritual slaughterer in order to present this type of Jewish religious functionary to the world in a more favourable light.^ Mark decided that he was a simple soul, probably an obscure member of some religious order who happened to be an authority on some even more obscure language.
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^ After becoming a Christian, Lewis's outlook seems to have been transformed and he became more positive, even extroverted.
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^ More clearly put, if you build the New World Order and put all the pieces into place, then I (The Antichrist) will come and take my seat of power.
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.August 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In a 2005 interview, Douglas Gresham acknowledged he and his brother were not close, but he did say they are in email contact.^ Reply Zeno says: August 2, 2009 at 11:08 am Sometimes I wonder if those messages are actually anti-twilighters being sarcastic.
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^ Reply Annie Crimefighter's Subconscious has 50 points says: August 3, 2009 at 5:01 pm Again, way to be self aware.
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^ A New World Order, they will say, is needed because individual nations are no longer capable of dealing with these complex problems on their own.
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[28] Douglas remains involved in the affairs of the Lewis estate.

Illness and death

In early June 1961, Lewis began experiencing medical problems and was diagnosed with inflammation of the kidneys which resulted in blood poisoning. His illness caused him to miss the autumn term at Cambridge, though his health gradually began improving in 1962 and he returned that April. .Lewis's health continued to improve, and according to his friend George Sayer, Lewis was fully himself by the spring of 1963. However, on 15 July 1963 he fell ill and was admitted to hospital.^ Anscombe does not remember the debate that way: quoted in George Sayer's biography of Lewis, she said it was a "sober discussion" and that Lewis accepted her criticisms.
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^ Jack: A Life of C S Lewis , George Sayer (1988), originally published as Jack: C. S. Lewis and His Times .
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^ (George Sayer, Jack: A Life of C S Lewis ) .
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The next day at 5:00 pm, Lewis suffered a heart attack and lapsed into a coma, unexpectedly awaking the following day at 2:00 pm. After he was discharged from the hospital, Lewis returned to the Kilns though he was too ill to return to work. As a result, he resigned from his post at Cambridge in August. Lewis's condition continued to decline and in mid-November, he was diagnosed with end stage renal failure. .On 22 November 1963 Lewis collapsed in his bedroom at 5:30 pm and died a few minutes later, exactly one week before his 65th birthday.^ C.S. Lewis died on the 22nd November 1963.
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^ C.S. Lewis (29 November 1898 - 22 November 1963) was a prolific writer, poet, scholar of English literature and defender of Christianity.
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^ If he were doing it to one of them all would have been different; everything would have been prepared weeks beforehand - the temperature of both rooms exactly right, the blade sterilised, the attachments all ready to be made almost before the head was severed.
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He is buried in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Headington, Oxford (Friends of Holy Trinity Church).
.Media coverage of his death was almost completely overshadowed by news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which occurred on the same day, as did the death of Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World.^ John F Kennedy, president of the USA, was assassinated on the same day.
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^ The author of Brave New World , Aldous Huxley, also died on the 22nd.
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^ They are dealing with authors who have the same mother tongue, the same education, and inhabit the same social & political world as their own, and inherit the same literary traditions.

.This coincidence was the inspiration for Peter Kreeft's book Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis, & Aldous Huxley (Kreeft 1982).^ The last book of the Bible looks forward beyond death to a new heaven and a new earth, where mans wickedness has burnt itself out, and day and night are no more.
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^ There might be a life after death: a Heaven: a Hell.
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C. S. Lewis is commemorated on 22 November in the church calendar of the Episcopal Church.[29]

Career

The scholar

Magdalen College
.Lewis began his brilliant academic career as an undergraduate student at Oxford, where he won a triple first, the highest honours in three areas of study.^ After four years of study Lewis ended up with three first-class degrees from Oxford: Greek and Latin literature, classical philosophy and English language and literature.
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[30] .Lewis then 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 English at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.^ Out of the Silent Planet , two years later, attracted mixed reviews, many of which compared Lewis to H.G. Wells.
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^ Lewis, a professor of English literature, was also busy writing nonfiction.
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^ Lewis, a professor of English, was well placed to debate the exact meaning of allegory.
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.Using this position, he argued that there was no such thing as an English Renaissance.^ There is no such thing as Man - it is a word.
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^ But if there were no such thing?
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^ There was no tolerating such an illusion.
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Much of his scholarly work concentrated on the later Middle Ages, especially its use of allegory. .His The Allegory of Love (1936) helped reinvigorate the serious study of late medieval narratives like the Roman de la Rose.^ The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition (1936) .
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.Lewis wrote several prefaces to old works of literature and poetry, like Layamon's Brut.^ Reply This guy over here says: March 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm Spoken like someone who thinks that Lewis only wrote Narnia.
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^ Lewis's friend J.R.R. Tolkien did not like the finished work.
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^ I was referring to this printing of this C.S. Lewis work, not to the original work, since that is not what “looks like” “Twilight”.
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.His book "A Preface to Paradise Lost" is still one of the most valuable criticisms of that work.^ A Preface to Paradise Lost (1942), a highly-regarded study of the poem .
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^ Disputed Handwriting An exhaustive, valuable, and comprehensive work upon one of the most important subjects of to-day.
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.His last academic work, The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (1964), is a summary of the medieval world view, the "discarded image" of the cosmos in his title.^ Studies in medieval and Renaissance literature.

^ (NY: Harcourt, Brace & World [1963]), 30pp.; The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (London: Cambridge UP 1964, 1967), viii, 232pp.; Alastair Fowler, ed., Spenser’s Images of Life (Cambridge UP 1967), ix, 144pp., ill.

The Eagle and Child pub in Oxford where the Inklings met on Tuesday mornings in 1939
.Lewis was a prolific writer, and his circle of literary friends became an informal discussion society known as the "Inklings", including J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and his brother Warren Lewis.^ It was at Oxford that Lewis met Owen Barfield, who formed a literary discussion group called The Inklings.
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^ The members, who included Lewis himself, J.R.R. Tolkien, Adam Fox, Hugo Dyson, Charles Williams and Lewis's brother Warren, met during the 1930s at a pub called the Eagle and Child (known to them as the Bird and Baby).
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^ Copyright 1945, 1946 by Clive Staples Lewis Copyright renewed © 1973, 1974 by Alfred Cecil Harwood and Arthur Owen Barfield .
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At Oxford he was the tutor of, among many other undergraduates, poet John Betjeman, critic Kenneth Tynan, mystic Bede Griffiths, and Sufi scholar Martin Lings. .Curiously, the religious and conservative Betjeman detested Lewis, whereas the anti-Establishment Tynan retained a life-long admiration for him (Tonkin 2005).^ Lewis also realised that his old experiences of 'Joy' had been pointers, reminding him that he was made for another world: he now reinterpreted them as longings for heaven, for God.
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^ Lewis's time as an army officer affected him profoundly, as it did most soldiers, but one friendship changed his life.
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Of Tolkien, Lewis writes in Surprised by Joy:
.When I began teaching for the English Faculty, I made two other friends, both Christians (these queer people seemed now to pop up on every side) who were later to give me much help in getting over the last stile.^ People who were not Christians themselves helped me to Christianity.
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^ Both a wonderful introduction to Lewis’s thinking and a wise and insightful guide to key topics in the Christian life, these are truly words to live by.” .
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^ She wanted to be with Nice people, away from Nasty people - that nursery distinction seeming at the moment more important than any later categories of Good and Bad or Friend and Enemy.
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They were H.V.V. Dyson ... and J.R.R. Tolkien. Friendship with the latter marked the breakdown of two old prejudices. .At my first coming into the world I had been (implicitly) warned never to trust a Papist, and at my first coming into the English Faculty (explicitly) never to trust a philologist.^ More clearly put, if you build the New World Order and put all the pieces into place, then I (The Antichrist) will come and take my seat of power.
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^ Indeed I have been trying on and off for years to complete a poem which (like so many of my poems) has never got beyond the first two lines-- Who damned suburbia?

^ Jewel had been already an old man in the days before the first war when old men were treated with kindness, and he had never succeeded in getting used to the modern world.
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Tolkien was both.[31]

The author

.In addition to his scholarly work, Lewis wrote a number of popular novels, including his science fiction Space Trilogy and his fantasy Narnian books, most dealing implicitly with Christian themes such as sin, humanity's fall from grace, and redemption.^ Lewis's first Christian fiction was Out of the Silent Planet , a science fiction novel written for adults, which was the first in a trilogy.
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^ All three Space books included themes from various different mythologies, but That Hideous Strength was particularly criticised because of it: Professor Chad Walsh, an American authority on Lewis, disliked the Arthurian themes in the book.
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^ It was not long after this time that Lewis wrote his series of classic children's books, beginning in 1948 with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe .
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The Pilgrim's Regress

.His first novel after becoming a Christian was The Pilgrim's Regress, which depicted his experience with Christianity in the style of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.^ In the previous chapter we were considering the Christian idea of 'putting on Christ,' or first 'dressing up' as a son of God in order that you may finally become a real son.
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^ Lewis's first Christian fiction was Out of the Silent Planet , a science fiction novel written for adults, which was the first in a trilogy.
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^ Things do that in The Pilgrim's Progress [a 1678 allegory by John Bunyan] but I'm not writing in that way.
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.The book was poorly received by critics at the time,[citation needed] although D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, one of Lewis's contemporaries at Oxford, gave him much-valued encouragement.^ My one criticism is that the book is pitch...
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^ He seems to have been worried about money for most of the time: he was receiving a little money from Albert, but was concerned that their strained relationship might cause his father to cut him off.
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^ Lewis book like that one it’d totally have a whole different font on the cover… not anything like that.
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.Asked by Lloyd-Jones when he would write another book, Lewis replied, "When I understand the meaning of prayer."^ Reply To This — User Info — #10 I would think it would run afoul of point #2 by zuiko Unless #2 is interpreted to mean that you can eliminate deductions on one person to pay for lower rates on another person.
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^ Reply trtles says: March 28, 2009 at 11:58 am Except Twilight was published before the CS Lewis book in this case.
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^ Reply John Stute says: May 19, 2009 at 9:34 pm Well, at least CS lewis could write….
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(Murray 1990)

Space Trilogy

.His Space Trilogy or Ransom Trilogy novels (also called the Cosmic Trilogy) dealt with what Lewis saw as the de-humanising trends in contemporary science fiction.^ He was the author of 40+ books which included poems, novels, children's books, science fiction, theology, literary criticisms, educational philosophy and an autobiography.
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^ Appropriately, Lewis modeled Dr. Ransom on his dear friend J. R. R. Tolkien, for in the scope of its imaginative achievement and the totality of its vision of not one but two imaginary worlds, the Space Trilogy is rivaled in this century only by Tolkien's trilogy The Lord of the Rings.
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^ October 23, 2009: This is the third book in a series called the "Science Fiction Space Trilogy".
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.The first book, Out of the Silent Planet, was apparently written following a conversation with his friend J. R. R. Tolkien about these trends; Lewis agreed to write a "space travel" story and Tolkien a "time travel" one.^ "Well, about six years ago - I have all the dates in a wee book there, but it doesn't concern us at the moment - came his first disappearance.
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^ Last in the celebrated Space Trilogy that begins with 'Out of the Silent Planet' and 'Perelandra'.
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.Tolkien's story, "The Lost Road", a tale connecting his Middle-earth mythology and the modern world, was never completed.^ We can’t control what every member of our church does, just like any other church in the world unless they live in Communism (which is a completely different story).
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^ Jewel had been already an old man in the days before the first war when old men were treated with kindness, and he had never succeeded in getting used to the modern world.
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Lewis's main character of Ransom is based in part on Tolkien, a fact that Tolkien himself alludes to in his Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien. .The second novel, Perelandra, depicts a new Garden of Eden on the planet Venus, a new Adam and Eve, and a new "serpent figure" to tempt them.^ So Perelandra, triumphant among planets, whom men call Venus, came and was with them in the room.
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^ The destination of those who walk from Eden's garden is a new city, which John calls the heavenly Jerusalem.
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^ It concludes the Trilogy of which Out of the Silent Planet was the first part, and Perelandra the second, but can be read on its own.
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.The story can be seen as a hypothesis of what could have happened if the terrestrial Eve had resisted the serpent's temptation and avoided the Fall of Man.^ And you could see in his face that he was a man used up to the last drop, if you know what I mean - that he'd fall to pieces the moment the powers let him go."
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.The last novel in the Trilogy, That Hideous Strength, further develops the theme of nihilistic science threatening traditional human values embodied in Arthurian legend (and making reference to Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth).^ The Hideous Strength holds all this Earth in its fist to squeeze as it wishes.
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^ In That Hideous Strength, the final installment of the Space Trilogy, the dark forces that have been repulsed in Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra are massed for an assault on the planet Earth itself.
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^ That-Hideous-Strength-Space-Trilogy-Paperback.html Lewis' apocolyptic vision of where mankind is headed hits far closer to the mark than the more widel...
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.Many of the ideas in the Trilogy, particularly the opposition to de-humanization in the third volume, are presented more formally in Lewis’ The Abolition of Man, based on his series of lectures at Durham University in 1943. Lewis stayed in Durham, where he was overwhelmed by the cathedral.^ It’s a nice picture that has many different interpretations behind it depending on the story or idea you are trying to present.
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^ Lewis's publisher had doubts about whether it would sell, and thought there was more chance if the book were part of a series.
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^ In The Problem of Pain Lewis presented an imagined glimpse of un-fallen humanity, as he had previously done in the fictional settings of Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra .
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.That Hideous Strength is in fact set in the environs of 'Edgestow' university, a small English university like Durham, though Lewis disclaims any other resemblance between the two.^ In other words, though I pretended to be thinking about something that exists before any universe was made, I was really smuggling in the picture of a universe and putting that something inside it.
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^ The other turned and looked at him in silence for a second or two; then it resumed its walk: Feverstone felt at once that this was not the sort of man he would get on with - in fact, he had never liked the look of anyone less.
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^ In other words, to think of them as different, we have had to bring in space and matter; in fact we have had to bring in 'Nature' or the created universe.
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.Walter Hooper, Lewis's literary executor, discovered a fragment of another science-fiction novel by Lewis, The Dark Tower, but it is unfinished; it is not clear whether the book was intended as part of the same series of novels.^ Lewis's publisher had doubts about whether it would sell, and thought there was more chance if the book were part of a series.
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^ I think it’s clear to see that by dates alone the Lewis book does not pre-date Meyer’s.
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^ In 1937 he wrote the first of his science fiction books, Out of the Silent Planet .
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The manuscript was eventually published in 1977, though Lewis scholar Kathryn Lindskoog doubts its authenticity.

The Chronicles of Narnia

.
The Mountains of Mourne inspired Lewis to write The Chronicles of Narnia.
^ The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-Boxed-Set.html It's not as though C. S. Lewis didn't know allegory.
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About them, Lewis wrote "I have seen landscapes ... which, under a particular light, make me feel that at any moment a giant might raise his head over the next ridge."[33]
.The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children and is considered a classic of children's literature.^ It was not long after this time that Lewis wrote his series of classic children's books, beginning in 1948 with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe .
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^ The seven Chronicles of Narnia were written and published between 1948 and 1956.
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^ Readers who fall in love with Lewis's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia as children unfailingly cherish his Space Trilogy as adults; it, too, brings to life strange and magical realms in which epic battles are fought between the forces of light and those of darkness.
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.Written between 1949 and 1954 and illustrated by Pauline Baynes, the series is Lewis's most popular work, having sold over 100 million copies in 41 languages (Kelly 2006) (Guthmann 2005).^ [Miscellaneous works by C.S. Lewis translated into Scandinavian languages, not catalogued separately.

^ Thus begins the first adventure into the land of Narnia, the setting for C.S. Lewis's most famous series of books.
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^ From Amazon.com: “Words to Live By contains an unprecedented selection of Lewis’s writings, drawing from his most popular works, but also from his volumes of letters and his lesser-known essays and poems.
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.It has been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, television, stage and cinema.^ Several times that day he had been made to feel himself an outsider; that feeling completely disappeared while Miss Hardcastle was talking to him.
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The books contain Christian ideas intended to be easily accessible to young readers. .In addition to Christian themes, Lewis also borrows characters from Greek and Roman mythology as well as traditional British and Irish fairy tales.^ We are both soaked in Norse mythology, George MacDonald's fairy-tales, Homer, Beowulf , and medieval romance.

^ The Golden Spears And Other Fairy Tales (English) (as Author) Irish Fairy Tales (English) (as Author) Lear, Edward, 1812-1888 .
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^ Gawayne and the Green Knight (English) (as Author) Gawayne and the Green Knight A Fairy Tale (English) (as Author) Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963 .
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Other works

Lewis wrote a number of works on Heaven and Hell. .One of these, The Great Divorce, is a short novella in which a few residents of Hell take a bus ride to Heaven, where they are met by people who dwell there.^ There are people who have never died.
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^ You and I want to be the people who do the taking charge, not the ones who are taken charge of.
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^ In all these Western parts of the world there was only one man who had lived in those days and could still be recalled.
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.The proposition is that they can stay (in which case they can call the place where they had come from "Purgatory", instead of "Hell"); but many find it not to their taste.^ In the day-time she kept on going to Edgestow - nominally in the attempt to find another "woman who would come in twice a week" instead of Mrs. Maggs.
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^ Those who call for Nonsense will find that it comes."
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^ "I wonder what they will find if they start digging up that place for the foundations of their N.I.C.E.," he said.
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The title is a reference to William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, a concept that Lewis found a "disastrous error" (Lewis 1946, p. vii). .This work deliberately echoes two other more famous works with a similar theme: the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.^ Do not be worried or surprised if you find it (or Him) rather vaguer or more shadowy in your mind than the other two.
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^ The-Adventures-of-Baron-Munchausen.html This is a film that works on two or more levels, one for children and one fot adults.
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^ If two men are doing a bit of work, one will say to the other, 'Put this bowl inside the bigger bowl.
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Another short work, The Screwtape Letters, consists of suave letters of advice from a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew Wormwood, on the best ways to tempt a particular human and secure his damnation. .Lewis's last novel was Till We Have Faces — he thought of it as his most mature and masterful work of fiction, but it was never a popular success.^ From Amazon.com: “Words to Live By contains an unprecedented selection of Lewis’s writings, drawing from his most popular works, but also from his volumes of letters and his lesser-known essays and poems.
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It is a retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche from the unusual perspective of Psyche's sister. .It is deeply concerned with religious ideas, but the setting is entirely pagan, and the connections with specific Christian beliefs are left implicit.^ Perhaps a modern man can understand the Christian idea best if he takes it in connection with Evolution.
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.Before Lewis's conversion to Christianity, he published two books: Spirits in Bondage, a collection of poems, and Dymer, a single narrative poem.^ However, the publishers of the C.S. Lewis book, probably did look at that image and say “hey, that’s a christian image.” Or something like that you know.
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^ Reply trtles says: March 28, 2009 at 11:58 am Except Twilight was published before the CS Lewis book in this case.
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^ But yeah, C.S. Lewis had a stupid book cover long before Twilight .
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Both were published under the pen name Clive Hamilton.
He also wrote The Four Loves, which rhetorically explains four loves including friendship, eros, affection, and charity or caritas.
.In 2009, a partial draft of Language and Human Nature, which Lewis had begun co-writing with J.R.R. Tolkien, but which was never completed, was discovered.^ Reply John Stute says: May 19, 2009 at 9:34 pm Well, at least CS lewis could write….
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^ Reply MadeofMeat says: March 28, 2009 at 11:54 pm Um… C.S. Lewis was Christian until his teen years, when he partially fell away from it.
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The Christian apologist

In addition to his career as an English professor and an author of fiction, Lewis is regarded by many as one of the most influential Christian apologists of his time; Mere Christianity was voted best book of the twentieth century by Christianity Today in 2000. Due to Lewis's approach to religious belief as a skeptic, and his following conversion, he has been called "The Apostle to the Skeptics."
Lewis was very interested in presenting a reasonable case for the truth of Christianity. .Mere Christianity, The Problem of Pain, and Miracles were all concerned, to one degree or another, with refuting popular objections to Christianity, such as "How could a good God allow pain to exist in the world?". He also became known as a popular lecturer and broadcaster, and some of his writing (including much of Mere Christianity) originated as scripts for radio talks or lectures.^ This sort of talk could do no good.

^ Their love for one another became intense.
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^ The-Bounty.html How could people underappreciate a movie so much!?
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According to George Sayer, a 1948 loss in a debate with Elizabeth Anscombe, also a Christian, led to his reevaluating his role as an apologist and his future works concentrated on devotional literature and children's books.[36] Anscombe had a different recollection of the debate's emotional effect on Lewis.[36] Victor Reppert also disputes Sayer, listing some of Lewis's post-1948 apologetic publications, including the second and revised edition of his Miracles in 1960.[37]
.Lewis also wrote an autobiography titled Surprised by Joy, which places special emphasis on his own conversion.^ Warren [Warnie], , wrote a memoir to accompany an edition of his letters (1966); there is a stage version The Screwtape Letters by James Forsythe ( Screwtape , 1972); Surprised by Joy was successfully filmed as Shadowlands with Anthony Hopkins as Lewis in 1993.

^ Autobiography , Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life (1955).

.(It was written before he met his wife, Joy Gresham; the title of the book came from the first line of a poem by William Wordsworth.^ "Well, about six years ago - I have all the dates in a wee book there, but it doesn't concern us at the moment - came his first disappearance.
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^ She knew that Mr. Denniston had once been a friend of Mark's but she had never met him; and her first thought was to wonder, as she had wondered before, why Mark's present friends were so inferior to those he once had.
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^ Although he was among men he had not met before, he seemed to know everyone within the first five minutes and to be joining naturally in the conversation.
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) .His essays and public speeches on Christian belief, many of which were collected in God in the Dock and The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses, remain popular today.^ It is too critical a nation to remain on the sidelines for very long and, contrary to popular belief, Syria - not Iraq - is the most powerful Islamic military state in the Middle East.
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.His most famous works, the Chronicles of Narnia, contain many strong Christian messages and are often considered allegory.^ I think this is the right moment to consider a question which is often asked: If Christianity is true why are not all Christians obviously nicer than all non-Christians?
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^ New Age principles, which have subtly worked their way into many churches disguised as sound biblical teachings, will prevent unsuspecting Christians from recognising the Antichrist.
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^ The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-Boxed-Set.html It's not as though C. S. Lewis didn't know allegory.
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Lewis, an expert on the subject of allegory, maintained that the books were not allegory, and preferred to call the Christian aspects of them "suppositional". As Lewis wrote in a letter to a Mrs. Hook in December 1958:
.If Aslan represented the immaterial Deity in the same way in which Giant Despair [a character in The Pilgrim's Progress] represents despair, he would be an allegorical figure.^ But if there were several sons they would all be related to one another and to the Father in the same way.
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^ Is it not quite possible that they would imagine that, since they were all receiving the same light, and all reacting to it in the same way (i.e.
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^ Just in the same way, if the advertisements of Whitesmile's toothpaste are true it ought to follow (a) That anyone who uses it will have better teeth than the same person would have if he did not use it.
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.In reality however he is an invention giving an imaginary answer to the question, 'What might Christ become like, if there really were a world like Narnia and He chose to be incarnate and die and rise again in that world as He actually has done in ours?'^ I did not actually see much in it that reality to Mormonism, so don’t make that an excuse for not liking the books.
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^ If it had ever occurred to her to question whether all these things might be the reality behind what she had been taught at school as "religion," she had put the thought aside.
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^ We can’t control what every member of our church does, just like any other church in the world unless they live in Communism (which is a completely different story).
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This is not allegory at all. (Martindale & Root 1990)

Trilemma

.In a much-cited passage from Mere Christianity, Lewis challenged the increasingly popular view that Jesus, although a great moral teacher, was not God.^ For when you get down to it, is not the popular idea of Christianity simply this: that Jesus Christ was a great moral teacher and that if only we took His advice we might be able to establish a better social order and avoid another war?
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^ Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis Chapter 23, 24, 26-33 of C.S. Lewiss book Mere Christianity .
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He argued that Jesus made several implicit claims to divinity, which would logically exclude this:
.I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God.'^ "The great thing here," said Cosser, "is never quarrel with anyone.
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^ But I don't feel like that about God.
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^ A good many people nowadays say, `I believe in a God, but not in a personal God.'
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.That is the one thing we must not say.^ That is the one thing we must not say.
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^ As C.S. Lewis says: "There is one argument which we should beware of using for either position: God must have done what is best, this is best, therefore God has done this.
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^ Whichever room you enter, says Lewis, the important thing is that you be convinced that it is the right one for you.
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.A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher.^ "I haven't time for this sort of thing," said Steele.
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^ It also set him free to think of all the things he would have said to Wither if he hadn't had Jane to bother about - and would still say if ever be got a chance.
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^ The Fairy said that old Dick was a mere politician at heart and always would be.
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.He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell.^ And, not to forejudge any issue, I will not say, as I would in ordinary conversation, that he has always been a man of what you might call an imaginative turn.
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^ Of course, all this was not to the tramp what it would have been to anyone who made an educated and wealthy man's demands upon the universe.
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^ A snub sent him away dreaming of not revenge but of brilliant jokes or achievements which would one day conquer the good will of the man who had snubbed him.
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.You must make your choice.^ "Then you must show your hand.
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^ I think you must make at least one effort to detach him from the N.I.C.E." .
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^ "Your upbringing makes it natural that you should not," replied Miss Ironwood.
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.Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.^ God became man to turn creatures into sons: not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man.
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^ But when the Bible talks of our `becoming' Sons of God, obviously it must mean something different.
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^ Perhaps every man would have been 'in Christ,' would have shared the life of the Son of God, from the moment he was born.
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.You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronising nonsense about his being a great human teacher.^ He thinks you are killing him.
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^ You can come out and see us.
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^ It will come when you are looking for Him.
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.He has not left that open to us.^ He has not left that open to us.
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He did not intend to. (Lewis 1952, p. 43)
.This appeared at a time when scholars such as Albert Schweitzer and Rudolf Bultmann had portrayed Jesus' miracles and resurrection as myths.^ The-Case-for-Faith-A-Journalist-Investigates-the-Toughest-Objections-to-Christianity.html After dealing with the such issues as the death and resurrection of Jesus in "The Case for Christ," ...
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The concept that Jesus was not God but a wise man had gained ground in academic circles. .In accepting the premise that Jesus had claimed divinity, Lewis was contradicting a viewpoint, popularized by H. G. Wells in his Outline of History, that Jesus had made no such claim.^ "If you mean they have fleas," said Ivy, "you know as well as anyone that they have no such thing."
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[citation needed]
.This argument, which Lewis did not invent but developed and popularised, is sometimes referred to as "Lewis's trilemma". It has been used by the Christian apologist Josh McDowell in his book More Than a Carpenter (McDowell 2001).^ However, the publishers of the C.S. Lewis book, probably did look at that image and say “hey, that’s a christian image.” Or something like that you know.
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^ But the map is going to be more use than walks on the beach if you want to get to America.
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.Although widely repeated in Christian apologetic literature, it has been largely ignored by professional theologians and biblical scholars, as it fails to take into account the possibility that Jesus' claims to divinity may have been significantly misunderstood, or the possibility that the Gospels themselves may be inaccurate.^ We must take into account the possibility that the man is not Merlinus.
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^ Obviously, conjuring is one of the hypotheses that any impartial investigator must take into account.
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^ His simple antithesis of the Normal and the Diseased had obviously failed to take something into account.
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For these reasons, Lewis's argument is regarded by some as logically unsound and an example of false dilemma.[38]
Lewis's Christian apologetics, and this argument in particular, have been criticized. Philosopher John Beversluis described Lewis's arguments as "textually careless and theologically unreliable".[39] John Hick argues that New Testament scholars do not today support the view that Jesus claimed to be God.[40] The Anglican bishop N. T. Wright commented that the 'trilemma' argument "doesn't work as history, and it backfires dangerously when historical critics question his reading of the Gospels."[41]
.Lewis used a similar structure in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, when Digory Kirke advises the young heroes that their sister's claims of a magical world must logically be taken as either lies, madness, or truth.^ The lion, the witch and the wardrobe.

^ The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe 1988.

^ The lion, the witch and the wardrobe 1983.

[37]

Universal morality

.One of the main theses in Lewis's apologia is that there is a common morality known throughout humanity.^ Our church is known for doing good throughout the world, and though there are LDS are mean or racist or don’t immoral, that doesn’t make them the epitome of our church.
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^ But as soon as I begin trying to explain how these Persons are connected I have to use words which make it sound as if one of them was there before the others.
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.In the first five chapters of Mere Christianity Lewis discusses the idea that people have a standard of behaviour to which they expect other people to adhere.^ But when we are comparing Christians in general with non-Christians in general, we are usually not thinking about real people whom we know at all, but only about two vague ideas which we have got from novels and newspapers.
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^ They are the 'awful set' He goes about with - and of course the Pharisees say still, as they said from the first, 'if there were anything in Christianity those people would not be Christians.'
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^ In the previous chapter we were considering the Christian idea of 'putting on Christ,' or first 'dressing up' as a son of God in order that you may finally become a real son.
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This standard has been called Universal Morality or Natural Law. .Lewis claims that people all over the earth know what this law is and when they break it.^ But when we are comparing Christians in general with non-Christians in general, we are usually not thinking about real people whom we know at all, but only about two vague ideas which we have got from novels and newspapers.
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^ I know tons and tons of people that like Twilight and the woman are all married and certainly not lonely nor housewives and preteens shouldnt be involved with Twilight.
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^ You know that among human beings, when they get together in a family, or a club, or a trade union, people talk about the 'spirit' of that family, or club, or trade union.
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.He goes on to claim that there must be someone or something behind such a universal set of principles.^ There were not, and must not be, such things as men.
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^ "But there must be something wrong.
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^ They are the 'awful set' He goes about with - and of course the Pharisees say still, as they said from the first, 'if there were anything in Christianity those people would not be Christians.'
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(Lindskoog 2001b, p. 144)
.These then are the two points that I wanted to make.^ All these pictures of light or heat are making it sound as if the Father and Son were two things instead of two Persons.
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.First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it.^ But when we are comparing Christians in general with non-Christians in general, we are usually not thinking about real people whom we know at all, but only about two vague ideas which we have got from novels and newspapers.
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^ "I am always, of course," said Wither, "most ready and - er - interested to hear expressions of your own opinions and would not for a moment deny that they are (in certain respects, of course, if not in all) of a very real value.
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^ The great majority of the human race can be educated only in the sense of being given knowledge: they cannot be trained into the total objectivity of mind which is now necessary.
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.Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way.^ Do really develop particular ways of talking and behaving which they would not have if they were apart.'
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.They know the Law of Nature; they break it.^ They had broken by natural philosophy the barrier which God of His own power would not break.
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.These two facts are the foundation of all clear thinking about ourselves and the universe we live in.^ About the future he did not think at all.
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^ It also set him free to think of all the things he would have said to Wither if he hadn't had Jane to bother about - and would still say if ever be got a chance.
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^ In other words, though I pretended to be thinking about something that exists before any universe was made, I was really smuggling in the picture of a universe and putting that something inside it.
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(Lewis 1952, p. 21)
Lewis also portrays Universal Morality in his works of fiction. In The Chronicles of Narnia he describes Universal Morality as the "Deep magic" which everyone knew. (Lindskoog 2001b, p. 146)
.In the second chapter of Mere Christianity Lewis recognizes that "many people find it difficult to understand what this Law of Human Nature [...] is". And he responds first to the idea "that the Moral Law is simply our herd instinct" and second to the idea "that the Moral Law is simply a social convention". In responding to the second idea Lewis notes that people often complain that one set of moral ideas is better than another, but that this actually argues for there existing some "Real Morality" to which they are comparing other moralities.^ There's a strange bear; another one."
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^ That was the dream - no worse, if also no better, than many another nightmare.
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^ It is their strength, and the strength of some greater than they, which will destroy our enemies."
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Finally he notes that sometimes differences in moral codes are exaggerated by people who confuse differences in beliefs about morality with differences in beliefs about facts:
.I have met people who exaggerate the differences, because they have not distinguished between differences of morality and differences of belief about facts.^ Whereas you and I know that the light will in fact bring out, or show up, how different they are.
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^ She kept on talking about someone who'd broken into your flat - or else met her at the station (one couldn't make out which) and burned her with cigars.
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^ They talk about its 'spirit' because the individual members, when they are together.
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.For example, one man said to me, "Three hundred years ago people in England were putting witches to death.^ Three hundred and seventy-one pages of bigoted opinion.
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^ "If one insists on putting the question in those terms," said Frost, "I think Waddington has given the best answer.
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^ The-Boyfriend-School.html I saw this movie a few years ago now, but it's become one of my favourites of all time.
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.Was that what you call the Rule of Human Nature or Right Conduct?"^ And henceforward, all the creatures that you and I call human are mere candidates for admission to the new species or else its slaves - perhaps its food."
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^ It is by advices he thinks he has received from eldils that the Director has discovered the conspiracy against the human race; and what's more, it's on instructions from eldils that he's conducting the campaign - if you can call it conducting!
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^ An invitation that beckoned you right across the frontiers of human life into something that people had been trying to find since the beginning of the world ...
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.But surely the reason we do not execute witches is that we do not believe there are such things.^ But if there were no such thing?
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^ There were not, and must not be, such things as men.
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^ There is no such thing as Man - it is a word.
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.If we did — if we really thought that there were people going about who had sold themselves to the devil and received supernatural powers from him in return and were using these powers to kill their neighbours or drive them mad or bring bad weather, surely we would all agree that if anyone deserved the death penalty, then these filthy quislings did.^ He's that lazy and he will go in and sit there all day when it's cold weather."
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^ "Who the devil has been telling him that?"
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^ And the thought would not go away.
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.There is no difference of moral principle here: the difference is simply about matter of fact.^ "There's no puzzle about you.
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^ There is no before and after about it.
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^ There's no special privilege for England - no nonsense about a chosen nation.
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.It may be a great advance in knowledge not to believe in witches: there is no moral advance in not executing them when you do not think they are there.^ You tend to think that you are being kind to them when they are really being kind to you.
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^ The rats are always there in the cellar, but if you go in shouting and noisily they will have taken cover before you switch on the light.
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^ But there may be a period, while the wings are just beginning to grow, when it cannot do so: and at that stage the lumps on the shoulders - no one could tell by looking at them that they are going to be wings - may even give it an awkward appearance.
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.You would not call a man humane for ceasing to set mousetraps if he did so because he believed there were no mice in the house.^ Not what you would call changed."
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^ The moment you did it, the picture was there.
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^ What did you think she would say?
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(Lewis 1952, p. 26)
Lewis also had fairly progressive views on the topic of "animal morality", in particular the suffering of animals, as is evidenced by several of his essays: most notably, On Vivisection[42] and "On the Pains of Animals."[43][44]

Legacy

A statue of Digory Kirke (C. S. Lewis's fictional alter ego from The Magician's Nephew) in front of the wardrobe of his book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in East Belfast, Northern Ireland
Lewis continues to attract a wide readership. .In 2008, The Times ranked him eleventh on their list of "the 50 greatest British writers since 1945".[45] Readers of his fiction are often unaware of what Lewis considered the Christian themes of his works.^ I think this is the right moment to consider a question which is often asked: If Christianity is true why are not all Christians obviously nicer than all non-Christians?
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^ He works through Nature, through our own bodies, through books, sometimes through experiences which seem (at the time) anti-Christian.
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His Christian apologetics are read and quoted by members of many Christian denominations, from Catholics to Mormons (Pratt 1998).
.Lewis has been the subject of several biographies, a few of which were written by some of his close friends, such as Roger Lancelyn Green and George Sayer.^ Roger Lancelyn Green & Walter Hooper, C. S. Lewis: A Companion and Guide (London: Fount Press [Collins] 1996.

In 1985 the screenplay Shadowlands by William Nicholson, dramatizing Lewis's life and relationship with Joy Davidman Gresham, was aired on British TV (starring Joss Ackland as Lewis and Claire Bloom as Joy). .In 1989 this was staged as a theatre play (starring Nigel Hawthorne) and in 1993 Shadowlands became a feature film, starring Anthony Hopkins as Lewis and Debra Winger as Joy.^ Warren [Warnie], , wrote a memoir to accompany an edition of his letters (1966); there is a stage version The Screwtape Letters by James Forsythe ( Screwtape , 1972); Surprised by Joy was successfully filmed as Shadowlands with Anthony Hopkins as Lewis in 1993.

.In 2005, a one hour made for TV movie entitled C. S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (starring Anton Rodgers) provided a general synopsis of Lewis's life.^ Reply kais says: April 17, 2009 at 12:47 am the Lewis one is totally made up.
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Many books have been inspired by Lewis, including A Severe Mercy by his correspondent and friend Sheldon Vanauken. The Chronicles of Narnia have been particularly influential. .Modern children's literature such as Daniel Handler's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter have been more or less influenced by Lewis's series (Hilliard 2005).^ The-Austere-Academy-A-Series-of-Unfortunate-Events-Book-5.html I love the ways Lemony describes the Orphan House, and the violin concert!
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^ The-Bad-Beginning-A-Series-of-Unfortunate-Events-Book-1.html Take the book's warnings very seriously - there is nothing happy or pleasant about this book.
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^ The-Carnivorous-Carnival-A-Series-of-Unfortunate-Events-Book-9.html I love these books!
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.Pullman, an atheist and so fierce a critic of Lewis's work as to be dubbed "the anti-Lewis",[46][47] considers him a negative influence and has accused Lewis of featuring religious propaganda, misogyny, racism, and emotional sadism (BBC News 2005) in his books.^ Reply FBR says: March 30, 2009 at 5:21 pm Actually, that book is a compilation of C.S. Lewis works.
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^ Reply FBR says: March 30, 2009 at 6:42 am No, the Lewis book is a compilation published in 2007, and Twilight came in 2005.
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^ Since the Lewis book is religion based, and Meyer is religious herself, it kind of makes sense.
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Authors of adult fantasy literature such as Tim Powers have also testified to being influenced by Lewis's work.
Most of Lewis’ posthumous work has been edited by his literary executor, Walter Hooper. An independent Lewis scholar, the late Kathryn Lindskoog, argued that Hooper's scholarship is not reliable and that he has made false statements and attributed forged works to Lewis (Lindskoog 2001). .C. S. Lewis's stepson, Douglas Gresham, denies the forgery claims, saying that "The whole controversy thing was engineered for very personal reasons...^ Reply Alina says: August 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm The apple thing is overused by Christio-maniacs like Meyer and Lewis.
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^ They mean that a real Person, Christ, here and now, in that very room where you are saying your prayers, is doing things to you.
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^ What I always say is, that once you get the whole thing out into the open, you don't have any more trouble.
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Her fanciful theories have been pretty thoroughly discredited." (Gresham 2007).
A bronze statue of Lewis's character, Digory, from The Magician's Nephew, stands in Belfast's Holywood Arches in front of the Holywood Road Library (BBC News 2004).
Lewis was strongly opposed to the creation of live-action versions of his works. .His major concern was that the anthropomorphic animal characters "when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare". This was said in the context of the 1950s, when technology would not allow the special effects required to make a coherent, robust film version of Narnia.^ And, not to forejudge any issue, I will not say, as I would in ordinary conversation, that he has always been a man of what you might call an imaginative turn.
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^ She kept on talking about someone who'd broken into your flat - or else met her at the station (one couldn't make out which) and burned her with cigars.
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^ "I don't think," he said, "that joining us, would mean, at the moment, coming to live at St. Anne's, specially in the case of a married woman.
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.Several C. S. Lewis Societies exist around the world, including one which was founded in Oxford in 1982 to discuss papers on the life and works of Lewis and the other Inklings, and generally appreciate all things Lewisian.^ But above all, He works on us through each other.
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^ In all these Western parts of the world there was only one man who had lived in those days and could still be recalled.
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^ It might be that when intelligent creatures entered into Christ they would, in that way, bring all the other things in along with them.
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[48] His name is also used by a variety of Christian organizations, often with a concern for maintaining conservative Christian values in education or literary studies.
.The 2005 film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was based on his first installment in the Narnia series.^ The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe.html ok so I'm a great soundtrack fan, and this is just a lovely soundtrack that I'm so pleased I bought....
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^ The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe-Full-Screen-Edition.html productimages/The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe-Special-Two-Disc-Collector-s-Edition.html I admit that going into the theater I was skeptical.
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^ The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe-Full-Screen-Edition.html I admit that going into the theater I was skeptical.
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.Film adaptations have been made of two other books he wrote: Prince Caspian (released on 16 May 2008) and Voyage of the Dawn Treader (to be released 2010).^ The voyage of the Dawn Treader 1988.

^ Reply Mrs Prince Caspian says: March 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm The books are meant to look similar… probably .
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^ Puffin 1959) [first of the Narnia novels]; The Last Battle (1956) [last of the Narnia novels]; Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (London: Geoffrey Bles 1951); The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (London: Geoffrey Bles 1952; edns.

Several songs, bands, and musicians have taken influence from Lewis's work:
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  • The song "The Earth Will Shake" performed by Thrice is based on his poem "The Prudent Jailer", with many other songs relating to his work including "The Abolition of Man", "(That) Hideous Strength" and "As The Ruin Falls".
  • The band Sixpence None the Richer are named after a passage in Mere Christianity.
  • The Great Divorce has served as the inspiration for at least four pieces of music:
  • New Zealand Christian singer-songwriter Brooke Fraser also included a song entitled "C. S. Lewis Song" in her latest album "Albertine" which contains passages from his writing.^ There were a great many other animals about too, apparently, but that was rather irrelevant than alarming.
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    ^ There are people (a great many of them) who are slowly ceasing to be Christians but who still call themselves by that name: some of them are clergymen.
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    ^ And there are strange, exciting hints in the Bible that when we I are drawn in, a great many other things in Nature will begun to come right.
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  • Christian alternative rock band Poor Old Lu are so named because of a sentence in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
  • Alternative rock band Future of Forestry got its name from Lewis's poem The Future of Forestry.
  • 2nd Chapter of Acts recorded an album entitled The Roar of Love, inspired by the first of the Narnia stories.
  • British band The Waterboys quoted from the final Narnia book, The Last Battle, in their 1984 song "Church Not Made with Hands". Later, on their 1990 album Room to Roam, The Waterboys included a song entitled "Further Up, Further In", the title taken from the penultimate chapter of The Last Battle.
  • Joni Mitchell included a song titled "The Dawntreader" on her album, "Song to a Seagull".
  • American guitarist and vocalist Phil Keaggy, besides being a huge fan of Lewis' works (sometimes even quoting him during his concerts), recorded on his 1976 album Love Broke Thru an arranged version of the poem "As the Ruin Falls" by Lewis.^ What He is watching and waiting and working for is something that is not easy even for God, because, from the nature of the case, even He cannot produce it by a mere act of power.
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    ^ The-Christmas-Collection.html Look, I loved Il Divo's first album.
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    ^ I read the first book and the first part of the last book (to verify the stupidity of the marriage/virgin117yroldmale).
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    In 1991 on his instrumental album Beyond Nature (named after a quotation of Mere Christianity), Keaggy referenced Lewis in the titles of some of the songs (e.g., "Brother Jack", "Addison's Walk" and "County Down").
  • Phish has a song titled "Prince Caspian" named after the title character in Lewis's book Prince Caspian.
  • Christian guitarist and vocalist Phil Wickham wrote the song "Sailing on a Ship" based on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and the song "Heaven and Earth" based on The Last Battle.

Bibliography

Secondary works

  • John Beversluis, C. S. Lewis and the Search for Rational Religion. Eerdmans, 1985. ISBN 0-8028-0046-7
  • Humphrey Carpenter, The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and their friends. George Allen & Unwin, 1978. ISBN 0-04-809011-5
  • Joe R. Christopher & Joan K. Ostling, C. S. Lewis: An Annotated Checklist of Writings about him and his Works. Kent State University Press, n.d. (1972). ISBN 0-87338-138-6
  • James Como, Branches to Heaven: The Geniuses of C. S. Lewis, Spence, 1998.
  • James Como, Remembering C. S. Lewis (3rd ed. of C. S. Lewis at the Breakfast Table). .Ignatius, 2006
  • Michael Coren, The Man Who Created Narnia: The Story of C. S. Lewis.^ Reply This guy over here says: March 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm Spoken like someone who thinks that Lewis only wrote Narnia.
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    ^ Wikipedia The Goose Man (English) (as Translator) The Indian Lily and Other Stories (English) (as Translator) Lewis, Orlando Faulkland, 1873-1922 .
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    ^ The Eternal Being, who knows everything and who created the whole universe, became not only a man but (before that) a baby, and before that a foetus inside a Woman's body.
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    Eerdmans Pub Co, Reprint edition 1996. ISBN 0-8028-3822-7
  • Christopher Derrick, C. S. Lewis and the Church of Rome: A Study in Proto-Ecumenism. San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 1981. ISBN 978-9991718507
  • David C. Downing, Into the Region of Awe: Mysticism in C. S. Lewis. .InterVarsity, 2005. ISBN 0-8308-3284-X
  • David C. Downing, Into the Wardrobe: C. S. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles.^ The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe.html ok so I'm a great soundtrack fan, and this is just a lovely soundtrack that I'm so pleased I bought....
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    ^ The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe-Full-Screen-Edition.html productimages/The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe-Special-Two-Disc-Collector-s-Edition.html I admit that going into the theater I was skeptical.
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    ^ The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-Boxed-Set.html It's not as though C. S. Lewis didn't know allegory.
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    Jossey-Bass, 2005. ISBN 0-7879-7890-6
  • David C. Downing, The Most Reluctant Convert: C. S. Lewis's Journey to Faith. InterVarsity, 2002. ISBN 0-8308-3271-8
  • David C. Downing, Planets in Peril: A Critical Study of C. S. Lewis's Ransom Trilogy. .University of Massachusetts Press, 1992. ISBN 0-87023-997-X
  • Colin Duriez and David Porter, The Inklings Handbook: The Lives, Thought and Writings of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and Their Friends.^ Dabney Adams Hart, Through the Open Door: A New Look at C. S. Lewis (University of Alabama Press 1984), x, 164pp.

    ^ Owen Barfield and C.S. Lewis.

    ^ C.S. Lewis & Owen Barfield.

    2001, ISBN 1-902694-13-9
  • Colin Duriez, Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship. Paulist Press, 2003. ISBN 1-58768-026-2
  • Bruce L. Edwards, Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual World of Narnia. Tyndale. .2005. ISBN 1414303815
  • Bruce L. Edwards, Further Up and Further In: Understanding C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.^ The lion, the witch and the wardrobe.

    ^ The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe.html ok so I'm a great soundtrack fan, and this is just a lovely soundtrack that I'm so pleased I bought....
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    ^ Narnia series : The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (London: Geoffrey Bles 1950; edns.

    .Broadman and Holman, 2005. ISBN 0805440704
  • Bruce L. Edwards, General Editor, C. S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy.^ Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I Comprising Their Life and Work as Recorded in Their Diaries From 1812 to 1883 (English) (as Editor) Loewenfeld, Leopold, 1847-1924 .
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    4 Vol. Praeger Perspectives, 2007. ISBN 0275991164
  • Bruce L. Edwards, Editor. The Taste of the Pineapple: Essays on C. S. Lewis as Reader, Critic, and Imaginative Writer. The Popular Press, 1988. ISBN 0879724072
  • Bruce L. Edwards, A Rhetoric of Reading: C. S. Lewis's Defense of Western Literacy. Center for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, 1986. ISBN 0939555018
  • Alastair Fowler, 'C. S. Lewis: Supervisor', Yale Review, Vol. 91, No. 4 (October 2003).
  • Jocelyn Gibb (ed.), Light on C. S. Lewis. Geoffrey Bles, 1965 & Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1976. ISBN 0-15-652000-1
  • Douglas Gilbert & Clyde Kilby, C. S. Lewis: Images of His World. Eerdmans, 1973 & 2005. ISBN 0-8028-2800-0
  • Diana Glyer The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community. Kent State University Press. Kent Ohio. 2007. ISBN 978-0-87338-890-0
  • David Graham (ed.), We Remember C. S. Lewis. Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2001. ISBN 0-8054-2299-4
  • Roger Lancelyn Green & Walter Hooper, C. S. Lewis: A Biography. Fully revised & expanded edition. HarperCollins, 2002. ISBN 0-00-628164-8
  • Douglas Gresham, Jack's Life: A Memory of C. S. Lewis. .Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005. ISBN 0-8054-3246-9
  • Douglas Gresham, Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis.^ Reply FBR says: March 30, 2009 at 6:42 am No, the Lewis book is a compilation published in 2007, and Twilight came in 2005.
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    ^ That said, “Twilight” was published in 2005 and C.S. Lewis’s book in 2007.
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    HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. ISBN 0-06-063447-2
  • William Griffin, C. S. Lewis: The Authentic Voice. (Formerly C. S. Lewis: A Dramatic Life) Lion, 2005. ISBN 0-7459-5208-9
  • Joel D. Heck, Irrigating Deserts: C. S. Lewis on Education. .Concordia Publishing House, 2006. ISBN 0-7586-0044-5
  • David Hein, "A Note on C. S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters."^ Screwtape Letters and Screwtape Proposes a Toast (London: Geoffrey Bles 1961) [£65]; also A Note on Jane Austen ([Oxford: Basil Blackwell 1954]), 13 pp.

    The Anglican Digest 49.2 (Easter 2007): 55-58. Argues that Lewis's portrayal of the activity of the Devil was influenced by contemporary events—in particular, by the threat of a Nazi invasion of Britain in 1940.
  • David Hein and Edward Hugh Henderson, eds., Captured by the Crucified: The Practical Theology of Austin Farrer. .New York and London: T & T Clark / Continuum, 2004. A study of Lewis's close friend the theologian Austin Farrer, this book also contains material on Farrer's circle, "the Oxford Christians", including C. S. Lewis.
  • Walter Hooper, C. S. Lewis: A Companion and Guide.^ However, the publishers of the C.S. Lewis book, probably did look at that image and say “hey, that’s a christian image.” Or something like that you know.
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    ^ New York City (English) (as Author) Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809 .
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    ^ Both a wonderful introduction to Lewis’s thinking and a wise and insightful guide to key topics in the Christian life, these are truly words to live by.” .
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    HarperCollins, 1996. ISBN 0-00-627800-0
  • Walter Hooper, Through Joy and Beyond: A Pictorial Biography of C. S. Lewis. Macmillan, 1982. ISBN 0-02-553670-2
  • Alan Jacobs, The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis. HarperSanFrancisco, 2005. ISBN 0-06-076690-5
  • Carolyn Keefe, C. S. Lewis: Speaker & Teacher. Zondervan, 1979. ISBN 0-310-26781-1
  • Jon Kennedy, The Everything Guide to C.S. Lewis and Narnia. .Adams Media, 2008. ISBN 0-1-59869-427-8
  • Clyde S. Kilby, The Christian World of C. S. Lewis.^ See also Clyde S. Kilby & Marjorie Lamp Mead, eds., Brothers and Friends: The Diaries of Major Warren Hamilton Lewis (SF: Harper & Row 1982).

    Eerdmans, 1964, 1995. ISBN 0-8028-0871-9
  • W.H. Lewis (ed), Letters of C. S. Lewis. Geoffrey Bles, 1966. ISBN 0-00-242457-6
  • Kathryn Lindskoog, Light in the Shadowlands: Protecting the Real C. S. Lewis. Multnomah Pub., 1994. ISBN 0-88070-695-3
  • Susan Lowenberg, C. S. Lewis: A Reference Guide 1972–1988. Hall & Co., 1993. ISBN 0-8161-1846-9
  • Wayne Mardindale & Jerry Root, The Quotable Lewis. Tyndale House Publishers, 1990. ISBN 0-8423-5115-9
  • David Mills (editor) (ed), The Pilgrim's Guide: C. S. Lewis and the Art of Witness. Eerdmans, 1998 ISBN 0-8208-3777-8
  • Markus Mühling, "A Theological Journey into Narnia. An Analysis of the Message beneath the Text", Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2005, ISBN 3-525-60423-8
  • Joseph Pearce, C. S. Lewis and the Catholic Church. Ignatius Press, 2003. ISBN 0-89870-979-2
  • Thomas C. Peters, Simply C. S. Lewis. A Beginner's Guide to His Life and Works. Kingsway Publications, 1998. ISBN 0-85476-762-2
  • Justin Phillips, C. S. Lewis at the BBC: Messages of Hope in the Darkness of War. Marshall Pickering, 2003. ISBN 0-00-710437-5
  • Victor Reppert, C. S. Lewis's Dangerous Idea: In Defense of the Argument from Reason. InterVarsity Press, 2003. ISBN 0-8308-2732-3
  • George Sayer, Jack: C. S. Lewis and His Times. .Macmillan, 1988. ISBN 0-333-43362-9
  • Peter J. Schakel, Imagination and the Arts in C. S. Lewis: Journeying to Narnia and Other Worlds. University of Missouri Press, 2002. ISBN 0-8262-1407-X
  • Peter J. Schakel.^ Walter Hooper, ed., Of This and Other Worlds (London: Fount Press [Collins] 1982, 1984, 2000), 166pp.; Walter Hooper, ed., Undeceptions (London: Geoffrey Bles 1971), reiss.

    ^ Dabney Adams Hart, Through the Open Door: A New Look at C. S. Lewis (University of Alabama Press 1984), x, 164pp.

    ^ The-Art-of-War-The-oldest-military-treatise-in-the-world.html Others are really ticked off, I so astounded that this book was smaller than a pack of smokes that I...
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    Reason and Imagination in C. S. Lewis: A Study of "Till We Have Faces." Available online. Eerdmans, 1984. ISBN 0-8028-1998-2
  • Peter J. Schakel, ed. The Longing for a Form: Essays on the Fiction of C. S. Lewis. Kent State University Press, 1977. ISBN 0-87338-204-8
  • Peter J. Schakel and Charles A. Huttar, ed. Word and Story in C. S. Lewis. University of Missouri Press, 1991. ISBN 0-8262-0760-X
  • Stephen Schofield. In Search of C. S. Lewis. Bridge Logos Pub. 1983. ISBN 0-88270-544-X
  • Jeffrey D. Schultz and John G. West, Jr. (eds.), The C. S. Lewis Readers' Encyclopedia. Zondervan Publishing House, 1998. ISBN 0-310-21538-2
  • G. B. Tennyson (ed.), Owen Barfield on C. S. Lewis. Wesleyan University Press, 1989. ISBN 0-8195-5233-X.
  • Richard J. Wagner. C. S. Lewis and Narnia for Dummies. For Dummies, 2005. ISBN 0-7645-8381-6
  • Andrew Walker, Patrick James (ed.), Rumours of Heaven: Essays in Celebration of C. S. Lewis, Guildford: Eagle, 1998, ISBN 0863472508
  • Chad Walsh, C. S. Lewis: Apostle to the Skeptics. Macmillan, 1949.
  • Chad Walsh, The Literary Legacy of C. S. Lewis. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. ISBN 0-15-652785-5.
  • Michael Ward, Planet Narnia, Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-531387-1.
  • George Watson (ed.), Critical Essays on C. S. Lewis. .Scolar Press, 1992. ISBN 0-85967-853-9
  • Michael White, C. S. Lewis: The Boy Who Chronicled Narnia.^ The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-Boxed-Set.html It's not as though C. S. Lewis didn't know allegory.
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    Abacus, 2005. ISBN 0-349-11625-3
  • Erik J. Wielenberg, God and the Reach of Reason. Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-521-70710-7
  • A. N. Wilson, C. S. Lewis: A Biography. W. W. Norton, 1990. ISBN 0-393-32340-4

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica (1963-11-22). "C.S. Lewis (British author) - Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Britannica.com. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/338121/C-S-Lewis. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  2. ^ Lewis (1952) Mere Christianity; p. 6
  3. ^ J. A. W. Bennett, "Lewis, Clive Staples (1898–1963)", rev. Emma Plaskitt, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  4. ^ a b Lewis, Surprised by Joy, p. 24.
  5. ^ "Biography". http://atheism.about.com/od/cslewisnarnia/a/biography.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  6. ^ Lewis (1966) Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature; p. 107
  7. ^ Lewis, Surprised by Joy, p. 10.
  8. ^ "C.S. Lewis Classics ::: About C.S. Lewis". Cslewis.com. http://www.cslewis.com/about.aspx. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  9. ^ Arnott, Anne. "The Secret Country of CS Lewis", 1974.
  10. ^ Edwards, Bruce L. (2007). C.S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy. Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.. p. 133. http://books.google.com/books?id=uDvxsQhGgIkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=c.s.+lewis%2Bbruce+edwards&ei=M8jeSaXkFoj6NfG8lLgO#PPA133,M1. 
  11. ^ Sayer, George (1997). Jack: A Life of C. S. Lewis. London: Hodder & Stoughton, p. 154
  12. ^ Letter to Arthur Greeves, in Walter Hooper ed., The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Vol. 1: Family Letters, 1905–1931 (New York: HarperCollins, 2004), pp. 564–65. ISBN 0-06-072763-2
  13. ^ Yeats appeal wasn't exclusively Irish: he was also a major "magical opponent" of famed English occultist Aleister Crowley, as noted extensively throughout Lawrence Sutin's Do what thou wilt : a life of Aleister Crowley. New York: MacMillan (St. Martins). cf. pp. 56-78. See also Yeats (main article); and King, Francis (1978). The Magical World of Aleister Crowley. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, ISBN 0698108841.
  14. ^ Letter to Arthur Greeves, in Walter Hooper ed., The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Vol. 1: Family Letters, 1905–1931 (New York: HarperCollins, 2004), p. 310. ISBN 0-06-072763-2
  15. ^ "History of the Old Inn at Crawfordsburn". http://www.theoldinn.com/about-us/history-of-the-old-inn/. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  16. ^ Paul Stevens, 'Reforming Empire: Protestant Colonialism and Conscience in British Literature', Modern Philology, Vol. 103 Issue 1 (August 2005), pp. 137-8, citing Humphrey Carpenter, The Inklings (London: Allen & Unwin, 1978), pp. 50–52, 206–7).
  17. ^ Lewis, Surprised by Joy, p. 115.
  18. ^ Lewis, Surprised by Joy, p. 65.
  19. ^ Lewis (1946) The Great Divorce; pp. 66–67
  20. ^ Lewis, Surprised by Joy, p. 229.
  21. ^ Lewis, Surprised by Joy, pp. 228, 229.
  22. ^ Carpenter, Humphrey (1978). The Inklings. London: Allen & Unwin.  Lewis was brought up in the Church of Ireland, and after his conversion joined the Church of England.
  23. ^ C. S. Lewis — His Conversion.
  24. ^ "Lost in the shadow of C.S. Lewis' fame, by Cynthia Haven". SFGate.com. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/01/01/RVGQFGC5DO1.DTL. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  25. ^ Green and Hooper. C. S. Lewis: A Biography (New York:Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974), 268.
  26. ^ The C.S. Lewis Reader's Encyclopedia edited by Schultz and West. (Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1988), 249.
  27. ^ At home in Narnia — Books — Entertainment.
  28. ^ At home in Narnia — Books — Entertainment.
  29. ^ "Parish to push sainthood for Thurgood Marshall". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-01-26-marshall-sainthood_x.htm. 
  30. ^ The Question of God. Armand Nicholi. Page 4.
  31. ^ Lewis, Surprised by Joy, p. 216.
  32. ^ Lewis's 1943 Preface to "That Hideous Strength" (1945) by C. S. Lewis.
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  34. ^ "Beebe discovers unpublished C.S. Lewis manuscript : University News Service : Texas State University". Txstate.edu. 2009-07-08. http://www.txstate.edu/news/news_releases/news_archive/2009/07/CSLewis070809.html. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  35. ^ Lewis (1952) Mere Christianity; p. v
  36. ^ a b Rilstone, Andrew. "Were Lewis's proofs of the existence of God from 'Miracles' refuted by Elizabeth Anscombe?". Frequently Asked Questions Alt.books.cs-lewis. Archived from the original on 2002-12-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20021202084439/http://www.aslan.demon.co.uk/cslfaq.htm#_Toc5085891. 
  37. ^ a b Reppert, Victor (2005). "The Green Witch and the Great Debate: Freeing Narnia from the Spell of the Lewis-Anscombe Legend". in Gregory Bassham and Jerry L. Walls. The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview. LaSalle, Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company. p. 266. ISBN 0-8126-9588-7. OCLC 60557454. http://books.google.com/books?id=hn1gaNlri1cC&pg=PA260. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  38. ^ Davis, Stephen T. (2004). "Was Jesus Mad, Bad, or God?". in Stephen T. Davis, Daniel Kendall and Gerald O'Collins. The incarnation: an interdisciplinary symposium on the incarnation of the Son of God. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 222–223. ISBN 0-19-927577-7. OCLC 56656427. http://books.google.com/books?id=xLtu0IwjK5oC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0#PPA221,M1. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  39. ^ Beversluis, John (2007) [1985]. C.S. Lewis and the Search for Rational Religion. Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books. ISBN 1-59102-531-1. OCLC 85899079. 
  40. ^ Hick, John (1993). "From Jesus to Christ". The metaphor of God incarnate: christology in a pluralistic age. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press. p. 27. ISBN 0-664-25503-5. OCLC 28257481. http://books.google.com/books?id=rk_FMweWu_QC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0#PPA27,M1. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  41. ^ Wright, N. T. (March 2007). "Simply Lewis: Reflections on a Master Apologist After 60 Years". Touchstone Magazine 20 (2). http://www.touchstonemag.com/archives/article.php?id=20-02-028-f. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  42. ^ "Irish Anti-Vivisection Society". http://www.irishantivivisection.org/cslewis.html. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  43. ^ Linzey, Andrew (Winter 1998). "C.S. Lewis's theology of animals". Anglican Theological Review. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3818/is_199801/ai_n8802633/. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
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  45. ^ "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". The Times. 5 January 2008. Retrieved on 2010-02-01.
  46. ^ "A Secular Fantasy — The flawed but fascinating fiction of Philip Pullman, by Cathy Young". Reason.com. http://www.reason.com/news/show/124392.html. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
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  49. ^ cs-lewis-song. Retrieved 9 September 2007.

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Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.
.Clive Staples Lewis (1898-11-291963-11-22) was an Irish author, scholar of medieval literature, and Christian apologist.^ C. S. Lewis Clive Staples Lewis, known as Jack to his friends, was born in 1898.
  • Zondervan - C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.zondervan.com [Source type: General]
  • Zondervan - C. S. Lewis 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.zondervan.com [Source type: General]

^ Page 1 of 31 C.S. Lewis 1898-1963 Clive Staples Lewis was born in Ireland, in Belfast on 29 November 1898.

^ November 29 th 1898, birthday of Clive Staples Lewis.
  • C S Lewis Centenary Group - C S Lewis News - November 1998 12 September 2009 9:28 UTC dnausers.d-n-a.net [Source type: General]

.He is best known for his essays on Christianity and for the children's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia.^ He is best known for his essays on Christianity and for the children's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia .
  • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps the best-known fantasy from Lewis's pen is the seven-volume The Chronicles of Narnia.
  • C.S. Lewis - Christian Teachings ? 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.forgottenword.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Fourth book of the Chronicles of Narnia series .

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  • He has the journalist's air of being a specialist in everything, of taking in all points of view and being always on the side of the angels: he merely annoys a reader who has the least experience of knowing things, of what knowing is like.^ In a word, the Future is, of all things, the thing least like eternity.
    • Ebon Musings: Book Review: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ebonmusings.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Home Side, and all that, you know!
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He has the journalist's air of being a specialist in everything, of taking in all points of view and being always on the side of the angels: he merely annoys a reader who has the least experience of knowing things, of what knowing is like.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .There is not two pence worth of real thought or real nobility in him.^ There is not two pence worth of real thought or real nobility in him.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There have really only been two or three contestants each season who have taken their place among the famous.

    ^ There's no way she could have loved him if she hadn't met him, not really.

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    • diary, July 1924
  • For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.^ July 1924 For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As a result he placed a premium on the imagination once saying, reason is the natural organ of truth and imagination is the organ of meaning.
    • Dick Staub: Staublog - The �authentic� C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC dickstaub.com [Source type: General]

    ^ C. S. Lewis Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.tc.umn.edu [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.timelessquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition.^ Where the old initiated, the new merely 'conditions'.
    • Men Without Chests 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His all-time bestseller, Mere Christianity , now fifty years old, continues to excite readers with the sheer grandeur, truth, and practicality of the Good News.

    • "Bluspels and Flalansferes: A Semantic Nightmare", Rehabilitations (1939)
Only the skilled can judge the skilfulness, but that is not the same as judging the value of the result.
  • Only the skilled can judge the skilfulness, but that is not the same as judging the value of the result.
    • A Preface to Paradise Lost (1941)
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I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen.
^ "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
  • C.S. Lewis - Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC ethicscenter.nd.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else.
  • C.S. Lewis on Evolution 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ C. S. Lewis once said, I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen.
  • http://www.fpcjackson.org/resources/sermons/Worldviews%202004/2a_cslewismercer.htm 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.fpcjackson.org [Source type: Original source]

.Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else...
  • I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen.^ "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
    • C.S. Lewis - Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC ethicscenter.nd.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else.
    • C.S. Lewis on Evolution 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ C. S. Lewis once said, I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen.
    • http://www.fpcjackson.org/resources/sermons/Worldviews%202004/2a_cslewismercer.htm 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.fpcjackson.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.^ I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else.
    • C.S. Lewis on Evolution 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."

    ^ Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • http://www.fpcjackson.org/resources/sermons/Worldviews%202004/2a_cslewismercer.htm 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.fpcjackson.org [Source type: Original source]

    • "Is Theology Poetry?" .(1945)
  • Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.^ It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. by C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.quotedb.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Why The Usa Economy Will Fail In 2010 - Christian Forums 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.christianforums.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Liberty Maven Liberty Maven: For Liberty, One Individual At A Time — Authority: 440 “ It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
    • C.S Lewis Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]
    • C.S. Lewis Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."

    .The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.^ The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
    • C.S Lewis Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]
    • C.S. Lewis Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
    • Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. by C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.quotedb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
    • Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. by C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.quotedb.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • "God in the Dock" (1948)
  • It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true Word of God.^ He plainly says the true Word of God is not the Bible.
    • An Analysis of C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC thecomingepiphany.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "God in the Dock" (1948) It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true Word of God.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true word of God.
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: Original source]
    • An Analysis of C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC thecomingepiphany.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him.^ The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him."

    ^ His commands to worship and obey him marshall us towards our most utter 'good' if only we knew it.
    • Problem Of Pain (C.S. Lewis) 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC jmm.aaa.net.au [Source type: Original source]

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    • Letter (8 November 1952); published in Letters of C. S. Lewis (1966), p.247
  • Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves.^ "Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves."
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Letter (8 November 1952); published in Letters of C. S. Lewis (1966), p.247 Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Critics who treat "adult" as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adults themselves.
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: Original source]

    .To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.
    And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms.^ To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence....
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Young things ought to want to grow.^ Young things ought to want to grow.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development.^ But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If Beyond the Shadowlands is being viewed as research into Lewis’ beliefs concerning the afterlife (and its connection to this life) then Martindale has supplied us with an excellent source.
    • Beyond the Shadowlands, C.S. Lewis on Heaven & Hell by Wayne Martindale 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.svchapel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Into the Wardrobe: A Web site devoted to C. S. Lewis An excellent site with links to a variety of sources of information about Lewis, his life, and his works.

    .When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so.^ When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so.
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Encountering figures from different traditions in the same story would break the spell of the fairy tale, Tolkien argued.

    ^ 'Read this,' it seems to say 'as the history of an imaginary world, not as a collection of fairy tales with a linked background.'
    • What Order Should I Read C.S Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia In? 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.rilstone.talktalk.net [Source type: General]

    .Now that I am fifty I read them openly.^ Now that I am fifty, I read them openly.
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now that I am fifty I read them openly.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He writes, " I put in what I would have liked to read when I was a child, and what I still like reading now that I am in my fifties."
    • C S Lewis Centenary Group - Narnian Ulster 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC dnausers.d-n-a.net [Source type: Original source]

    .When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
    • "On Three Ways of Writing for Children" (1952)
  • And now, by some transition, which he did not notice, it seemed that what had begun as speech was turned into sight, or into something that can be remembered only as if it were seeing.^ But that seemed to be only a way of going deeper into all this darkness.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now it is growing something as we remember it.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Making up is a very mysterious thing.
    • Appreciating C.S. Lewis - The Cumberland River Lamp Post - Lewis Articles & Sermons, Lewis Internet Sightings, Other Lewis Related Resources 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He thought he saw the Great Dance.^ He thought he saw the Great Dance.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It seemed to be woven out of the intertwining undulation of many cords or bands of light, leaping over and under one another and mutually embraced in arabesques and flower-like subtleties.^ It seemed to be woven out of the intertwining undulation of many cords or bands of light, leaping over and under one another and mutually embraced in arabesques and flower-like subtleties.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What seems to be proved may not be embraced; but what no one show new .

    ^ It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics.
    • C. S. Lewis Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.worldofquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • C.S. Lewis on Man's Godly Potential 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Each figure as he looked at it became the master-figure or focus of the whole spectacle, by means of which his eye disentangled all else and brought it into unity--only to be itself entangled when he looked to what he had taken for mere marginal decorations and found that there also the same hegemony was claimed, and the claim made good, yet the former pattern thereby disposed but finding in its new subordination a significance greater than that which it had abdicated.^ By all means read them both, but not as a unity.
    • Books by C S Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC elvis.rowan.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Each figure as he looked at it became the master-figure or focus of the whole spectacle, by means of which his eye disentangled all else and brought it into unity--only to be itself entangled when he looked to what he had taken for mere marginal decorations and found that there also the same hegemony was claimed, and the claim made good, yet the former pattern thereby disposed but finding in its new subordination a significance greater than that which it had abdicated.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All of the same resources are available there.
    • C.S. Lewis & The Inklings Resource Site 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC personal.bgsu.edu [Source type: General]

    .He could see also ( but the word "seeing" is now plainly inadequate)wherever the ribbons or serpents of light intersected minute corpuscles of momentary brightness: and he knew somehow that these particles were the secular generalities of which history tells--people, institutions, climates of opinion, civilizations, arts, sciences and the like--ephemeral coruscations that piped their short song and vanished.^ He could see also ( but the word "seeing" is now plainly inadequate)wherever the ribbons or serpents of light intersected minute corpuscles of momentary brightness: and he knew somehow that these particles were the secular generalities of which history tells--people, institutions, climates of opinion, civilizations, arts, sciences and the like--ephemeral coruscations that piped their short song and vanished.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Songs about the light, songs about what you can see from the light .

    ^ None of the children knew who Aslan was any more than you do; but the moment the Beaver had spoken these words everyone felt quite different" (ch.
    • Hope College: Peter Schakel: C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia: The "Correct" Order for Reading 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.hope.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The ribbons or cords themselves, in which millions of corpuscles lived and died, were the things of some different kind.^ The ribbons or cords themselves, in which millions of corpuscles lived and died, were the things of some different kind.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "We've really kind of screwed down some pillars into the sand, which is a good thing as we move forward.
    • Marvin Lewis, Football Player and Coach - Quotes - Evri 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Just because the "majority" that Lewis speaks of in the next paragraph "believe in some kind of God or gods," does not indicate anything other than that all of the different ideologies of the "majority," except possibly one, are themselves wrong.
    • Review of MERE CHRISTIANITY by C.S. Lewis 12 September 2009 9:28 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: Original source]

    .At first he could not say what.^ At first he could not say what.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But he knew in the end that most of them were individual entities.^ But he knew in the end that most of them were individual entities.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If so, the time in which the Great Dance proceeds is very unlike time as we know it.^ If so, the time in which the Great Dance proceeds is very unlike time as we know it.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I know it's long, but I had a great time with it.
    • C. S. Lewis; Never an Atheist - Roddenberry.Com BBS 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC bbs.roddenberry.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I very much appreciate your taking the time to let us know of your thoughts.
    • Know it Alls » Blog Archive » “James Potter and the Hall of Elders Crossing” by G. Norman Lippert 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC mujaji.net [Source type: General]

    .Some of the thinner more delicate cords were the beings that we call short lived: flowers and insects, a fruit or a storm of rain, and once (he thought) a wave of the sea.^ Some of the thinner more delicate cords were the beings that we call short lived: flowers and insects, a fruit or a storm of rain, and once (he thought) a wave of the sea.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As soon as the thought of that, he became once more aware of the cell - the little hard white empty place with the glaring light, in which he found himself sitting on the floor.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In other part of the same book, Lewis says that we can in some sort of way transform the admiration of a person’s qualities into what we call “being in love”.
    • Twilight, C. S. Lewis, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell: how did I linked all of them? « Mrs Thornton Darcy's Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC mrsthorntondarcy.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Others were such things we think lasting: crystals, rivers, mountains, or even stars.^ He had plenty of other things to think of.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Others were such things we think lasting: crystals, rivers, mountains, or even stars.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "As long as this deliberate refusal to understand things from above, even where such understanding is possible, continues, it is idle to talk of any final victory over materialism."
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Far above these in girth and luminosity and flashing with colours form beyond our spectrum were the lines of personal beings, yet as different from one another in splendour as all of them from the previous class.^ Far above these in girth and luminosity and flashing with colours form beyond our spectrum were the lines of personal beings, yet as different from one another in splendour as all of them from the previous class.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Start a profile to collect quotes (showing 1-50 of 902) "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What!
    • Quotes by C.S. Lewis (page 1 of 19) 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Men who have passed beyond these boundary lines in either direction are apt to protest that they have come by their unorthodox opinions honestly.
    • C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.jknirp.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But not all the cords were individuals: some of them were universal truths or universal qualities.^ But not all the cords were individuals: some of them were universal truths or universal qualities.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you are a Christian, you are free to think that all these religions, even the queerest one, contain at least some hint of the truth.
    • Review of MERE CHRISTIANITY by C.S. Lewis 12 September 2009 9:28 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He argues that "all truth and edifying writing, whether in Scripture or not, must be in some sense inspired."
    • The Unfundamental C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.leaderu.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It did not surprise him then to find that these and the persons were both cords and both stood together as against the mere atoms of generality which lived and died in the clashing of their streams: But afterwards, when he came back to earth, he wondered.^ "Where did they find him?"
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It did not surprise him then to find that these and the persons were both cords and both stood together as against the mere atoms of generality which lived and died in the clashing of their streams: But afterwards, when he came back to earth, he wondered.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And personally I do not find him very convincing.
    • Into the Wardrobe - a C. S. Lewis web site 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.drzeus.net [Source type: Original source]

    .And by now the thing must have passed together out of the region of sight as we understand it.^ And by now the thing must have passed together out of the region of sight as we understand it.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now I must turn to Faith in the second or higher sense and this is the most difficult thing I have tackled yet.

    ^ He speaks with George MacDonald and asks him about universalism, and MacDonald answers that Lewis cannot understand such things now.
    • Trouble in Narnia: The Occult Side of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crossroad.to [Source type: General]

    .For he says that the whole figure of there enamored and inter –inanimate circling was suddenly revealed as the mere superficies of a far vaster pattern in four dimensions, and that figure as the boundary of yet others in other worlds: till suddenly as the movement grew yet swifter, the interweaving yet more ecstatic, the relevance of all to all yet more intense, as dimension was added to dimension and tat part of him which could reason and remember was dropped further and further behind that part of him which saw, even then, at the very zenith of complexity, complexity was eaten up and faded, as a thin white cloud fades into the hard blue burning of sky, and all simplicity beyond all comprehension, ancient and young as spring, illimitable, pellucid, drew him with cords of infinite desire into it’s own stillness.^ And to say that all this is beyond our comprehension is simply wrong.
    • C.S. Lewis and David Hume on the Problem of Evil 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC brindedcow.umd.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For he says that the whole figure of there enamored and inter –inanimate circling was suddenly revealed as the mere superficies of a far vaster pattern in four dimensions, and that figure as the boundary of yet others in other worlds: till suddenly as the movement grew yet swifter, the interweaving yet more ecstatic, the relevance of all to all yet more intense, as dimension was added to dimension and tat part of him which could reason and remember was dropped further and further behind that part of him which saw, even then, at the very zenith of complexity, complexity was eaten up and faded, as a thin white cloud fades into the hard blue burning of sky, and all simplicity beyond all comprehension, ancient and young as spring, illimitable, pellucid, drew him with cords of infinite desire into it’s own stillness.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After all, our desires are complex.
    • C. S. Lewis: The Moral Argument for God's Existence. 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC brindedcow.umd.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .He went up into such a quietness, a privacy, and a freshness that at the very moment when he stood farthest from our ordinary mode of being he had the sense of striping off encumbrances and awaking from a trance, and coming to himself.^ As I went forward over the quiet turf I had the sense of being received.
    • That Hideous Strength, Space Trilogy Series, C. S. Lewis, Book - Barnes & Noble 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC btobsearch.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: Original source]
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It comes the very moment you wake up each morning.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He went up into such a quietness, a privacy, and a freshness that at the very moment when he stood farthest from our ordinary mode of being he had the sense of striping off encumbrances and awaking from a trance, and coming to himself.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .With a gesture of relaxation he looked about him…
    • from "Perelandra"
  • In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function.^ With a gesture of relaxation he looked about him… from "Perelandra" In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function.
    • Men Without Chests 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It kept him for two hours looking for gaps in hedges, and trying to reach things that looked like roads from a distance but turned out to be nothing of the sort when one reached them.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise.^ We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise.
    • Men Without Chests 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Jack maintains that this produces “men without chests”, people who have a head (the ability to reason) and a belly (the ability to feel), but nothing that connects them (the chest).

    ^ The operation of The Green Book and its kind is to produce what may be called Men without Chests.
    • Men Without Chests 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.^ We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.
    • Men Without Chests 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is this constant tension in Lewis between apprehending and understanding the world, with all of our fine and subtle tools of reason and intuition, and simply waking up to find ourselves in the midst of it, in awe or shock or wonder at it all.

    .We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.^ We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.
    • Men Without Chests 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • "The Abolition of Man" (1943)

The Pilgrim's Regress (1933)

.
  • Our father was married twice,' continued Humanist.^ Our father was married twice,' continued Humanist.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .'Once to a lady named Epichaerecacia, and afterwords to Euphuia...^ 'Once to a lady named Epichaerecacia, and afterwords to Euphuia...
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [1]

Out of the Silent Planet (1938)

.
  • "A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.^ "A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .You are speaking, Hmān, as if the pleasure were one thing and the memory another.^ That's one of the things you're wanted for."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You are speaking, Hmān , as if the pleasure were one thing and the memory another.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A guy who will do that with one thing will do it with another.
    • The C. S. Lewis Candidate for President a/k/a My Problem With Huckabee | Redstate 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.redstate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It is all one thing.^ It is all one thing.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Truly, Yahushua said not one Jot or Tittle shall pass from the Law till all things be fulfilled.
    • That Hideous Strength: Bush & 'God' 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.seanscreenplays.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Texts on the End Times 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But, as I said before, “the most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of our own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs”.
    • Twilight, C. S. Lewis, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell: how did I linked all of them? « Mrs Thornton Darcy's Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC mrsthorntondarcy.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The séroni could say it better than I say it now.^ The séroni could say it better than I say it now.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Not better than I could say it in a poem.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Put it better than I could.
    • The thoughts of Lewis and Jenson « Joe Saward's Grand Prix Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC joesaward.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

    .Not better than I could say it in a poem.^ The séroni could say it better than I say it now.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Not better than I could say it in a poem.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Put it better than I could.
    • The thoughts of Lewis and Jenson « Joe Saward's Grand Prix Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC joesaward.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

    .What you call remembering is the last part of the pleasure, as the crah is the last part of a poem.^ What you call remembering is the last part of the pleasure, as the crah is the last part of a poem.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Christianity is the story of how the rightful King has landed, you might say in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in His great campaign of sabotage ” .

    ^ As you will remember, hedid a great deal of harm on that reactionary commission about Education last year.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .When you and I met, the meeting was over very shortly, it was nothing.^ When you and I met, the meeting was over very shortly, it was nothing.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're going to meet some other people on the freighter who have another name, and in contrast to those folks these freighter folk are very...uh, folkish.
    • Season 4 (2008) | 'Lost' (S4): Mind-blowing scoop | Lost | Doc Jensen | TV | Entertainment Weekly | 5 25 September 2009 0:25 UTC www.ew.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I know David's very anxious to meet you.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Now it is growing something as we remember it.^ Now it is growing something as we remember it.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But still we know very little about it.^ But still we know very little about it.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For those who do not know the Comedy, it is about a man who is guided through Hell to Heaven litterally, it is a very spiritual epic poem.

    ^ This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there" (Hooper 123).
    • Into the Wardrobe - a C. S. Lewis web site 12 September 2009 9:28 UTC cslewis.drzeus.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .What it will be when I remember it as I lie down to die, what it makes in me all my days till then–that is the real meeting.^ The best of them will make mistakes; all of them will die.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What it will be when I remember it as I lie down to die, what it makes in me all my days till then–that is the real meeting.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ MacDonald was a literary and spiritual mentor to Lewis and his "Phantastes "makes the point that there is a very real and imminent, yet unseen world all around us.
    • Dick Staub: Staublog - Prince Caspian, C.S. Lewis, God & Hollywood 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.dickstaub.com [Source type: General]

    .The other is only the beginning of it."^ The other is only the beginning of it."
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [2]
    • Hyoi
  • "And I say also this. .I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes."^ She had no need to think what she would do.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There would be no more hysterics.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are no water-tight compartments.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    [3]
    • Hyoi
Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.

The Problem of Pain (1940)

.
  • Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.
  • Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.
  • Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment.
  • God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
  • God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love.
  • Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.
  • I call this Divine humility because it is a poor thing to strike our colours to God when the ship is going down under us; a poor thing to come to Him as a last resort, to offer up "our own" when it is no longer worth keeping.^ "Well, no more than anyone else.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It may be you who will put him.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "All you think of is killing things."
    • Into the Wardrobe - a C. S. Lewis web site 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.drzeus.net [Source type: Original source]

    If God were proud He would hardly have us on such terms: but He is not proud, He stoops to conquer, He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him, and come to Him because there is "nothing better" now to be had.
  • If He who in Himself can lack nothing chooses to need us, it is because we need to be needed.

The Screwtape Letters (1942)

.
There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth.
  • There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth.
  • I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin."^ There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of “Admin”.

    ^ I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin."
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint.^ The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint.
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens of crime“ that Dickens loved to paint.

    ^ The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens of crime” that Dickens loved to paint.

    .It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps.^ It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps.

    .In those we see its final result.^ In those we see its final result.
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC booksbycslewis.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Q&N: C. S. Lewis books 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC jillandhal.home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    .But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice.^ C. S. Lewis The greatest evil is not done in those sordid dens of evil that Dickens loved to paint but is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clear, carpeted, warmed, well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices.
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.tc.umn.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice.
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Q&N: C. S. Lewis books 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC jillandhal.home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice.

    .Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the offices of a thoroughly nasty business concern.
  • My dear Wormwood,
    I note what you say about guiding your patient's reading and taking care that he sees a good deal of his materialist friend.^ I have a great deal more to say to you."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thank you for your patience.
    • C.S. Lewis biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (author: ) 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My dear Wormwood, I note what you say about guiding your patient's reading and taking care that he sees a good deal of his materialist friend.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But are you not being a trifle naive?^ But are you not being a trifle naive?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The odd thing is that if you are in category #1 then your optimism is overtly ridiculed as being a throwback to a naive futurism, but if you are in category #2 you can still get taken seriously by an awful lot of folks.
    • Paleo-Future - Paleo-Future Blog - Postmodern Paleo-Future 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.paleofuture.com [Source type: General]

    .It sounds as if you suppose that argument was the way to keep him out of the enemy's clutches.^ It sounds as if you suppose that argument was the way to keep him out of the enemy's clutches.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Him `Keep out!
    • Discovery Institute 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.discovery.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That might have been so if he had lived a few centuries earlier.
  • Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
  • When they have really learned to love their neighbours as themselves, they will be allowed to love themselves as their neighbours.
  • Courtship is the time for sowing those seeds which will grow up ten years into domestic hatred.
  • There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."
  • The safest road to Hell is the gradual one — the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
  • Humans are amphibians — half spirit and half animal....^ I believe that they are there waiting to manifest themselves in our lives.
    • C. S. Lewis You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream | Quotes Inspirational 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blog.dreamthisday.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Turn right on Childs Way 3.
    • A C.S. Lewis & Inklings Resource Blog » C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC cslewisblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There are two kinds of people...
    • C. S. Lewis Quotes 12 September 2009 9:28 UTC www.brainyquote.com [Source type: Original source]

    As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
  • Much of the modern resistance to chastity comes from men's belief that they "own" their bodies — those vast and perilous estates, pulsating with the energy that made the worlds, in which they find themselves without their consent and from which they are ejected at the pleasure of Another!
.
There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils...
  • There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence.^ There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis at The Emerging Scholars Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blog.emergingscholars.org [Source type: General]

    ^ One is to disbelieve in their existence.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Ebon Musings: Book Review: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ebonmusings.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis at The Emerging Scholars Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blog.emergingscholars.org [Source type: General]

    ^ As he writes in the preface: "There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils.
    • Ebon Musings: Book Review: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ebonmusings.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.^ The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Ebon Musings: Book Review: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ebonmusings.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Coren on the Christian story of C.S. Lewis - Full Comment 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]
    • C. S. Lewis at The Emerging Scholars Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blog.emergingscholars.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The manuscript I found was in a well-known notebook but had simply been overlooked, I believe, because of the interest in two other manuscript fragments that appear in the notebook, two early drafts of the Narnia Chronicles.

    .They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.
  • Of course a war is entertaining.^ They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist and a magician with the same delight.

    ^ Of course a war is entertaining.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The immediate fear and suffering of the humans is a legitimate and pleasing refreshment for our myriads of toiling workers.^ The immediate fear and suffering of the humans is a legitimate and pleasing refreshment for our myriads of toiling workers.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Probably four-fifths of all human suffering derives from our misusing nature, or hurting other people.
    • Problem Of Pain (C.S. Lewis) 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC jmm.aaa.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is by human avarice and stupidity that we suffer all of our 'social' evils.
    • Problem Of Pain (C.S. Lewis) 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC jmm.aaa.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    .But what permanent good does it do us unless we make use of it for bringing souls to Our Father Below?^ But what permanent good does it do us unless we make use of it for bringing souls to Our Father Below?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He gives us a totally different look, I think he complements our other guys really well and I thought he was very, very good tonight."
    • Lewis, Barnes team up to end Magic's three-game road skid - NBA - CBSSports.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.cbssports.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But we must not use the Bible (our fathers too often did) as a sort of Encyclopedia out of which texts...can be taken for use as weapons.
    • An Analysis of C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC thecomingepiphany.com [Source type: Original source]

    .When I see the temporal suffering of humans who finally escape us, I feel as if I had been allowed to taste the first course of a rich banquet and then denied all the rest.^ When I see the temporal suffering of humans who finally escape us, I feel as if I had been allowed to taste the first course of a rich banquet and then denied all the rest.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was, of course, varied; and yet – after all – so unmistakably the same; recognisable, not to be evaded, the odour which is death to us until we allow it to become life: 'an air that kills / From yon far country blows'.
    • C.S. Lewis: Apostle to the Sceptics 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC old.shipoffools.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was, of course, varied; and yet - after all - so unmistakably the same; recognisable, not to be evaded, the odour which is death to us until we allow it to become life: "An air that kills From yon far country blows."  .
    • C.S. Lewis: Introduction to "On The Incarnation" 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.philthompson.net [Source type: Original source]

    .It is worse than not to have tasted it at all.^ It is worse than not to have tasted it at all.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    The Enemy, true to His barbarous methods of warfare, allows us to see the short misery of His favourites only to tantalize and torment us — to mock the incessant hunger, which, during this present phase of great conflict, His blockade is admittedly imposing.
  • Be not deceived, Wormwood, our cause is never more in jeopardy than when a human, no longer desiring but still intending to do our Enemy's will, looks round upon a universe in which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.
  • All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be.
  • The humans live in time but our Enemy (God) destines them for eternity.
  • A sensible human once said, "If people knew how much ill-feeling unselfishness occasions, it would not be so often recommended from the pulpit"; and again, "She's the sort of woman who lives for others—you can always tell the others by their hunted expression."

The Great Divorce (1944–1945)

A response to William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
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  • Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows.
  • There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "Thy will be done."
  • "I wish I had never been born," she said.^ And there never was a time when He was not saying it.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says in the end, 'thy will be done.'

    ^ There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way ” .
    • C.S. Lewis quotes 12 September 2009 9:28 UTC thinkexist.com [Source type: General]

    "What are we born for?" ."For infinite happiness," said the Spirit.^ "For infinite happiness," said the Spirit.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ."You can step out into it at any moment..."
  • 'But what of the poor Ghosts who never get into the omnibus at all?'^ 'But what of the poor Ghosts who never get into the omnibus at all?'
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Window in the Garden Wall--A C.S. Lewis Blog 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC yourdailycslewis.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For out of them you were taken and into them you can return.
    • Aslan's Speech 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.log24.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Though Anglican himself, he accepted into his fellowship all Christian faiths who professed Jesus Christ as the, Son of God, and when it was time to part he liked to remind his friends that,"Christians never say good-bye."
    • C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC henryzecher.com [Source type: Original source]

    .' Everyone who wishes it does.^ 'Everyone who wishes it does.

    ^ Everyone who wishes it does.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Never fear. .There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done."^ There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says in the end, 'thy will be done.'

    ^ There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way ” .
    • C.S. Lewis quotes 12 September 2009 9:28 UTC thinkexist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .All that are in Hell choose it.^ All that are in Hell choose it.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All that are in Hell, choose it.
    • Quotes by C.S. Lewis (page 1 of 19) 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: Original source]
    • C S Lewis An Assessment 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Dawn Treader: C.S. Lewis 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.mrdawntreader.com [Source type: General]
    • The Window in the Garden Wall--A C.S. Lewis Blog 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC yourdailycslewis.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "All that are in Hell, choose it."
    • C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Sadhu Sundar Singh 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC jmm.aaa.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ... .No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it.^ No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it.
    • Quotes by C.S. Lewis (page 1 of 19) 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Dawn Treader: C.S. Lewis 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.mrdawntreader.com [Source type: General]
    • The Window in the Garden Wall--A C.S. Lewis Blog 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC yourdailycslewis.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No doubt this will strike you as an odd definition of "Joy," which is an emotion and not a desire at all.
    • Erik J. Wielenberg - God and the Reach of Reason: C.S. Lewis, David Hume, and Bertrand Russell - Reviewed by Bruce Russell, Wayne State University - Philosophical Reviews - University of Notre Dame 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC ndpr.nd.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .Those who seek find.^ Those who seek find.
    • Quotes by C.S. Lewis (page 1 of 19) 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Dawn Treader: C.S. Lewis 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.mrdawntreader.com [Source type: General]
    • The Window in the Garden Wall--A C.S. Lewis Blog 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC yourdailycslewis.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianitys many denominations, C.S. Lewis finds a common ground on which all those who have Christian faith can stand together...
    • Results for C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC isbn.nu [Source type: General]

    ^ Dure finds that those who belong to the cruciform can never experience the "true" death, they cannot die.
    • The Nature of Science Fiction and Its Relation to Religion 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.adherents.com [Source type: Original source]

    .To those who knock, it is opened.'
  • [Mortals] say of some temporal suffering, "No future bliss can make up for it," not knowing Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory.^ Those who knock it is opened.
    • Quotes by C.S. Lewis (page 1 of 19) 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To those who knock it is opened.'

    ^ Those who say it are of course lying.

    .And of some sinful pleasure they say "Let me have but this and I'll take the consequences": little dreaming how damnation will spread back and back into their past and contaminate the pleasure of the sin.^ And of some sinful pleasure they say "Let me have but this and I'll take the consequences": little dreaming how damnation will spread back and back into their past and contaminate the pleasure of the sin.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We'll combine this with some new tools we've developed to take advantage of the changes in the PR industry."
    • Chron.com | News, search and shopping from the Houston Chronicle 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC markets.chron.com [Source type: News]
    • LEWIS PR Hires Steven Shimek to Drive Growth in Los Angeles | SOA World Magazine 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC soa.sys-con.com [Source type: News]
    • LEWIS PR Hires Steven Shimek to Drive Growth in Los Angeles - news from CBS MoneyWatch.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC finance.bnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I like the way Lewis lets them suffer the consequences of their actions before they meet Aslan - no rapid-fire conversions here.

    .Both processes begin even before death.
  • "Milton was right…" The choice of every lost soul can be expressed in the words "Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven."^ Both processes begin even before death.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The choice of every lost soul can be expressed in the words 'Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.'
    • C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Sadhu Sundar Singh 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC jmm.aaa.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Milton was right…" The choice of every lost soul can be expressed in the words "Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven."
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    There is always something they insist on keeping even at the price of misery…
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There have been some who were so preoccupied with spreading Christianity that they never gave a thought to Christ.
  • There have been men before … who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing for God himself… as if the good Lord had nothing to do but to exist.^ There have been some who were so occupied in spreading Christianity that they never gave a thought to Christ…."
    • Law & Gospel in the Works of C.S. Lewis by Angus Menuge 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.mtio.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He had never thought about it before.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is always something they insist on keeping even at the price of misery… There have been some who were so preoccupied with spreading Christianity that they never gave a thought to Christ .
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    There have been some who were so preoccupied with spreading Christianity that they never gave a thought to Christ.
  • Every poet and musician and artist, but for Grace, is drawn away from love of the thing he tells to love of the telling till, down in Deep Hell, they cannot be interested in God at all but only in what they say about Him.
.The picture is a symbol: but it's truer than any philosophical theorem (or, perhaps, than any mystic's vision) that claims to go behind it.^ The picture is a symbol: but it's truer than any philosophical theorem (or, perhaps, than any mystic's vision) that claims to go behind it...
  • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The picture is a symbol: but it's truer than any philosophical theorem (or, perhaps, than any mystic's vision) that claims to go behind it.
  • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Why was the fantasy of Narnia perhaps more powerful than going to church and reading a few chapters from the Gospel of Matthew ?
  • The Spirit of Things: 14 May  2006  - Supposing God was a Lion: C.S.Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

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  • "Ye can know nothing of the end of all things, or nothing expressible in those terms. .It may be, as the Lord said to the Lady Julian, that all will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of things will be well.^ It may be, as the Lord said to the Lady Julian , that all will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of things will be well.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All of us are aware that it is very hard to turn our thoughts to God when things are going well.
    • Problem Of Pain (C.S. Lewis) 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC jmm.aaa.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Truly, Yahushua said not one Jot or Tittle shall pass from the Law till all things be fulfilled.
    • That Hideous Strength: Bush & 'God' 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.seanscreenplays.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Texts on the End Times 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But it's ill talking of such questions."^ But it's ill talking of such questions."
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    ."Because they are too terrible, Sir?"^ "Because they are too terrible, Sir?"
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    "No. .Because all answers deceive.^ Because all answers deceive.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If ye put the question from within Time and are asking about possibilities, the answer is certain.^ If ye put the question from within Time and are asking about possibilities, the answer is certain.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My wife once asked a young woman friend whether she had ever thought of death, and she replied, ‘By the time I reach that age science will have done something about it!’” .
    • http://www.cbn.com/special/Narnia/articles/ans_LewisLastInterviewB.aspx 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.cbn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Game Change rips along like a Superman comic, answering a lot of lingering questions about the 2008 campaign.
    • Into the Wardrobe: C.S. Lewis's Narnia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

    .The choice of ways is before you.^ The choice of ways is before you.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The choice is still before you: and I hope you will not take my hard words about your possible future characters as a token of disrespect to your present characters.

    ^ First, do you think that we must be righteous in order to stand before God, righteous in a way that we are not now?
    • Never Enough Tea » Did C.S. Lewis Believe in Purgatory? 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC afcmin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Neither is closed.
    Any man may choose eternal death.^ Any man may choose eternal death.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Those who choose it will have it.^ Those who choose it will have it.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am no "robo-illogician of Robbins' evil empire"--those of you who admire Lewis advocate the right to 'pick and choose'.
    • AVLUX Forum - View topic - C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forum.avlux.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lewis encouraged those who have entered the common hall to seek a room where true doctrine and holiness may be found, but he gave little counsel on which room to choose.
    • C S Lewis An Assessment 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But if ye are trying to leap on into Eternity, if ye are trying to see the final state of all things as it will be (for so ye must speak) when there are no more possibilities left but only the Real, then ye ask what cannot be answered to mortal ears.^ After all, ami, there is no doubt that the Irish are the only people...
    • Books by C. S. Lewis - Bibliography and List of Works 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.biblio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • C. S. Lewis - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "There is no Christian prince left.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Is there more work left undiscovered?

    .Time is the very lens through which ye see — small and clear, as men see through the wrong end of a telescope — something that would otherwise be too big for ye to see at all.^ I could see Christianity all through it.
    • C. S. Lewis 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it...
    • C. S. Lewis and the Materialist Menace: Newsroom: The Independent Institute 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.independent.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Time is the very lens through which ye see — small and clear, as men see through the wrong end of a telescope — something that would otherwise be too big for ye to see at all.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That thing is Freedom: the gift whereby ye most resemble your Maker and are yourselves parts of eternal reality.
    But ye can see it only through the lens of Time, in a little clear picture, through the inverted telescope.^ That thing is Freedom: the gift whereby ye most resemble your Maker and are yourselves parts of eternal reality.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was the most important part really.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But ye can see it only through the lens of Time, in a little clear picture, through the inverted telescope.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It is a picture of moments following one another and yourself in each moment making some choice that might have been otherwise.^ I might make one on G.K. Chesterton, another great Christian writer.
    • C. S. Lewis 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ His life doesn't consist of moments following one another.
    • Online Speech Bank: C.S. Lewis -- Beyond Personality (BBC Radio Broadcast) 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If possible, please add some pictures to make it into a full encyclopedia article and then remove this message.
    • C.S. Lewis - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Neither the temporal succession nor the phantom of what ye might have chosen and didn't is itself Freedom.^ Neither the temporal succession nor the phantom of what ye might have chosen and didn't is itself Freedom.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    They are a lens. .The picture is a symbol: but it's truer than any philosophical theorem (or, perhaps, than any mystic's vision) that claims to go behind it.^ The picture is a symbol: but it's truer than any philosophical theorem (or, perhaps, than any mystic's vision) that claims to go behind it...
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The picture is a symbol: but it's truer than any philosophical theorem (or, perhaps, than any mystic's vision) that claims to go behind it.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why was the fantasy of Narnia perhaps more powerful than going to church and reading a few chapters from the Gospel of Matthew ?
    • The Spirit of Things: 14 May  2006  - Supposing God was a Lion: C.S.Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    For every attempt to see the shape of eternity except through the lens of Time destroys your knowledge of Freedom."

That Hideous Strength (1945)

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  • "They would say," he answered, "that you do not fail in obedience through lack of love, but have lost love because you never attempted obedience."^ "They would say," he answered, "that you do not fail in obedience through lack of love, but have lost love because you never attempted obedience."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What did you think she would say?
    • C.S. Lewis book Totally Looks Like Twilight book - Totally Looks Like... Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC totallylookslike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Go in obedience and you will find love.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. .7 : The Pendragon, section 2
  • "The cardinal difficulty," said MacPhee, "in collaboration between the sexes is that women speak a language without nouns.^ "The cardinal difficulty," said MacPhee, "in collaboration between the sexes is that women speak a language without nouns.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Pendragon, section 2 "The cardinal difficulty," said MacPhee, "in collaboration between the sexes is that women speak a language without nouns.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Aye," said MacPhee, "and it could be right good history without mentioning you and me or most of those present.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If two men are doing a bit of work, one will say to the other, 'Put this bowl inside the bigger bowl which you'll find on the top shelf of the green cupboard.'^ If two men are doing a bit of work, one will say to the other, 'Put this bowl inside the bigger bowl which you'll find on the top shelf of the green cupboard.'
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You may say so," replied the other.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You'll find balloon glasses on the shelf above.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The female for this is, 'Put that in the other one in there.'^ Ah - and there is one other.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The female for this is, 'Put that in the other one in there.'
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Oh - there's one other thing.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    And then if you ask them, 'in where?' they say, 'in there, of course.' .There is consequently a phatic hiatus."^ There is consequently a phatic hiatus."
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. .8 : Moonlight at Belbury, section 2
  • Not till then did his controllers allow him to suspect that death itself might not after all cure the illusion of being a soul—nay, might prove the entry into a world where that illusion raged infinite and unchecked.^ Moonlight at Belbury, section 2 Not till then did his controllers allow him to suspect that death itself might not after all cure the illusion of being a soul—nay, might prove the entry into a world where that illusion raged infinite and unchecked.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Not till then did his controllers allow him to suspect that death itself might not after all cure the illusion of being a soul - nay, might prove the entry into a world where that illusion raged infinite and unchecked.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Any theories we build up as to how Christ's death did all this are, in my view, quite secondary: mere plans or diagrams to be left alone if they do not help us, and, if they do help us, not to be confused with the thing itself.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Escape for the soul, if not for the body, was offered him.^ Escape for the soul, if not for the body, was offered him.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He became able to know (and simultaneously refused the knowledge) that he had been wrong from the beginning, that souls and personal responsibility existed.^ He became able to know (and simultaneously refused the knowledge) that he had been wrong from the beginning, that souls and personal responsibility existed.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Pick something which caught your attention, and let your reader know your personal response to whatever it was.
    • C.S.LEWIS ATRIUM                                                   19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.oxfordtutorials.com [Source type: General]
    • TOLKIEN ATRIUM                                             15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.oxfordtutorials.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Lewis was keener than most about knowing when the Devil was using things like personal taste and, more deadly yet, personal pride to imperil his soul.
    • Touchstone Archives: C. S. Lewis, Reluctant Churchman 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC touchstonemag.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He half saw: he wholly hated.^ He half saw: he wholly hated.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The physical torture of the burning was not fiercer than his hatred of that.^ The physical torture of the burning was not fiercer than his hatred of that.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. 16 : Banquet at Belbury, section 6

On Living in an Atomic Age (1948)

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  • "If we are going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things -- praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts -- not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs.^ But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher.
    • BBC - Religions - Christianity: C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Q&N: C. S. Lewis books 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC jillandhal.home.att.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Appreciating C.S. Lewis - The Cumberland River Lamp Post - Lewis Articles & Sermons, Lewis Internet Sightings, Other Lewis Related Resources 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Coren on the Christian story of C.S. Lewis - Full Comment 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So he thinks, he prays, he works on the idea of how am I going to most effectively teach this to people.

    ^ "You think there are things like that?"
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    They might break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds."

The Weight of Glory (1949)

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  • Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
  • As long as this deliberate refusal to understand things from above, even where such understanding is possible, continues, it is idle to talk of any final victory over materialism.
  • We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
  • 100 per cent of us die, and the percentage cannot be increased.
  • Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak.^ But in the end it is not our doctrinal perfection that saves us (that would be works indeed).
    • AVLUX Forum - View topic - C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forum.avlux.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
    • HJ Live! » C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC live.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea.^ And then, what one writer calls the joy apologetic in the midst of this dry, arid modernism, Lewis says that we are half-hearted creatures, fooling around with drink and sex and ambition, when infinite joy is offered to us.
    • http://www.fpcjackson.org/resources/sermons/Worldviews%202004/2a_cslewismercer.htm 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.fpcjackson.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum, because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea, we are far too easily pleased.
    • http://www.fpcjackson.org/resources/sermons/Worldviews%202004/2a_cslewismercer.htm 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.fpcjackson.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Who ought I go to about it?"
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We are far too easily pleased.
  • You have never talked to a mere mortal.^ We are far too easily pleased.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You have never talked to a mere mortal.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Touchstone Archives: C. S. Lewis, Reluctant Churchman 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC touchstonemag.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You have never met a mere mortal.
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations — these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat.^ Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations, these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat."
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations — these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations," he argued in The World's Last Night , a collection of lay sermons and essays: "these are mortal, and their life is to ours, as the life of a gnat.
    • VQR » C.S. Lewis and His Critics 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vqronline.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit — immortal horrors or everlasting splendours.
  • At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door.^ But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendors."
    • VQR » C.S. Lewis and His Critics 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vqronline.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit — immortal horrors or everlasting splendours.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    We discern the freshness and purity of the morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure. .We cannot mingle with the splendours we see.^ We cannot mingle with the splendours we see.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A Lewis illustration quoted by Maxwell notes this idea: "We cannot mingle with the splendors we see.
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumour that it will not always be so.^ But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumour that it will not always be so.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so."
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is clear from the New Testament that they all expected the Second Coming in their own lifetime.
    • C. S. Lewis, C.S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.homemakerscorner.com [Source type: Original source]
    • New Age Ties of Spiritual Counterfeits Project 4 12 September 2009 9:28 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Some day, God willing, we shall get in.
  • If there is equality, it is in His love, not in us.

The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956)

The Chronicles of Narnia has its own page here.
Goodness is either the great safety or the great danger — according to the way you react to it.

Mere Christianity (1952)

Essays based upon radio addresses of 1941–1944
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  • We are told that Christ was killed for us, that His death has washed out our sins, and that by dying He has disabled death itself.^ Essays based upon radio addresses of 1941–1944 We are told that Christ was killed for us, that His death has washed out our sins, and that by dying He has disabled death itself.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can say that Christ died for our sins.
    • AVLUX Forum - View topic - C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forum.avlux.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We are told that Christ was killed for us, that His death has washed out our sins, and that by dying He disabled death itself.

    That is the formula. That is Christianity. .That is what has to be believed.
    Any theories we build up as to how Christ's death did all this are, in my view, quite secondary: mere plans or diagrams to be left alone if they do not help us, and, if they do help us, not to be confused with the thing itself.
  • This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people.
  • This is the terrible fix we are in.^ "This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people."
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C.S. Lewis Quote Page 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.comnett.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But he believed that they are all significant.
    • C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Sadhu Sundar Singh 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC jmm.aaa.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They talk about all kinds of things.
    • Nowhere To Run with Chris White 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC conspiracyclothes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If the universe is not governed by an absolute goodness, then all our efforts are in the long run hopeless.^ Our web outreach efforts are very effective, reaching millions of people around the globe with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
    • C.S, Lewis' stepson, David Gresham - Catholic Answers Forums 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC forums.catholic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hegel believed that god is the universe, which was much like Tillichs idea of Ground of All Being.38 Yet there are similarities between Hegel's Absolute and Tillich's Ground of All Being.
    • Writing.Com: C. S. Lewis: Never an Atheist 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.writing.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But it will do those things which that profession exists to do and will in the long run be responsible for all the respect which that profession in fact enjoys and which the speeches and advertisements cannot maintain.

    .But if it is, then we are making ourselves enemies to that goodness every day, and are not in the least likely to do any better tomorrow, and so our case is hopeless again....God is the only comfort, He is also the supreme terror: the thing we most need and the thing we most want to hide from.
  • Some people talk as if meeting the gaze of absolute goodness would be fun.^ Some people talk as if meeting the gaze of absolute goodness would be fun.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Some thing better is needed.
    • C.S. Lewis book Totally Looks Like Twilight book - Totally Looks Like... Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC totallylookslike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ People just like you make C. S. Lewis News on Topix better every day.
    • C. S. Lewis News - Topix 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

    .They need to think again.^ They need to think again.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They are still only playing with religion.^ They are still only playing with religion.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "They were only playing themselves.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bad men, while still in the body, still crawling on this little globe, would enter that state which, heretofore, they had entered only after death, would have the power of evil spirits.” .
    • That Hideous Strength: Bush & 'God' 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.seanscreenplays.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Goodness is either the great safety or the great danger — according to the way you react to it.
  • Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance.^ "I give you great thanks.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'm offering you a place on the right side.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That is our only chance now.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It won't last forever.^ It won't last forever.
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We must take it or leave it.
  • Badness is only spoiled goodness.^ We must take it or leave it."
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C.S. Lewis Quote Page 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.comnett.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Badness is only spoiled goodness" .

    ^ "Badness is only spoiled goodness."
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C.S. Lewis Quote Page 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.comnett.net [Source type: Original source]

    • p. .36, unidentified edition
  • We have two bits of evidence about the Somebody.^ We have two bits of evidence about the Somebody.

    .One is the universe He has made.^ One is the universe He has made.

    .If we used that as our only clue, I think we should have to conclude that He was a great artist (for the universe is a very beautiful place), but also that He is quite merciless and no friend to man (for the universe is a very dangerous and terrifying place.^ Quite easily, I should think.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If we used that as our only clue, I think we should have to conclude that He was a great artist (for the universe is a very beautiful place), but also that He is quite merciless and no friend to man (for the universe is a very dangerous and terrifying place.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If we used that as our only clue, I think we should have to conclude that He was a great artist (for the universe is a very beautiful place), but also that He is quite merciless and no friend to man (for the universe is a very dangerous and terrifying place).

    ) ...The other bit of evidence is that .Moral Law which He has put in our minds.^ The other bit of evidence is that Moral Law which He has put in our minds.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the moral sphere, every act of justice or charity involves putting ourselves in the other person's place and thus transcending our own competitive particularity.
    • Appreciating C.S. Lewis - The Cumberland River Lamp Post - Lewis Articles & Sermons, Lewis Internet Sightings, Other Lewis Related Resources 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is none of our impulses which the Moral Law may not sometimes tell us to suppress, and none which it may not sometimes tell us to encourage.

    .And this is a better bit of evidence than the other, because it is inside information.^ The problem is quite different for you because you look forward to something else, something better than human societv, in some other world."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are many, some better than others, including: .
    • C.S Lewis Frequently Asked Questions 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.rapidnet.com [Source type: General]
    • C.S Lewis Frequently Asked Questions 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.rilstone.talktalk.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Where the lies in all other papers come from you know better than I." .
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You find out more about God from the Moral Law than from the universe in general just as you find out more about a man by listening to his conversation than by looking at a house he has built.
  • My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust.^ How do you feel about God's law?

    ^ More on the moral beauty of God's Law .

    ^ If he's out, you must look for tracks.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But how had I got this idea of just and unjust?^ But how had I got this idea of just and unjust?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.^ A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument."

    ^ "The modern idea of a Great Man is one who stands at the lonely extremity of some single line of development--" .
    • C.S. Lewis Quote Page 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.comnett.net [Source type: Original source]

    .What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?
  • [Christians] believe that the living, dynamic activity of love has been going on in God forever and has created everything else.^ [Christians] believe that the living, dynamic activity of love has been going on in God forever and has created everything else.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They believe that the living, dynamic activity of love has been going on in God forever and has created everything else.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    And that, by the way, is perhaps the most important difference between Christianity and all other religions: that in Christianity God is not an impersonal thing nor a static thing - not even just one person - but a dynamic pulsating activity, a life, a kind of drama, almost, if you will not think me irreverent, a kind of dance … (The) pattern of this three-personal life is … the great fountain of energy and beauty spurting up at the very center of reality.
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The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs...
  • The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs.^ "All you think of is killing things."
    • Into the Wardrobe - a C. S. Lewis web site 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.drzeus.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That's the sort of thing one was up against all the time."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That's one of the things you're wanted for."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .There's not one of them which won't make us into devils if we set it up as an absolute guide.
    You might think love of humanity in general was safe, but it isn't.^ "You asked for a loving God: you have one.

    ^ There is not one of them which will not make us into devils if we set it up as an absolute guide.

    ^ There is a difference between the one you love and thinking about the love itself.
    • C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.greatcom.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If you leave out justice you'll find yourself breaking agreements and faking evidence in trials "for the sake of humanity" and become in the end a cruel and treacherous man.
  • Imagine yourself as a living house.^ You've got to admire a man that lives out what he teaches.

    ^ If you leave out justice you'll find yourself breaking agreements and faking evidence in trials "for the sake of humanity" and become in the end a cruel and treacherous man.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you leave out justice you will find yourself breaking agreements and faking evidence in trials “for the sake of humanity,” and become in the end a cruel and treacherous man.

    .God comes in to rebuild that house.^ God comes in to rebuild that house.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing.^ At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'That's my seat, I was there first' -- 'Leave him alone, he isn't doing you any harm' -- 'Why should you shove in first?'

    .He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised.^ He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am no "robo-illogician of Robbins' evil empire"--those of you who admire Lewis advocate the right to 'pick and choose'.
    • AVLUX Forum - View topic - C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forum.avlux.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let us remember that those who knew him personally often described him as a man of laughter and surprises, of jokes and joy.
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense.^ But presently he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurt abominably and does not seem to make sense.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But presently, He starts knocking in the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense.
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    What on earth is He up to? .The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of — throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards.^ The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of--throwing out a wing here, putting an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards.
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of — throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of-throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace.^ You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Go away, you little beasts!
    • The Spirit of Things: 14 May  2006  - Supposing God was a Lion: C.S.Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There were some great networking going on which we carried on into the Community Evening where we made a point of signing the Community Lounge “Berlin Wall”.
    • Jane Lewis's Weblog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blogs.technet.com [Source type: General]

    .He intends to come and live in it Himself.
  • Of course God knew what would happen if they used their freedom the wrong way: apparently He thought it worth the risk.
  • When you have reached your own room, be kind to those who have chosen different doors and to those who are still in the hall.^ He intends to come and live in it Himself.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He speaks of those who SAY they have faith but live like those who do not know God.
    • HJ Live! » C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC live.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That is what happens to those that pluck and eat fruit at the wrong time and in the wrong way.
    • Into the Wardrobe - a C. S. Lewis web site 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.drzeus.net [Source type: Original source]

    .If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them.^ If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C S Lewis An Assessment 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thank you all for your inspiration.
    • C. S. Lewis You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream | Quotes Inspirational 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blog.dreamthisday.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He will have all of you, and all that is yours - or nothing.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .That is one of the rules common to the whole house.
  • What can you ever really know of other people's souls — of their temptations, their opportunities, their struggles?^ You will be one of the sound craftsmen, and other sound craftsmen will know it.

    ^ That is one of the rules common to the whole house.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C S Lewis An Assessment 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Ivy had her own house too, you know.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .One soul in the whole of creation you do know: and it is the only one whose fate is placed in your hands.^ One soul in the whole creation you do know: and it is the only one whose fate is placed in your hands.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Then you must show your hand.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Only you know the Great Tongue.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If there is a God, you are, in a sense, alone with Him.^ If there is a God, you are, in a sense, alone with Him.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If there is a God, you are, in a tense, alone with Him.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You felt, as Edmund said when he saw him a few days later, 'There's a chap who might do anything --- absolutely anything.'
    • An Analysis of C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC thecomingepiphany.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You cannot put Him off with speculation about your neighbours or memories of what you have read in books.
  • You can put this another way by saying that while in other sciences the instruments you use are things external to yourself (things like microscopes and telescopes), the instrument through which you see God is your whole self.^ It may be you who will put him.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can put this another way by saving that while in other sciences the instruments you use are things external to yourself (things like microscopes and telescopes), the instrument through which you see God is your whole self.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What would you like to read?
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And if a man's self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred
    — like the Moon seen through a dirty telescope.^ And if a man's self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred — like the Moon seen through a dirty telescope.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And if a man's self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred - like the Moon .seen through a dirty telescope.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can put this another way by saving that while in other sciences the instruments you use are things external to yourself (things like microscopes and telescopes), the instrument through which you see God is your whole self.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    That is why horrible nations have horrible religions: they have been looking at God through a dirty lens.
.
Among these Jews there suddenly turns up a man who goes about talking as if He was God...
  • Among these Jews there suddenly turns up a man who goes about talking as if He was God.^ Among these Jews there suddenly turns up a man who goes about talking as if He was God.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But when you are talking about God i.e.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They talked about God.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He claims to forgive sins.^ Look at Jesus's words as recorded in the Bible, Lewis said: he claimed to be the Son of God and to have the power to forgive sins.
    • BBC - Religions - Christianity: C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It comes just after Lewis mentions that Jesus appeared among the Jews claiming to forgive sins.
    • Appreciating C.S. Lewis - The Cumberland River Lamp Post - Lewis Articles & Sermons, Lewis Internet Sightings, Other Lewis Related Resources 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He says He has always existed.
    He says He is coming to judge the world at the end of time.^ But the time could soon come when the world will have become so wicked and abominable in the eyes of God that he will say "enough is enough" and he will permit the powers of darkness to succeed for a time (Daniel 11:24).
    • That Hideous Strength: Bush & 'God' 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.seanscreenplays.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Texts on the End Times 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ William Frederick has written a prophecy book entitled The Coming Epiphany which will teach you essential truths about the end of the world.
    • An Analysis of C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC thecomingepiphany.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This might also explain his distaste for what at the time was seen as typically feminine—and, to judge by what happens at the end of the series, a dislike of typical adult women.
    • The Passion of C.S. Lewis - The New York Review of Books 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.nybooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Now let us get this clear.^ And now, let us go a little deeper.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let us call the underneath book A and the top one B. The position of A is causing the position of B. That is clear?
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let us now examine the spiritual beliefs/doctrines of C. S. Lewis.
    • An Analysis of C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC thecomingepiphany.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Among Pantheists, like the Indians, anyone might say that he was a part of God, or one with God: there would be nothing very odd about it. But this man, since He was a Jew, could not mean that kind of God.^ What good could it do Mark to go about with a man like that?
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But this man, since He was a Jew, could not mean that kind of God.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There was nothing, and never had been anything, like this.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .God, in their language, meant the Being outside of the world, who had made it and was infinitely different from anything else.^ God, in their language, meant the Being outside of the world, who had made it and was infinitely different from anything else.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They looked at the sun and they saw, if not a god, at least an expression of the divinity; we see a "huge ball of flaming gas," [6] thus reducing the world to "what it is made of" instead of seeing what it "is."
    • Paganism and the Conversion of C.S. Lewis | Clotilde Morhan | IgnatiusInsight.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ignatiusinsight.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is a man - or a being made by man - who will finally ascend the throne of the universe.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And when you have grasped that, you will see that what this man said was, quite simply, the most shocking thing that has ever been uttered by human lips.
  • God lends us a little of His reasoning powers and that is how we think: He puts a little of His love into us and that is how we love one another.^ You can come out and see us.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "You see what it might be," said the Director.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So I am, you see, one of Gods patients, not yet cured.
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    .When you teach a child writing, you hold its hand while it forms the letters: that is, it forms the letters because you are forming them.^ When you teach a child writing, you hold its hand while it forms the letters: that is, it forms the letters because you are forming them.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His apologetic works explain essential Christian teachings in ordinary, nontechnical language, and his writings usually focus on beliefs that all Christians hold in common what he called mere Christianity.
    • C S Lewis An Assessment 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Or you may realise that, instead of saying your prayers, you ought to be downstairs writing a letter, or helping your wife to wash-up.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We love and reason because God loves and reasons and holds our hand while we do it.
  • The Christian is in a different position from other people who are trying to be good.^ For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
    • MySpace - C.S. Lewis - 103 - Male - Oxfordshire, UK - myspace.com/clivelewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People who were not Christians themselves helped me to Christianity.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our goodness is not that different from God's.

    .They hope, by being good, to please God if there is one; or — if they think there is not — at least they hope to deserve approval from good men.^ They hope, by being good, to please God if there is one; or — if they think there is not — at least they hope to deserve approval from good men.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ God "often makes prizes of humans who have given their lives for causes He thinks bad on the monstrously sophistical ground that the humans thought them good and were following the best they knew" (SL, p.26).
    • C.S. Lewis - Christian Teachings ? 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.forgottenword.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They looked at the sun and they saw, if not a god, at least an expression of the divinity; we see a "huge ball of flaming gas," [6] thus reducing the world to "what it is made of" instead of seeing what it "is."
    • Paganism and the Conversion of C.S. Lewis | Clotilde Morhan | IgnatiusInsight.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ignatiusinsight.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But the Christian thinks any good he does comes from the Christ-life inside him.^ They made him come to life."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the Christian thinks any good he does comes from the Christ-life inside him.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Download this Audio Book: When Lucy comes across an old wardrobe standing alone in the spare room, she thinks she has found a good place for hide and seek.
    • C. S. Lewis 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    .He does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us; just as the roof of a greenhouse does not attract the sun because it is bright, but becomes bright because the sun shines on it.
  • I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.'^ A good many people nowadays say, `I believe in a God, but not in a personal God.'
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Which isn't a great distance, but people just don't do it anymore.

    ^ "I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: "I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God."
    • Appreciating C.S. Lewis - The Cumberland River Lamp Post - Lewis Articles & Sermons, Lewis Internet Sightings, Other Lewis Related Resources 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That is the one thing we must not say.^ That is the one thing we must not say.
    • Books by C. S. Lewis - Bibliography and List of Works 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.biblio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • MySpace - C.S. Lewis - 103 - Male - Oxfordshire, UK - myspace.com/clivelewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • VQR » C.S. Lewis and His Critics 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vqronline.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Appreciating C.S. Lewis - The Cumberland River Lamp Post - Lewis Articles & Sermons, Lewis Internet Sightings, Other Lewis Related Resources 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As C.S. Lewis says: "There is one argument which we should beware of using for either position: God must have done what is best, this is best, therefore God has done this.
    • Amazon.com: Reflections on the Psalms: C. S Lewis: Books 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Whichever room you enter, says Lewis, the important thing is that you be convinced that it is the right one for you.
    • C.S. LEWIS AND EVANGELICALS TODAY | Biographical, Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism | Way of Life Literature 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

    .A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher.^ He was a man who was great fun to be with.
    • The Spirit of Things: 14 May  2006  - Supposing God was a Lion: C.S.Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher.
    • Books by C. S. Lewis - Bibliography and List of Works 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.biblio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • MySpace - C.S. Lewis - 103 - Male - Oxfordshire, UK - myspace.com/clivelewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • VQR » C.S. Lewis and His Critics 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vqronline.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be great moral teacher.
    • Appreciating C.S. Lewis - The Cumberland River Lamp Post - Lewis Articles & Sermons, Lewis Internet Sightings, Other Lewis Related Resources 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He would be either a lunatic — on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell.^ He would either be a lunatic- on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg - or else he would be the Devil of Hell.
    • Books by C. S. Lewis - Bibliography and List of Works 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.biblio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He would be either a lunatic — on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He would be either a lunatic—on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of Hell.
    • VQR » C.S. Lewis and His Critics 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vqronline.org [Source type: Original source]

    .You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse.^ Either this man was, and is, the Son of God; or else a madman or something worse.
    • VQR » C.S. Lewis and His Critics 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vqronline.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse.
    • MySpace - C.S. Lewis - 103 - Male - Oxfordshire, UK - myspace.com/clivelewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.
    • Books by C. S. Lewis - Bibliography and List of Works 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.biblio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God.^ He thinks you are killing him.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can shut Him up for a fool or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God.
    • BBC - Religions - Christianity: C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    .But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher.^ But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher.
    • BBC - Religions - Christianity: C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Appreciating C.S. Lewis - The Cumberland River Lamp Post - Lewis Articles & Sermons, Lewis Internet Sightings, Other Lewis Related Resources 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher.
    • MySpace - C.S. Lewis - 103 - Male - Oxfordshire, UK - myspace.com/clivelewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis introduces us to supernatural beings who will change the way we think about good and evil.
    • Fictionwise eBooks: C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.palmdigitalmedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Books by C. S. Lewis | Borders 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.borders.com.au [Source type: General]
    • Fictionwise eBooks: C. S. Lewis 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.peanutpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Books by C. S. Lewis | Angus and Robertson 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.angusrobertson.com.au [Source type: General]

    .He has not left that open to us.^ He has not left that open to us.
    • Books by C. S. Lewis - Bibliography and List of Works 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.biblio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • MySpace - C.S. Lewis - 103 - Male - Oxfordshire, UK - myspace.com/clivelewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: Original source]
    • BBC - Religions - Christianity: C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Appreciating C.S. Lewis - The Cumberland River Lamp Post - Lewis Articles & Sermons, Lewis Internet Sightings, Other Lewis Related Resources 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He did not intend to.
.
Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go...
  • God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine.^ God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As Lewis wrote in a passage full of spiritual realism: God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine.
    • Paganism and the Conversion of C.S. Lewis | Clotilde Morhan | IgnatiusInsight.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ignatiusinsight.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Knowledge can last; principles can last; habits can last, but feelings come and go.
    • Twilight, C. S. Lewis, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell: how did I linked all of them? « Mrs Thornton Darcy's Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC mrsthorntondarcy.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    .A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else.^ A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Paganism and the Conversion of C.S. Lewis | Clotilde Morhan | IgnatiusInsight.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ignatiusinsight.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself.
  • Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing.^ Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ God "often makes prizes of humans who have given their lives for causes He thinks bad on the monstrously sophistical ground that the humans thought them good and were following the best they knew" (SL, p.26).
    • C.S. Lewis - Christian Teachings ? 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.forgottenword.org [Source type: Original source]

    .There are many things below it, but there are also things above it.^ There are many things below it, but there are also things above it.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Twilight, C. S. Lewis, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell: how did I linked all of them? « Mrs Thornton Darcy's Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC mrsthorntondarcy.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There were so many things that Jane would not understand: not only the pretty heavy drinking which was becoming his habit but - oh, everything from morning to night.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I've seen a good many things in my time that weren't there or weren't what they were letting on to be: rainbows and reflections and sunsets, not to mention dreams.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You cannot make it the basis of a whole life.^ You cannot make it the basis of a whole life.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Twilight, C. S. Lewis, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell: how did I linked all of them? « Mrs Thornton Darcy's Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC mrsthorntondarcy.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favourite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end submit with every fibre of your being, and you will find eternal life.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now the whole offer which Christianity makes is this: that we can, if we let God have His way, come to share in the life of Christ.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling...^ It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling...
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling.
    • Twilight, C. S. Lewis, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell: how did I linked all of them? « Mrs Thornton Darcy's Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC mrsthorntondarcy.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go...^ Knowledge can last; principles can last; habits can last, but feelings come and go.
    • Twilight, C. S. Lewis, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell: how did I linked all of them? « Mrs Thornton Darcy's Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC mrsthorntondarcy.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go...
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lechery, that feels sharp lust Sharper from each promised staying, Goes at long last--go she must-- Where alone is sure allaying.

    .But, of course, ceasing to be "in love" need not mean ceasing to love.^ But, of course, ceasing to be "in love" need not mean ceasing to love.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All we mean is that the occasions on which the fighting instinct or the sexual desire need to be restrained are rather more frequent than those for restraining mother love or patriotism.

    ^ Of course, what these people mean when they say that God is love is often something quite different: they really mean 'Love is God.'
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Love in this second sense — love as distinct from "being in love" — is not merely a feeling.
    It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by (in Christian marriage) the grace which both partners ask, and receive, from God...^ Love in this second sense — love as distinct from "being in love" — is not merely a feeling.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by (in Christian marriage) the grace which both partners ask, and receive, from God...
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Love in this second sense—love as distinct from “being in love” is not merely a feeling.
    • Twilight, C. S. Lewis, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell: how did I linked all of them? « Mrs Thornton Darcy's Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC mrsthorntondarcy.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    ."Being in love" first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.^ "Being in love" first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Being in love” first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.
    • Twilight, C. S. Lewis, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell: how did I linked all of them? « Mrs Thornton Darcy's Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC mrsthorntondarcy.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These first principles include obligations to treat other people justly and to keep one’s promises.
    • C. S. Lewis and the Materialist Menace: Newsroom: The Independent Institute 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.independent.org [Source type: Original source]

    It is on this love that the engine of marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it.
  • If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.

The World's Last Night (1952)

First published as "The Christian Hope — Its Meaning for Today" in Religion in Life (Winter 1952); later published under the present title in The World's Last Night, and Other Essays (1960)
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  • But how can the characters in a play guess the plot?^ First published as "The Christian Hope — Its Meaning for Today" in Religion in Life (Winter 1952); later published under the present title in The World's Last Night, and Other Essays (1960) But how can the characters in a play guess the plot?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We are not the playwright, we are not the producer, we are not even the audience.^ We are not the playwright, we are not the producer, we are not even the audience.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    We are on the stage. .To play well the scenes in which we are "on" concerns us much more than to guess about the scenes that follow it.
  • I can imagine no man who will look with more horror on the End than a conscientious revolutionary who has, in a sense sincerely, been justifying cruelties and injustices inflicted on millions of his contemporaries by the benefits which he hopes to confer on future generations: generations who, as one terrible moment now reveals to him, were never going to exist.^ "Well, no more than anyone else.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But of course He is something much more than that.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see him.

    Then he will see the massacres, the faked trials, the deportations, to be all ineffaceably real, an essential part, his part, in the drama that has just ended: while the future Utopia had never been anything but a fantasy.
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The doctrine of the Second Coming teaches us that we do not and cannot know when the world drama will end.
  • Christian Apocalyptic offers us no such hope.^ The doctrine of the Second Coming teaches us that we do not and cannot know when the world drama will end.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Christian Apocalyptic offers us no such hope.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Consequently, his books on Christianity examine common difficulties in accepting Christianity, such as "How could a good God allow pain to exist in the world?", which he examined in detail in The Problem of Pain.
    • Books by C. S. Lewis - Bibliography and List of Works 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.biblio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • C.S. Lewis biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (author: ) 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It does not even foretell, (which would be more tolerable to our habits of thought) a gradual decay.^ It does not even foretell, (which would be more tolerable to our habits of thought) a gradual decay.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One could even note that if Lewis followed any of the Old Hegelian schools of thought then he would more than likely attribute the pain and suffering he saw in his life to God, which only served to feed his anger.
    • Writing.Com: C. S. Lewis: Never an Atheist 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.writing.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is unlikely that in the next forty years England will have a government which would encourage or even tolerate any radical Christian elements in its state system of education.
    • http://www.fpcjackson.org/resources/sermons/Worldviews%202004/2a_cslewismercer.htm 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.fpcjackson.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It foretells a sudden, violent end imposed from without; an extinguisher popped onto the candle, a brick flung at the gramophone, a curtain rung down on the play — "Halt!"
  • The doctrine of the Second Coming teaches us that we do not and cannot know when the world drama will end. The curtain may be rung down at any moment: say, before you have finished reading this paragraph.
  • The doctrine of the Second Coming has failed, so far as we are concerned, if it does not make us realize that at every moment of every year in our lives Donne's question "What if this present were the world's last night?"^ But he cannot make this knowledge real to himself.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can come out and see us.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For evil in our world does not present itself as evil.
    • Texts on the End Times 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    is equally relevant.
  • .
  • Frantic administration of panaceas to the world is certainly discouraged by the reflection that "this present" might be "the world's last night"; sober work for the future, within the limits of ordinary morality and prudence, is not.
  • For what comes is Judgment: happy are those whom it finds labouring in their vocations, whether they were merely going out to feed the pigs or laying good plans to deliver humanity a hundred years hence from some great evil.^ He might find out whether he were actually under orders from Cosser.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Frantic administration of panaceas to the world is certainly discouraged by the reflection that "this present" might be "the world's last night"; sober work for the future, within the limits of ordinary morality and prudence, is not.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Some of them are good, and some work evil'."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The curtain has indeed now fallen.^ The curtain has indeed now fallen.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Those pigs will never in fact be fed, the great campaign against White Slavery or Governmental Tyranny will never in fact proceed to victory.^ Those pigs will never in fact be fed, the great campaign against White Slavery or Governmental Tyranny will never in fact proceed to victory.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In fact, it is a great pity that those interested in the conversion or evangelization 1 of the West have paid next to no attention to Lewis and what he has to say to us.
    • Touchstone Archives: C. S. Lewis & the Conversion of the West 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC touchstonemag.com [Source type: Original source]

    No matter; you were at your post when the Inspection came.

Surprised by Joy (1955)

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  • I fancy that most people who think at all have done a great deal of their thinking in the first fourteen years.
  • The First [Friend] is the alter ego, the man who first reveals to you that you are not alone in the world by turning out (beyond hope) to share all your most secret delights.^ But the Second Friend is the man who disagrees with you about everything...
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have a great deal more to say to you."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This film gives hope to all those people who were laughed ...
    • Product Pictures and Images List 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.topcitybooks.com [Source type: General]

    .There is nothing to be overcome in making him your friend; he and you join like raindrops on a window.^ There was nothing, and never had been anything, like this.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "You think there are things like that?"
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I want you to like him if you can.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But the Second Friend is the man who disagrees with you about everything...^ But the Second Friend is the man who disagrees with you about everything...
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "You mean the man who was gulilotined?"
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Among these Jews there suddenly turns up a man who goes about talking as if He was God.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Of course he shares your interests; otherwise he would not become your friend at all.^ Of course he shares your interests; otherwise he would not become your friend at all.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I walked up to Mr. Lewis and said, "Good evening, Sir, I have read all your books with great interest, but I would like to correct you on one or two theological points".
    • C S Lewis Centenary Group - C S Lewis News - November 1998 12 September 2009 9:28 UTC dnausers.d-n-a.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Of course, I would also be highly interested to have, once more and perhaps in more detail than previously, your considered or re-considered opinion of Lewis.
    • LEWISIANA: Mary Midgley on C. S. Lewis 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.lewisiana.nl [Source type: Original source]

    .But he has approached them all at a different angle.^ But he has approached them all at a different angle.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    he has read all the right books but has got the wrong thing out of every one... .How can he be so nearly right, and yet, invariably, just not right?^ How can he be so nearly right, and yet, invariably, just not right?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    He is as fascinating (and infuriating) as a woman.
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Enough had been thought, and said, and felt, and imagined.
^ Enough had been thought, and said, and felt, and imagined.
  • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.It was about time that something should be done.
  • The only non-Christians who seemed to me really to know anything were the Romantics; and a good many of them were dangerously tinged with something like religion, even at times with Christianity.^ On Christianity and culture * On religion -- is it reality or substitute?
    • Books by C. S. Lewis - Bibliography and List of Works 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.biblio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think I had been having a good many dreams of lions about that time.
    • Appreciating C.S. Lewis - The Cumberland River Lamp Post - Lewis Articles & Sermons, Lewis Internet Sightings, Other Lewis Related Resources 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was about time that something should be done.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The upshot of it all could nearly be expressed in a perversion of Roland's great line in the Chanson: 'Christians are wrong, but all the rest are bores.'
  • Enough had been thought, and said, and felt, and imagined.^ Enough had been thought, and said, and felt, and imagined.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The upshot of it all could nearly be expressed in a perversion of Roland's great line in the Chanson: 'Christians are wrong, but all the rest are bores.'
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lewis was not a systematic theologian, he was not a theologian at all, although he certainly thought and communicated in theological categories, but the strength--- the strength, in my view, of C. S. Lewis is ethics, and the application of ethics to a Christian worldview .
    • http://www.fpcjackson.org/resources/sermons/Worldviews%202004/2a_cslewismercer.htm 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.fpcjackson.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It was about time that something should be done.
  • The Prodigal Son at least walked home on his own feet.^ It was about time that something should be done.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Prodigal Son at least walked home on his own feet.
    • C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.greatcom.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Something Nice Back Home ") After gathering the medical supplies for Jack's operation, the group returned to the beach , where Jin decided to confront Charlotte about earlier.
    • Charlotte Lewis - Lostpedia - The Lost Encyclopedia 25 September 2009 0:25 UTC lostpedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    .But who can duly adore that Love which will open the high gates to a prodigal who is brought in kicking, struggling, resentful, and darting his eyes in every direction for a chance of escape?
  • I do not think the resemblance between the Christian and the merely imaginative experience is accidental.^ I do not think the resemblance between the Christian and the merely imaginative experience is accidental.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But who can but duly adore that Love which will open the high gates to a prodigal who is brought in kicking, struggling, resentful, and darting his eyes in every direction for a chance of escape?
    • C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.greatcom.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But who can duly adore that Love which will open the high gates to a prodigal who is brought in kicking, struggling, resentful, and darting his eyes in every direction for a chance of escape?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I think that all things, in their own way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least.^ I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least.
    • BBC - Religions - Christianity: C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think that all things, in their own way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Plato, who was a major influence in Lewis’ conversion to theism, saw all earthly things as shadowy reflections of the ultimate reality and yearned to be freed from the world and from his body so that he might draw closer and closer to the Truth.
    • Paganism and the Conversion of C.S. Lewis | Clotilde Morhan | IgnatiusInsight.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ignatiusinsight.com [Source type: Original source]

    ."Reflect" is the important word.^ "Reflect" is the important word.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .This lower life of the imagination is not a beginning of, nor a step toward, the higher life of the spirit, merely an image.
  • The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and His compulsion is our liberation.
  • 'Who are you?^ This lower life of the imagination is not a beginning of, nor a step toward, the higher life of the spirit, merely an image.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and His compulsion is our liberation.
    • C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.greatcom.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A hard thing for Lewis to stand for in the 20th century and how he did it has won more hearts than multitudes of books of careful exegesis concerning God's plan for men and women.
    • AVLUX Forum - View topic - C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forum.avlux.net [Source type: Original source]

    Nobody. Who is Porridge? .THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON THERE IS.'
  • You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet.^ The moment you did it, the picture was there.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON THERE IS.' You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If there is a God, you are, in a sense, alone with Him.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That which I greatly feared had at last come upon me.^ That which I greatly feared had at last come upon me.
    • C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.greatcom.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • VQR » C.S. Lewis and His Critics 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vqronline.org [Source type: Original source]
    • VQR » "One Mythology Among Many": The Spiritual Odyssey of C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vqronline.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis ( 2007) Armageddon comes upon the magical land of Narnia in the final volume of the classic children's fantasy series.
    • Books by C. S. Lewis - Bibliography and List of Works 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.biblio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But he laid his right hand upon me, saying, `Fear not, Iam the first and the last, and the living one; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
    • Texts on the End Times 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    .In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.
  • ...^ That which I greatly feared had at last come upon me. In...1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.

    ^ In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England."
    • VQR » C.S. Lewis and His Critics 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.vqronline.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C. S. Lewis - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    in such a matter he would never have been guided by his first thoughts .(which would probably have been right) nor even by his twenty-first (which would have at least been explicable).^ Miss Hardcastle is probably right in maintaining that torture would soon induce Studdock to give up his wife's address.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He had even calculated what changes the terror of the victim would probably make in his blood pressure; the artificial blood-stream would be arranged accordingly, so as to take over its work with the least possible breach of continuity.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It would probably be wise first to find a place to publish your essay (or whatever).
    • LEWISIANA: Mary Midgley on C. S. Lewis 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC www.lewisiana.nl [Source type: Original source]

    .Beyond doubt he would have prolonged deliberation till his hundred-and-first; and they would be infallibly and invincibly wrong.^ Beyond doubt he would have prolonged deliberation till his hundred-and-first; and they would be infallibly and invincibly wrong.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They are the 'awful set' He goes about with - and of course the Pharisees say still, as they said from the first, 'if there were anything in Christianity those people would not be Christians.'
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Beyond all possibility of doubt you would say "Here at last is the thing I was made for".
    • BBC - Religions - Christianity: C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    This is what always happens to the deliberations of a simple man who thinks he is a subtle one.
Nothing is yet in its true form.

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold (1956)

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  • Nothing is yet in its true form.
  • I have always — at least, ever since I can remember — had a kind of longing for death."^ "Nothing is yet in its true form."
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C.S. Lewis Quote Page 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.comnett.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nothing is yet in its true form.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have always — at least, ever since I can remember — had a kind of longing for death."
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Psyche
  • "Ah, Psyche," I said, "have I made you so little happy as that?"^ "Do you know," said Miss Hardcastle at last, "you're rather a pretty little thing in your way."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "If you like," said Jane, a little sulkily, but only a very little.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ MacPhee made a little stamp of impatience and said something which was drowned first by Ransorn's laughter, and then by a great clap of wind which shook the window as if it would blow it in.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Orual
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The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from...
  • "No, no no," she said.^ Psyche The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country, the place where I ought to have been born.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "It was when I was happiest that I longed most...The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing...to find the place where all the beauty came from."
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Orual The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from...
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ."You don't understand.^ "You don't understand.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "What I can't understand, Wither," said Fairy Hardcastle, "is why you don't let me try my hand on the young pup.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I don't hold his views, Mrs. Studdock, you understand, but I work on the same principles.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    Not that kind of longing. .It was when I was happiest that I longed most.^ "It was when I was happiest that I longed most...The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing...to find the place where all the beauty came from."
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C.S. Lewis Quote Page 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.comnett.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was when I was happiest that I longed most.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It was on happy days when we were up there on the hills, the three of us, with the wind and the sunshine … where you couldn't see Glome or the palace.^ You see Mark couldn't stand it.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can come out and see us.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Over there by the window, do you see?"
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    Do you remember? .The colour and the smell, and looking at the Grey Mountain in the distance?^ The colour and the smell, and looking at the Grey Mountain in the distance?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And because it was so beautiful, it set me longing, always longing.^ And because it was so beautiful, it set me longing, always longing.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Somewhere else there must be more of it.^ Somewhere else there must be more of it.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Everything seemed to be saying, Psyche come!^ If everything seems to come simply by signing cheques, you may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It seems to me extraordinary that everything should hang on what Mark says about something he doesn't understand."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But I couldn't (not yet) come and I didn't know where I was to come to.^ But I couldn't (not yet) come and I didn't know where I was to come to.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I could come up and look at your materials this afternoon - at least as far as I know, for I haven't yet really found out what I'm supposed to be doing."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    It almost hurt me. .I felt like a bird in a cage when the other birds of its kind are flying home.^ I felt like a bird in a cage when the other birds of its kind are flying home.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people."
    • C.S. Lewis Quotes: The C.S. Lewis Society of California 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lewissociety.org [Source type: Original source]
    • C.S. Lewis Quote Page 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.comnett.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The fear which Dimble had felt from the first began to trickle into the minds of the others as they proceeded - like water coming into a ship from a slow leak.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Psyche
  • The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing?^ "You think there are things like that?"
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Psyche The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country, the place where I ought to have been born.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    The longing for home? .For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.^ For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now that I find it's something more like a political conspiracy, I shall go home.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But now that it's so very nearly time for me to go, all this begins to feel like a dream.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Psyche
  • "'Are the gods not just?'^ Psyche "'Are the gods not just?'
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .'Oh no, child.^ 'Oh no, child.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .What would become of us if they were?'"^ What would become of us if they were?'"
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Too many people would become suspicious, otherwise, sensing that they are being manipulated.
    • Texts on the End Times 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As long as you are with us, Scotland Yard would, I feel, see the inconvenience of trying to act unless they had a very clear case in-deed.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Orual & The Fox
  • Die before you Die.^ Orual & The Fox Die before you Die.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .There is no chance after.
  • "And yet, it was not, not now, she that really counted.^ There is no security for anyone now.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is a bit ironic, since Lewis seems to have had the opinion at one point that there were practically no "real Jews" (i.e., practicing Jews who believed in the supernatural, the Torah, etc.
    • C.S, Lewis' stepson, David Gresham - Catholic Answers Forums 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC forums.catholic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ About one, about there seeming to be (now) no reason for loving it, I'm not at all bothered.

    .Or if she counted (and, oh, gloriously she did) it was for another’s sake.^ Or if she counted (and, oh, gloriously she did) it was for another’s sake.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The earth and stars and sun, all that was or will be, existed for his sake.^ The earth and stars and sun, all that was or will be, existed for his sake.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All the backstage realities’ exist only for its sake and are valuable only in so far as they promote it.” 21 .
    • C. S. Lewis and the Materialist Menace: Newsroom: The Independent Institute 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.independent.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then of the sun's dying, the Earth gripped, suffocated, in airless cold, the black sky lit only with stars.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    And he was coming. .The most dreadful, the most beautiful, the only dread and beauty there is, was coming.^ The most dreadful, the most beautiful, the only dread and beauty there is, was coming.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The pillars on the far side of the pool flushed with his approach.^ The pillars on the far side of the pool flushed with his approach.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I cast down my eyes."^ I cast down my eyes."
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I think," said MacPhee, "I'll away down to my office and cast some accounts.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If I hadn't been so angry, I'd have sat down and cried my eyes out.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Orual

The Four Loves (1960)

.
To love at all is to be vulnerable...
^ To love at all is to be vulnerable...
  • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ To love at all is to be vulnerable.
  • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation.
  • To love at all is to be vulnerable.^ The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To love at all is to be vulnerable.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To love at all is to be vulnerable...
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken.
    If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal.^ If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Then you must show your hand.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Sure you got everything you want?"
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness.^ Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I know all your little games."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You'll meet all the important people there and it'll give you a chance to make up your mind."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change.^ But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.^ It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation.^ The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.
.
The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, "What?
^ The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, "What?
  • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ People wearing togas and talking a Celticised Latin — something that would sound to us rather like Spanish: and fully Christian.
  • That Hideous Strength, Space Trilogy Series, C. S. Lewis, Book - Barnes & Noble 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC btobsearch.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The widely opened mouth looked all at once like the mouth of some enraged animal: what had been the senile vagueness of the eyes became an absence of all specifically human expression.
  • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

You too? .I thought I was the only one.
  • Need-love cries to God from our poverty; Gift-love longs to serve, or even to suffer for, God; Appreciative love says: "We give thanks to thee for thy great glory."^ "I give you great thanks.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I thought I was the only one.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I thought I was the only one."
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Need-love says of a woman "I cannot live without her"; Gift-love longs to give her happiness, comfort, protection — if possible, wealth; Appreciative love gazes and holds its breath and is silent, rejoices that such a wonder should exist even if not for him, will not be wholly dejected by losing her, would rather have it so than never to have seen her at all.
  • Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...^ 'One should never strike a woman; not even with a flower.'
    • Illustrations of the Tao 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Need-love says of a woman "I cannot live without her"; Gift-love longs to give her happiness, comfort, protection — if possible, wealth; Appreciative love gazes and holds its breath and is silent, rejoices that such a wonder should exist even if not for him, will not be wholly dejected by losing her, would rather have it so than never to have seen her at all.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I never seen anything like it.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
  • Friendship arises out of mere companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden).^ Robbins believes some interesting things.
    • AVLUX Forum - View topic - C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forum.avlux.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Friendship arises out of mere companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden).
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, "What?^ The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, "What?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People wearing togas and talking a Celticised Latin — something that would sound to us rather like Spanish: and fully Christian.
    • That Hideous Strength, Space Trilogy Series, C. S. Lewis, Book - Barnes & Noble 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC btobsearch.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The widely opened mouth looked all at once like the mouth of some enraged animal: what had been the senile vagueness of the eyes became an absence of all specifically human expression.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    You too? .I thought I was the only one."
  • All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
    • "Charity"
  • If we cannot "practice the presence of God," it is something to practice the absence of God, to become increasingly aware of our unawareness till we feel like man who should stand beside a great cataract and hear no noise, or like a man in a story who looks in a mirror and finds no face there, or a man in a dream who stretches his hand to visible objects and gets no sensation of touch.^ The man whimpered, covering his face with his hands.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After all, ami, there is no doubt that the Irish are the only people...
    • Books by C. S. Lewis - Bibliography and List of Works 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.biblio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • C. S. Lewis - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    .To know that one is dreaming is to no longer be perfectly asleep.^ To know that one is dreaming is to no longer be perfectly asleep.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People mistake dreams for visions: no one ever mistook a vision for a dream.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But there was no response; and looking round for the first time, he saw that MacPhee had sat down in the one chair which the scullery contained and was fast asleep.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Bur for news of the fully waking world you must go to my betters.^ But you must always go back.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "You and Cecil had better both go.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bur for news of the fully waking world you must go to my betters.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • "Charity"

A Grief Observed (1961)

.
  • Her absence is no more emphatic in those places than anywhere else.^ "Well, no more than anyone else.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Her absence is no more emphatic in those places than anywhere else.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He was no more like a human egoist than he was like a human altruist.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    It's not local at all. .I suppose if one were forbidden all salt one wouldn't notice it much more in any one food more than another.^ I suppose if one were forbidden all salt one wouldn't notice it much more in any one food more than another.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But of course He is something much more than that.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then there's never more than one.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    eating in general would be different, every day, at every meal. It is like that. .The act of living is different all through.^ The act of living is different all through.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This interview goes through all aspects of this research, it connects dots in various different fields like MK-ULTRA and satanic ritual abuse.
    • Nowhere To Run with Chris White 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC conspiracyclothes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.
  • But perhaps I lack the gift.^ But perhaps I lack the gift.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I see I've described her as being like a sword.^ I see I've described her as being like a sword.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'd like to see Glossop or any of that lot face the sort of day's work I've had today.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .That's true as far as it goes.^ That's true as far as it goes.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But utterly inadequate by itself, and misleading.^ But utterly inadequate by itself, and misleading.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I ought to have said 'But also like a garden.^ I ought to have said 'But also like a garden.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Freud said we liked gardens because they were symbols of the female body.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    Like a nest of gardens, wall within wall, hedge within hedge, more secret, more full of fragrant and fertile life, the further you explore.'
And then, of her, and every created thing I praise, I should say 'in some way, in its unique way, like Him who made it.'
.Thus up from the garden to the Gardener, from the sword to the Smith.^ Thus up from the garden to the Gardener, from the sword to the Smith.
  • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

to the life-giving .Life and the Beauty that makes beautiful.^ Life and the Beauty that makes beautiful.
  • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.
  • I want to have her back as an ingredient in the restoration of my past.^ I want to have her back as an ingredient in the restoration of my past.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why is it that one can never think of the past without wanting to go back?

    .Could I have wished her anything worse?^ Could I have wished her anything worse?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Having got once through death, to come back and then, at some later date, have all her dying to do all over again?^ "Perhaps I'd better come back later?"
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Instantly all these thoughts vanished; mere physical terror of death, drying the throat, rushed back upon him.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But he also knows that all his real knowledge of God comes through Christ, the Man who was God - that Christ is standing beside him, helping him to pray, praying for him.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    They call Stephen the first martyr. Hadn't Lazarus the rawer deal?
  • Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? .Quite easily, I should think.^ Quite easily, I should think.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
    How many hours are there in a mile?^ How many hours are there in a mile?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How if Mark were not there after all?
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Is yellow square or round?^ Is yellow square or round?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Probably half the questions we ask-half our great theological and metaphysical problems-are like that.
  • And then one babbles-'if only I could bear it, or the worst of it, or any of it, instead of her.'^ Probably half the questions we ask-half our great theological and metaphysical problems-are like that.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Of course we cannot fully conceive a Being like that: just as, if we were so made that we perceived only two dimensions in space we could never properly imagine a cube.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In all these Western parts of the world there was only one man who had lived in those days and could still be recalled.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But one can't tell how serious that bid is, for nothing is staked on it.^ But one can't tell how serious that bid is, for nothing is staked on it.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If it suddenly became a real possibility, then, for the first time, we should discover how seriously we had meant it.^ If it suddenly became a real possibility, then, for the first time, we should discover how seriously we had meant it.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For the first time we saw a real man.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Wouldn't you then first discover how much you really trusted it?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    But is it ever allowed?
.It was allowed to One, we are told, and I find I can now believe again, that He has done vicariously whatever can be done.^ It was allowed to One, we are told, and I find I can now believe again, that He has done vicariously whatever can be done.
  • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Whatever you could find elsewhere you could find better in one of these.
  • C. S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.greatcom.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you don't find one, be back here in ten minutes whatever happens.
  • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

.He replies to our babble, 'you cannot and dare not.^ He replies to our babble, 'you cannot and dare not.
  • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Some people seem to think this means 'Unless you are perfect, I will not help you'; and as we cannot be perfect, then, if He meant that, our position is hopeless.
  • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

I could and dared.'
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  • I need Christ, not something that resembles Him.
  • But then again of course I know perfectly well that He can't be used as a road.^ You need to humour him, you know.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I need Christ, not something that resembles Him.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But then again of course I know perfectly well that He can't be used as a road.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    If you're approaching Him not as the goal but as a road, not as the end but as a means, you're not really approaching Him at all.
.
It is hard to have patience with people who say 'There is no death' or 'Death doesn't matter.'
^ It is hard to have patience with people who say 'There is no death' or 'Death doesn't matter.'
  • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There are people who have never died.
  • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitors stead, the table would crack and death itself would start working backwards.
  • The Spirit of Things: 14 May  2006  - Supposing God was a Lion: C.S.Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

There is death. And whatever is matters. .And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible.
  • You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.^ Wouldn't you then first discover how much you really trusted it?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "How much do you know about her family, Studdock?"
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But I know (what matters much more) the kind of confidence I have in you.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It is easy to you believe a rope to be strong and sound as long as you are merely using it to cord a box.^ It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong and sound as long as you are merely using it to [tie] a box.
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For a long time I used to think this a silly, straw-splitting distinction: how could you hate what a man did and not hate the man?
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sometimes it sounds funny and sometimes it sounds merely unpleasant; but however it sounds, I believe we can learn something very important from listening to the kind of things they say.

    .But suppose that you had to hang by that rope over a precipice.^ But suppose that you had to hang by that rope over a precipice.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice.
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Wouldn't you then first discover how much you really trusted it?^ Wouldnt you then first discover how much you really trusted it?
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Wouldn't you then first discover how much you really trusted it?
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "And how," said Grace with much emphasis, "how should you expect to be there on more than one such occasion?
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ... .Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief.
  • It is hard to have patience with people who say 'There is no death' or 'Death doesn't matter.'^ After all, ami, there is no doubt that the Irish are the only people...
    • Books by C. S. Lewis - Bibliography and List of Works 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.biblio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It is hard to have patience with people who say 'There is no death' or 'Death doesn't matter.'
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are no real personalities anywhere else.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible.
    You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.

Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer (1963)

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  • It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
  • What seem our worst prayers may really be, in God's eyes, our best.^ What seem our worst prayers may really be, in God's eyes, our best.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Individuals are not really separate from God any more than from one another.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Those, I mean, which are least supported by devotional feeling.^ Those, I mean, which are least supported by devotional feeling.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hence Equality of Opportunity in practice means ruthless competition during those very years which, I can't help feeling, nature meant to be free and frolicsome.

    .For these may come from a deeper level than feeling.^ For these may come from a deeper level than feeling.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One reason Church members may feel he has been quoted more by General Authorities than is substantiated may be because of their own familiarity.
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    God sometimes seems to speak to us most intimately when he catches us, as it were, off our guard.
The Value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity.

Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

A review of J. R. R. Tolkien's famous work in On Stories and Other Essays on Literature (1982) edited by Walter Hooper
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  • 'But why,' (some ask), 'why, if you have a serious comment to make on the real life of men, must you do it by talking about a phantasmagoric never-never land of your own?'^ (I must ask you not to interrupt me, please.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Then you must show your hand.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "What on earth are you talking about?"
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Because, I take it, one of the main things the author wants to say is that the real life of men is of that mythical and heroic quality. One can see the principle at work in his characterization.^ That's one of the things you're wanted for."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That is the one thing we must not say.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Appreciating C.S. Lewis - The Cumberland River Lamp Post - Lewis Articles & Sermons, Lewis Internet Sightings, Other Lewis Related Resources 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Cumberland River Lamp Post - An Appreciation Of C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.crlamppost.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because, I take it, one of the main things the author wants to say is that the real life of men is of that mythical and heroic quality.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Much that in a realistic work would be done by 'character delineation' is here done simply by making the character an elf, a dwarf, or a hobbit.^ Much that in a realistic work would be done by 'character delineation' is here done simply by making the character an elf, a dwarf, or a hobbit.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Maggs seems to make herself very much at home here."
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And of course Douglas Gresham, there was his stepsons involvement in the making of the film, was very much a guarantee that that would be the case.
    • The Spirit of Things: 14 May  2006  - Supposing God was a Lion: C.S.Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    .The imagined beings have their insides on the outside; they are visible souls.^ The imagined beings have their insides on the outside; they are visible souls.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Clothes were piled on a chair inside the room so carelcssly that they lay over the sill: the sleeve of a shirt - Mark's shirt-even hung over down the outside wall.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And man as a whole, Man pitted against the universe, have we seen him at all till we see that he is like a hero in a fairy tale?
    • p.^ Of course it all depends on what a man likes."
      • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And man as a whole, Man pitted against the universe, have we seen him at all till we see that he is like a hero in a fairy tale?
      • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But you see that obedience and rule are more like a dance than a drill - specially between man and woman where the roles are always changing."
      • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

      .89
  • The Value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity.
    • p.^ For it's all true, you know.
      • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Equality is not the deepest thing, you know."
      • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Home Side, and all that, you know!
      • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

      .90
  • We do not retreat from reality, we rediscover it. As long as the story lingers in our mind, the real things are more themselves...^ And one more thing on the subject of Bella… Edward can’t read Bella’s mind because she doesn’t HAVE one.
    • C.S. Lewis book Totally Looks Like Twilight book - Totally Looks Like... Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes 1 February 2010 7:34 UTC totallylookslike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You will find several things going on in your mind which would not be going on there if you were really a son of God.
    • Trinity Help From C.S. Lewis 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These stories gave him a sense of deep joy and longing for things strange and remote.

    By dipping them in myth we see them more clearly.

Misattributed

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  • The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn.^ The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A huge bear, rising to its hind legs as he came in sight of it had met him in the doorway - its mouth open, its eyes flaming, its forepaws spread out as if for an embrace.
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis : Arthur's Classic Novels 15 September 2009 3:47 UTC arthursclassicnovels.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It sounds as if you suppose that argument was the way to keep him out of the enemy's clutches.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Martin Luther, quoted at the beginning of The Screwtape Letters
  • The devil...the prowde spirit...cannot endure to be mocked.^ Thomas More , quoted at the beginning of The Screwtape Letters .
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Martin Luther , quoted at the beginning of The Screwtape Letters The devil...the prowde spirit...cannot endure to be mocked.
    • C. S. Lewis - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Screwtape Letters/Marvel Comics by C. S. Lewis ( 1994) Letters from an imaginary devil's advocate to his nephew, which originally appeared in the "Guardian" during World War II. .
    • Books by C. S. Lewis - Bibliography and List of Works 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.biblio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Thomas More, quoted at the beginning of The Screwtape Letters

Notes and references

  1. Google book search on Epichaerecacia
  2. Lewis, C.S.: "Out of the Silent Planet", page 73. Macmillian Publishing Co., 1965
  3. Lewis, C.S.: "Out of the Silent Planet", page 76. Macmillan Publishing Co., 2003

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Clive Staples Lewis (November 29 1898 – November 22 1963), usually called C.S. Lewis, was a British scholar who wrote about 40 books.[1] He was born in Belfast, Ireland.[2] He is famous for his fantasy works, essays, and writings on literature and theology. Lewis' theological works are usually apologetics, the defence of Christianity. Some of his most popular Christian writings were Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters. His works have been translated into more than 30 languages.

In 1956, he married Joy Gresham, an American writer. She was 17 years younger than him, and died four years later because of cancer.

He is loved throughout the world for his writing, and many of his books were made into movies. His most famous and popular fantasy work is The Chronicles of Narnia, which was a series of seven books.

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  1. "C.S. Lewis (British author)". britannica.com. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/338121/C-S-Lewis. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  2. J. A. W. Bennett, "Lewis, Clive Staples (1898–1963)", rev. Emma Plaskitt, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2010.

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