But is it known well? In Defense of the Argument of Reason in Here at last was someone properly schooled in philosophy and evidently interested in the issue, taking the trouble to expound it for the general reader with special reference to the debate between Lewis and Anscombe.
Lewis — Also wrote under pseudonyms Clive Hamilton, N. Clerk, and Nat Whilk; full name Clive Staples Lewis English novelist, short story writer, nonfiction writer, essayist, children's writer, critic, and poet. Lewis Criticism and volumes 3 and 6. The prolific author of persuasive religious polemics, allegorical fiction, and literary criticism, C.
Lewis is considered among the most brilliant and influential Christian writers of the twentieth century. He is revered by religious thinkers, particularly in the United States, as a Christian apologist, lecturer, and essayist whose intelligence and provocative insight into the nature of divinity and human spirituality has won both the faith and devotion of legions of admirers.
While his science fiction and didactic novels, particularly The Pilgrim's RegressThe Screwtape Lettersand Till We Have Facesenjoyed popular and critical esteem, his classic fantasy series, "The Chronicles of Narnia," is widely regarded as a landmark in children's literature.
As a professor of literature Lewis also produced respected commentaries on medieval literature. His ability to write compelling narrative fiction and witty, accessible religious commentary caused his reputation to grow even after his death in After his mother died when Lewis was nine, he spent some unhappy years at boarding schools before becoming the private pupil of W.
Kirkpatrick, whom Lewis admired greatly and who exerted a profound influence on his intellectual development. He was wounded in and returned to Oxford in That year he published Spirits in Bondagepoetry written under the pseudonym Clive Hamilton.
Around this time he began an unusual association with Mrs. Moore, twenty-seven years his senior and the mother of an army friend killed in the war.
Lewis established a household with Mrs. Moore, her young daughter, and his older brother Warren at The Kilns, his house near Oxford. Moore continued to live with him until her death in Lewis taught philosophy and English literature at Oxford from untilwhen he left for a professorship in Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University.
At Oxford, Lewis was the first president of the Oxford Socratic Club, which served as a forum for debates on Christianity.
He also founded the Inklings, an informal literary group whose members included two friends, the writers J. Tolkien and Charles Williams. The defining event of Lewis's life and work was his conversion to Christianity in Until this period, Lewis had professed strictly atheist beliefs for most of his intellectual life, but he became convinced that his studies and personal experience led him incontrovertibly towards a belief in theism.
In his autobiography, Surprised by JoyLewis described his reluctant conversion: These programs, which were later published in Broadcast TalksThe Case for ChristianityChristian Behaviourand Mere Christianitymade Lewis famous in Britain as a Christian justifier and speaker.
His radio talks and the publication of The Screwtape Letters earned him great demand as a lecturer, writer, and debater for the rest of his life. His fame grew in the next decade when he published "The Chronicles of Narnia," a series of children's fantasy books. Lewis married Joy Davidman Gresham, an American writer, in What Lewis really did to Miracles.
A philosophical layman’s attempt to understand the Anscombe affair. Arend Smilde. Journal of Inklings Studies Vol.
1, No. 2, October , pp. original page numbers inserted in subscript between . Misc thoughts, memories, proto-essays, musings, etc. And on that dread day, the Ineffable One will summon the artificers and makers of graven images, and He will command them to give life to their creations, and failing, they and their creations will be dedicated to the flames.
CS Lewis: An unseen essay on truth and fiction Rescued from a fire at Lewis's home, 'Image and Imagination', examines how the most fanciful writing relies on the real. Read an extract.
Nonfiction. The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition (); Rehabilitations and other essays (; two essays not included in Essay Collection ); The Personal Heresy: A Controversy (with E.
M. W. Tillyard, ); The Problem of Pain (); The Case for Christianity (); A Preface to Paradise Lost (); Broadcast Talks .
This webpage is for Dr. Wheeler's literature students, and it offers introductory survey information concerning the literature of classical China, classical Rome, classical Greece, the Bible as Literature, medieval literature, Renaissance literature, and genre studies.
A D V E R T I S E M E N T. _____ The Author of this work, and of the discoveries which it relates, leaves it to his readers to decide whether he excels most as a navigator or a writer, and whether he amuses as much as he instructs.