Monthly Archives: January 2012

Great Links: Allusions in “The Screwtape Letters” and Popular Authors on Lewis

Anyone with a bit of knowledge of English literature who picks up The Screwtape Letters knows that beneath the letters there is a wealth C.S. Lewis’ own reading. There are always echoes of the canon of literature in Lewis’ work, … Continue reading

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Antony Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest? A Personal Reflection on “There Is a God” and Apologetics

When it was announced in 2004 that key atheist thinker, Antony Flew, now believed in God, there was a flurry of traditional and new media attention among theological geeks and atheistic thinkers. Very quickly, an ad hominem attack arose—not as … Continue reading

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Impossible Beauty & Unfulfilled Desire: Screwtape’s Cover Girl Anti-Spirituality

As a bearded man, I am, of course, offended by Screwtape’s devices below. But this clever bit of demonic social programming shows the essentially culturally-bound reality of The Screwtape Letters, but also the universal critiques–in any age, drawing us to … Continue reading

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Screwtape on Pleasure and Distraction

The following excerpt from The Screwtape Letters is, I think, one of C.S. Lewis’ most sublime arguments. The senior demon, Screwtape, is trying to help his new tempting nephew, Wormwood, keep the new Christian sliding away from his faith. Within … Continue reading

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Another’s Grief Observed: C.S. Lewis In His Own Words

Some years ago I picked up C.S. Lewis’ A Grief Observed for the first time. I had recently seen Shadowlands with Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger, and I was curious about Lewis’ own version of the events. My instinctive distrust … Continue reading

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The Awkward Conversation in the Face of Death

Like so many others before me, I spent my teenage years working in a pizza joint after school and on weekends. We were not well off, so if I wanted the things that mattered to me in high school—a car, … Continue reading

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Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia by Terry Glaspey

Qoheleth reminds us that “of the writing of books there is no end” (Ecc 12:12)—a proverb no less true in the world of writings about C.S. Lewis. So it is with a little irony and low expectations that I picked … Continue reading

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