Tag Archives: Digory Kirke

A Poetic Tribute to The Great Knock

In an October 2012 blog, “A Tribute to a Mentor,” I told the story of C.S. Lewis’ great teacher, William Kirkpatrick. He was called “The Great Knock” by the Lewis family, and he absolutely transformed C.S. Lewis’ way of thinking. … Continue reading

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A Tribute to a Mentor

No one was more formative to the thinking of the young C.S. Lewis than William Thompson Kirkpatrick. Lovingly dubbed “The Great Knock” by the Lewis family, Kirkpatrick absolutely transformed Lewis’ way of thinking and set him on his academic trajectory. … Continue reading

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What We Believe is What We Become, from The Magician’s Nephew

As far as I understand it, The Magician’s Nephew was the Narnia Chronicle C.S. Lewis struggled most to write. He began it after The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe became popular in 1949, but he didn’t finish it until 1954. … Continue reading

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