Tag Archives: Spiritual Autobiography

The Tolkien Letters that Changed C.S. Lewis’ Life (On Tolkien’s Birthday)

Today is J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. Born on January 3, 1892, he would be 127 today if he had been a longliver or immortal. To celebrate the occasion I decided to reblog my most popular Tolkien post. Tolkien’s work has made many … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’ Accidental Autobiography: An Update

C.S. Lewis tried a number of times to write his spiritual autobiography. When in 1930 he had come to a philosophical belief in God, but was not yet a Christian, he gave a start to the story. It has finally … Continue reading

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The Hound of Heaven, Cat and Mouse: Stories of Conversion

When I was young, I had no idea that there was such a terrifying concept as an all-loving, ever-pervasive God who sought not intellectual precision or ritualistic elegance or even sheer human kindness, but who sought the elusive self-honesty that … Continue reading

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“Locking Horns With C.S. Lewis” by Antony Flew

In There is a God (2007), Antony Flew tells the story of his philosophical conversion from atheism to deism, and finally to theism. Flew became famous as an atheist with this little paper, “Theology and Falsification” (1950), where he argued that … Continue reading

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The Tolkien Letters that Changed C.S. Lewis’ Life

This actually happened three times, though we don’t have most of the letters that J.R.R. Tolkien sent to his friend C.S. Lewis over the years. The first letters that changed Lewis’ life were more than letters. Throughout the 1920s Lewis … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’ Accidental Autobiography

Lewis tried a number of times to write his spiritual autobiography. When in 1930 he had come to a philosophical belief in God, but was not yet a Christian, he gave a start to the story. It has finally been … Continue reading

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“Exegesis of the Soul” A Reflective Response to Frederick Buechner’s Memoirs

C.S. Lewis was part of a WWII-era literary group called the Inklings that included authors like J.R.R. Tolkien,  Charles Williams, and Roger Lancelyn Green. Among those that I might consider “Honourary Inklings,” Frederick Buechner has, for me, pride of place. … Continue reading

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