Tag Archives: The Abolition of Man

“An ‘Easy to Read’ Modern Arthurian Epic” by Dale Nelson

Two years after his Arthurian novel, That Hideous Strength, was published, and a year before he was discussing Arthur’s multiple “disqualifications” to be a “hero” with Dorothy L. Sayers, Lewis did not allow the complexities of his thoughts about King … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’ Christmas Sermon for Pagans (Friday Feature)

I have spoken often enough of literary Providence: from time to time the book we really need falls from the shelf, lands in our mailbox, or gets handed to us by a friend (or enemy) at the very best time. … Continue reading

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The Secret C.S. Lewis Giveaway by Damon Moore

Motivational blogger Damon Moore is having a C.S. Lewis Giveaway. This includes: Mere Christianity The Screwtape Letters The Great Divorce The Problem of Pain Miracles A Grief Observed The Abolition of Man The Four Loves Some digital resources including Spirits in … Continue reading

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The Words C.S. Lewis Made Up: Charientocracy

C.S. Lewis was an acclaimed children’s writer, setting the stage for generations of children’s books that speak in a new way to kids and adults with curious minds. Behind this children’s work was C.S. Lewis’ experience as a teacher of English literature, a … Continue reading

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“Integrity” and “Research”: Two Evils of the University According to C.S. Lewis

  In his mid-50s, after a devoting more than 35 years to Oxford as a student and teacher, C.S. Lewis moved to the “other university”: Cambridge. A year or so after taking his Chair, he wrote for The Cambridge Review, … Continue reading

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“Men Without Chests”: A C.S. Lewis Doodle

This is the 70th anniversary of the publication of C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength. While it remains an obscure book, it is an important dystopia from the WWII-era. In fact, it dropped the same week as Animal Farm by George Orwell. Over the next couple … Continue reading

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Simon Vance’s Reading of “The Great Divorce” (an Audiobook Review)

I am, I admit, a fan of audiobooks. I always have a book in my ear, whether I’m walking to work or hiking across campus or doing odd jobs at home. I alternate between a professional book, a lecture series … Continue reading

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