Tag Archives: The Lion

Peruse Some More Old Books with C. S. Lewis: Guest Post by Dale Nelson

I want to welcome back Prof. Dale Nelson. Dale has written for us before (see here and here and here), and he is following up his great Peruse Some Old Books With C.S. Lewis post with some more! Drawing on … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Write Bad Book Reviews

Though I do not review every book that I read, I do like to highlight a few. In particular, I like to draw attention to books that readers of A Pilgrim in Narnia—in particular, students of C.S. Lewis and the … Continue reading

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A Cheeky Poem about Talking Beasts by C.S. Lewis

The casual reader of C.S. Lewis might be surprised to know that much of his published poetry found its way into Punch, a British weekly that was known for its spicy humour and saucy cartoons. Part of the reason Lewis subscribed … Continue reading

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The Fictional Universe of Narnia

I am editing a paper Mythcon in August in Norton, MA. I am quite excited to be presenting some of my work on The Screwtape Letters and the Ransom Cycle. It is an unusual audience, a mix of scholars and … 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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Lessons from Childhood Reading, Or Living Life Like Melinda Mae

I always have the temptation, perhaps, to look back a little too fondly at my childhood. I remember especially those sunny summer days on the farm: our backyard was the universe, an adventure waiting every time I left the breakfast … Continue reading

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A Prophecy After it Happened; Or, How Children Shape the Future

While reading The Magician’s Nephew to my son, I blogged a couple of weeks ago about how “What We Believe is What We Become.” I don’t believe it is an absolute rule of human life–all of us change paths from … Continue reading

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