He became an atheist at age 15, though he later described his young self as being paradoxically "angry with God for not existing". Not a Tame Lion: You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen [College, Oxford], night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet.
Tolkienwhom he seems to have met for the first time on 11 Mayand the book The Everlasting Man by G. The Taste of the Pineapple: A Study in Proto-Ecumenism.
University of Missouri Press, Tolkien about these trends. The first book, Out of the Silent Planetwas apparently written following a conversation with his friend J. The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularized on stage, TV, radio, and cinema.
The Longing for a Form: Return to Christianity Lewis was raised in a religious family that attended the Church of Ireland. Life, Works, and Legacy. Lewis  In later life, Lewis corresponded with Joy Davidman Greshaman American writer of Jewish background, a former C.s.
lewis short essays, and a convert from atheism to Christianity. An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literatureis a summary of the medieval world view, a reference to the "discarded image" of the cosmos. Kent State University Press, I have made up the quarrel since; but at that moment I conceived a hatred for England which took many years to heal.
A Pictorial Biography of C. Eerdmans Pub Co, Reprint edition Here begins the new life. Edwards, A Rhetoric of Reading: Moore throughout his life, saying to his friend George Sayer, "She was generous and taught me to be generous, too.
Lewis stayed in Durham, where he says he was overwhelmed by the magnificence of the cathedral. The result is a highly readable and remarkably early primer on developing and enjoying fictional universes. Paddy had earlier introduced Lewis to his mother, Jane King Moore, and a friendship quickly sprang up between Lewis, who was eighteen when they met, and Jane, who was forty-five.
Finally he notes that sometimes differences in moral codes are exaggerated by people who confuse differences in beliefs about morality with differences in beliefs about facts: This work deliberately echoes two other more famous works with a similar theme: Lewis at the BBC: Both authors served on the English faculty at Oxford University, and both were active in the informal Oxford literary group known as the "Inklings".
We know, too, that they did not share the same bedroom. Lewis vigorously resisted conversion, noting that he was brought into Christianity like a prodigal, "kicking, struggling, resentful, and darting his eyes in every direction for a chance to escape".
But what was worst was the English landscape Asked by Lloyd-Jones when he would write another book, Lewis replied, "When I understand the meaning of prayer.
His Christian apologetics are read and quoted by members of many Christian denominations.Essay Collection: Literature, Philosophy and Short Stories () Essay Collection: Faith, Christianity and the Church () Collected Letters, Vol.
The Taste of the Pineapple: Essays on C. S. Lewis as Reader, Critic, and Imaginative Writer. The official website for C. S. Lewis. Browse a complete collection of his books, sign up for a monthly enewsletter, find additional resources, and more.
[Edited by Lesley Walmsley] [Read by Ralph Cosham] This is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C. S.
Lewis that have been brought together in one volume for the first time/5(14). C. S. Lewis’s essays, short stories. and other short prose writings. FERN-SEED AND ELEPHANTS and other essays on Christianity, London THE DARK TOWER and other stories, London GOD IN THE DOCK, Essays on Theology, London THE WEIGHT OF GLORY and other addresses, New York On 15 AprilLewis was wounded and two of his colleagues were killed by a British shell falling short of its target.
[page needed] He suffered from depression and homesickness during his convalescence and, upon his Essays on C. S. Lewis as Reader, Critic. Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories by.
C.S. Lewis This collection is divided into essays and short stories by C.S. Lewis having to do primarily with fantasy, fairy tales and science fiction. The essays are classic C.S. Lewis, chock full of thoughts that made me stop and read them twice, stop to think about, stop to marvel over.