C. S. Lewis's Background
- CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963)
C. S. Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland, on November 29, 1898
at age fifteen, he became an atheist
On May 20, 1925, Lewis was appointed Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University, where he served for twenty-nine years until 1954.
During his time at Oxford, Lewis went from being an atheist to being one of the most influential Christian writers of the 20th century; 1931 marks the year of Lewis's conversion to Christianity. He became a member of the Church of England. Lewis cites his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien, as well as the writings of the converted G. K. Chesterton, as influencing his conversion.
Lewis was married late in life at age fifty-eight to Joy Davidman Gresham, an American writer fifteen years his junior. They married in 1956, two years after Lewis accepted the chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge, where he finished out his career.
world-acclaimed master of Christian apologetics
was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day.
After a four-year fight with bone cancer, Joy passed away in 1960. Lewis continued to care for her two sons, Douglas and David Gresham
His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim.
He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year.
C. S. Lewis's Ministry
C. S. Lewis Foundation
- Inspired by the life and legacy of C.S. Lewis, our mission is to advance the renewal of Christian thought and creative expression throughout the world of learning and the culture at large.
C.S. Lewis Institute
- Into the Wardrobe : a C. S. Lewis web site
C. S. Lewis's Resources
- Mere Christianity
The Screwtape Letters
The Chronicles of Narnia
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)
- Prince Caspian (1951)
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)
- The Silver Chair (1953)
- The Horse and His Boy (1954)
- The Magician's Nephew (1955)
- The Last Battle (1956
The Space Trilogy
- Out of the Silent Planet
- That Hiddeous Strength
The Four Loves
Other Books by Lewis
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- From Theism to Christianity - Documentary about C.S. Lewis' conversion.
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