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Actor Max McLean Discusses His New C.S. Lewis Film “The Most Reluctant Convert”

Actor Max McLean discusses his new film about the life of C. S. Lewis, "The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis," with Discovery Institute Vice President John West, editor of the book "The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society." Read More ›

That Hideous Strength

Famed Anglo-Irish writer C.S. Lewis issued a prophetic warning against the dangers of the abuse of science in his novel That Hideous Strength. Learn about the relevance of Lewis's novel for today in this video commemorating its 75th anniversary (the novel was published originally on August 16, 1945). Read More ›

C.S. Lewis and Evolution

“C.S. Lewis and Evolution” is the second of three short documentaries inspired by the book The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. It examines the evolution of Lewis’s views on orthodox Darwinian theory from his time as a college undergraduate to his death in 1963.

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The Magician’s Twin

Beloved for his Narnian tales for children and his books of Christian apologetics for adults, best-selling author C.S. Lewis also was a prophetic critic of the growing power of scientism in modern society, the misguided effort to apply science to areas outside its proper bounds. In this wide-ranging book of essays edited by John G. West, contemporary writers probe Lewis’s Read More ›

All or Nothing

By 2000 it was reasonable to assume that no further Lewis essays were going to surface. But Perry Bramlett has now discovered a brief essay that apparently no other Lewis experts have heard of. In 1944 this five-paragraph evangelistic piece was published in a 128-page collection of Christian essays. Lewis’s “All or Nothing” is one of thirty-two essays there, half Read More ›

Two of Three Lewis Poems in New Book are Altered

Of all Lewis’s poems there were to choose from for the collection MagdalenPoets, published in 2000 by Magdalen College, Oxford, one of the three that editor Robert MacFarlane selected by Lewis is “After Prayers, Lie Cold.” “Arise My Body” appeared in 1944 in Fear No More. In 1964 Walter Hooper published it as “After Prayers, Lie Cold,” with changes in Read More ›

How Meilaender Counts

by Perry Bramlett Things That Count: Essays Moral and Theological by Gilbert Meilaender (ISI Books, 394 pp, hc, $24.95) This book contains one chapter titled “C. S. Lewis and a Theology of the Everyday”, and two chapters which are reviews of books written about Lewis: “Psychoanalyzing C. S. Lewis” (the Wilson biography), and “C. S. Lewis Reconsidered” (J. Beversluis’ C. Read More ›

A New Discovery: C. S. Lewis Praises Adam

In addition to discovering an unknown C. S. Lewis essay in 2000, Perry Bramlett has also discovered an unknown Lewis commendation of a book published in 1961. (Neither the essay nor the book blurb is in Walter Hooper’s Lewis bibliography. ) That book is Adam by David Bolt (The John Day Company). I think it is splendid. This book does Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 86, Autumn 2000 From the Mailbag

I always enjoy reading your Lewis newsletter. It is interesting that so many want to “claim” Lewis. The information about the Japanese fascination with CSL was especially intriguing — perhaps in part because of the Japanese edge to our life (i.e., Seiji Ozawa, our daughter Elizabeth’s boss). Joan Ostling, Ridgewood, NJ Master as Mugger: This fits what I was told Read More ›

Douglas Gresham Video

by Perry Bramlett, Louisville, KY The new Douglas Gresham video is out, cost $19.95, Vision Video (Gateway Films, web site www.gatewayfilms.com), Box 540, Worcester, PA 9490, 1-800-523-0226… Running time is about 45 minutes, filmed at DG’s home in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Rathvinden House… Front of video cover: The Christian Catalyst Collection from the 20th century, picture of DG on front, Read More ›