“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.
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 ›
In a news release from New York on 13 June 2000, United Media announced its licensing partnership with the recently formed C. S. Lewis Company. The partnership includes a worldwide licensing and merchandising program for a new series of books to be based on the world of Narnia and scheduled for release in the fall of 2002 from HarperCollins Children’s Read More ›
by Perry Bramlett In 1962 The Christian Century asked C. S. Lewis “What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?” His answer was this famous list: Phantastes by George MacDonald The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton The Aeneid by Virgil The Temple by George Herbert The Prelude by William Wordsworth The Idea of Read More ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›