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Enchanting Night Out in Narnia

Review of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre’s “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”by Charles SpenserDaily Telegraph, 3 December 1998 I have to confess I was dreading reviewing this show. I’m keenly aware that many people have a fierce passion for CS Lewis’s Narnia stories and regard any criticism of them as heresy. Unfortunately, I will never forget the feeling of Read More ›

Marchington Infuriates City

After just a year Marchington walks away with 4.5mby Anthony Lugg Pharmeceutical Marketing, 10 November 1998 The latest news about an early player in the Lewis industry suggests that in 1998 he and his brother reaped a fortune by financial hanky-panky in the biotech industry. …The biotechs continued to provide a mixed picture with a large number heading further south Read More ›

The False Anscombe Legend

“Surprised by Freud”by John BeversluisChristianity and Literature, Winter 1992A review of A. N. Wilson’s Lewis biography First, the Anscombe debate was by no means Lewis’s first exposure to a professional philosopher: he lived among them all his adult life, read the Greats, and even taught philosophy. Second, it is simply untrue that the post-Anscombe Lewis abandoned Christian apologetics. In 1960 Read More ›

Spinning the Kilns

In the latest edition of Stan Mattson’s fundraising brochure “Living the Legacy” he gives an update on the Kilns: C. S. LEWIS STUDY CENTRE The Foundation owns, and is in the process of restoring, “The Kilns,” C. S. Lewis’s long-time home in Oxford. Upon completion of the work of restoration in the summer of 1999, “The Kilns” will be dedicated Read More ›

Faculty Forum

“As part of its on-going effort to encourage the renewal of Christian thought and freedom of expression within the mainstream of contemporary society, the C. S. Lewis Foundation recognizes the strategic importance of supporting Christian professionals working within the world of higher education. “Through its faculty Forum, the Foundation seeks to network Christian scholars, writers and artists, challenging all to Read More ›

Life-Long Learning

“The Foundation recognizes the importance of engaging the church’s considerable human, spiritual and financial resources in support of Christian involvement throughout the culture at large. To this end, the Foundation is committed to providing educational resources and programming that are relevant to the average Christian lay person desiring to engage the culture in ways that are faithful, constructive and effective. Read More ›

The Passing of a Friend

Linette Martin was a resident of Oxford and a frequent visitor to the Bodleian. Her first book about Lewis traced his friendship with Sister Penelope. Although it was eagerly accepted by a major U. S. publisher, and royalties would have gone to the C. S. Lewis Pte. for permission to quote Lewis’s letters to Penelope, Lewis Pte. was offended by Read More ›

Hooper’s Telltale Letter

On 1 August 1963, while C. S. Lewis was hospitalized, Walter Hooper sent Roger Lancelyn Green a brief letter reporting on Lewis’s condition. That fateful letter was placed in the Bodleian Library by Green, and a researcher there recently discovered that it contains two crucially important sentences: Major Lewis is expected home in a fortnight. Until then I have been Read More ›

Rewriting History

According to Elaine Murray Stone’s article “Revisiting The Kilns” in The Living Church (15 November 1998), she heard Doug Gresham lecture at Oxbridge ’98. “After his mother, Joy, died of cancer, Douglas, then only 10, was raised by Lewis until his death in 1963.” (But when she died he was 14.) “Today Douglas is 50 years old, gray, balding, medium Read More ›

Bramlett’s Lewis Seminars: Seven Deflating Responses

1) In Virginia, at the end of a retreat, I was summing up with a little talk I give on “What CSL teaches us today.” In the middle of this serious summation, an old man interrupted with, “Did C S Lewis consummate his marriage?”! 2) Also in Virginia, a lady called up my friend Fred Lane and asked, “Is C Read More ›