C.S. Lewis

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Seeing Hell through the Reason and Imagination of C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis reluctantly addressed the subject in his writings. In The Problem of Pain he admitted that there is no Christian doctrine that he'd rather remove more than the doctrine of Hell. Read More ›
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Richard Baxter and the Origin of “Mere Christianity”

"Mere Christianity" was the term C. S. Lewis employed to describe essential Christianity — those core Christian beliefs held through the ages by Catholics and Protestants alike. What most people don't realize is that Lewis adapted this term from an author who wrote more than three hundred years ago. The author's name was Richard Baxter, and his writings on the "essentials" of Christianity provide a useful background to the views articulated by Lewis. Read More ›

C. S. Lewis and the Materialist Menace

The following is edited from an address delivered on July 15, 1996 as part of the annual C. S. Lewis Institute at Seattle Pacific University. The author would like to thank Prof. Michael Macdonald for his encouragement and for inviting the author to present the lecture. During the summer of 1932, Oxford don C. S. Lewis traveled to Ireland to Read More ›

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How Hollywood Reinvented C. S. Lewis in the Film “Shadowlands”

It is understandable why the film “Shadowlands” (now available on videotape) won rave reviews from almost everybody. The acting is splendid, the script is literate, and the production design is first-rate. All things considered, the film is a wonderful piece of cinema and well worth seeing. For those of us who never had the rare privilege of meeting C. S. Read More ›