The Lewis Legacy-Issue 85, Summer 2000 Notes and Quotes

Lewis’s view of Purgatory was similar to Dante’s. Kathryn Lindskoog writes: “The analogy that works best for me is arriving at a festive dinner party in dripping wet raincoat and muddy galoshes. Instead of joining the other guests in the reception room that way, we strip off our outer wraps in the vestibule and then join the party. How long Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 83, Winter 2000 Notes and Quotes

“[Lewis’s] real power was not of proof; it was depiction.” Austin Farrer, friend of C. S. Lewis “First be absolutely sure that you have identified the truth (and the Scriptures are the place to go to check) and then hold fast to it and insist on it, gently and with kindness.” Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis “A peculiar Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 82, Autumn 1999 Notes and Quotes

“… when I was commissioned by a publisher to write the life of C.S. Lewis, I thought ‘Oh, good, I am going to enjoy this very, very much.’ And I did enjoy it, but I found, in the course of writing that book, something had happened to me. I wouldn’t put it as strongly as to say that I had Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 81, Summer 1999 Notes and Quotes

“When Catholicism goes bad it becomes the world-old, world-wide religio of amulets and holy places and priest craft; Protestantism, in its corresponding decay, becomes a vague mist of ethical platitudes.” The Allegory of Love — a foretaste of Till We Have Faces? “I enjoyed myself greatly at Oxford, made friends, talked late into the night, and even worked sometimes, and Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 78, Autumn 1998 Notes and Quotes

“He has not the talent of saying what he has to say quickly; nor is he aware that brevity is in writing what charity is to all other virtues. Righteousness is worth nothing without the one, nor authorship without the other.” Sydney Smith (1771-1845) “Your letter finds me in the midst of exams and a complete reply is impossible now. Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 77, Summer 1998 Notes and Quotes

“At Wheaton College in Illinois, where they are rather stupid fundamentalists, they have made C. S. Lewis into a god. They think he gives intellectual support for their prejudices.” A. N. Wilson, as quoted in the Times of London at the time of the release of “Shadowlands” “Kathryn Lindskoog has provided a very readable and engaging introduction to Dante…. Her Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 76, Spring 1998 Notes and Quotes

“Much is made of Jack’s ‘Anglicanism’, indeed far more is made of it by others than was ever made of it by Jack. Jack was more and more a Mere Christian, and towards the end of his life was less Churchian than anyone I know. I think it is inevitable that as one grows closer to Christ (as Jack did) Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 69, Summer 1996 Notes and Quotes

I am not either attacking or defending Evolution. I believe that Christianity can still be believed, even if Evolution is true…. Many who have been or are being moved towards Christianity by my books would be deterred by finding that I was connected with anti-Darwinism…. I can’t help sharing a sort of glee with you about the explosion of poor Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 62, Autumn 1994 Notes & Quotes

“I have always loved fairy tales, and to this day read E. Nesbit and the Oz books, Andrew Lang and the Narnia books and Tolkien with more intensity than I read almost anything else.” Frederick Buechner, The Alphabet of Grace “False memories are more prevalent than we think and have become a major problem. False memories are a lot easier Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 61, Summer 1994 Notes and Quotes

I’m not recommending foolhardiness or bravado. I don’t think that’s what [the four rescuers of Reginal Denny during the Los Angeles riots] were engaged in. I think they were engaged in moral action and moral choice. This strikes me as especially notable in a time when there is so little bravery available for generous purposes and so much bungee-jumping type Read More ›