The Lewis Legacy Issue 69

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 69, Summer 1996 Stop and Shop

Missionaries to the Skeptics: Christian Apologists for the Twentieth Century by John A Sims, Professor of Religion and History at Lee College (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1995). Paper, $22.95. “Seen here in the context of their personal stories, C. S. Lewis, E. J. Carnell, and Reinhold Niebuhr give a human face to the theological task and isolate the enduring Read More ›

Memories of C. S. Lewis and J. B. Phillips

By Dr. Cleaver Keenan285 Clear Lake DriveEspanola, Ontario P5E IN6CanadaE-mail address: Way back in the early fifties when I was a medical student in T.C.D. (Trinity College Dublin) I heard that C. S. Lewis was going to be the guest speaker at the Historical Society. I had a struggle with my conscience. You see the Hist was a ‘secular’ Read More ›

Links in a Golden Chain: C. S. Lewis, George Macdonald, and Sadhu Sundar Singh

For so the whole round earth is every wayBound by gold chains about the feet of God. Alfred Lord Tennyson George MacDonald’s spiritual influence upon C. S. Lewis is common knowledge, but until now Sadhu Sundar Singh’s influence upon C. S. Lewis has been overlooked.1 The earliest hint that Lewis was acquainted with the life of Sundar Singh appears in Read More ›

C. S. Lewis on Creation/Evolution by Walter R. Hearn

Dr. Hearn has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Rice University and a Ph. D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He has served on the biochemistry faculties of the medical schools of Yale and Baylor Universities and then of lowa State University. He now lives in Berkeley, California, and is on the editorial board of Perspectives on Science Read More ›

In the Footsteps of Hinton

Readers of Fakes, Frauds, and Other Malarkey (1993) may recall that on pp. 159-162 Lindskoog pointed to Martin A.C. Hinton as the likely perpetrator of the Piltdown Hoax, based on information in a 1990 article in New Scientist provided by George Gorniak. In 1981 New Scientist had published a series of articles by Leonard Harrison Matthews, who knew Hinton well Read More ›

In the Footsteps of Michelman

Music lovers were thrilled by a front page article in the Times of London on 15 December 1993, announcing the most sensational discovery of the century: “Lost Haydn Sonatas found in Germany.” The article explained that a distinguished German flautist named Winfried Michel had discovered six Haydn sonatas for the pianoforte in the home of an elderly lady in Muenster Read More ›

News Update on the Kilns

On 20 May 1996 Stanley Mattson sent out a new fundraising message from his C. S. Lewis Foundation in Redlands, California. The large envelope said “Postmaster, Do not bend.” Inside were: a single-spaced letter, two pages long a detailed full-page response sheet including “Stan, I have enclosed a check in the amount of $_______ to purchase the items I have 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 ›

By Readers of The Lewis Legacy

Companions for the Soul: A yearlong journey of miracles, prayers, and epiphanies. edited by Robert R. Hudson and Shelley Townsend-Hudson (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995). Hard cover with ribbon marker, 366 classic Christian readings, $17.99. “These devotional insights are the true treasures of our heritage — earthy, loving, celestial, sweet, deep, and holy. The Hudsons have a rich knowledge of the Read More ›

The Man Who Offered to Eat The Dark Tower Ms.

It seemed ironic enough that in 1990 Collins (publisher of most C. S. Lewis books) paid biographer A. N. Wilson a small fortune to trash Lewis, and in 1995 Oxford University Press (publisher of six Lewis books) brought out John Goldthwaite’s Natural History of Make-Believe, trashing Lewis. An odd way for even the most cynical publishers to treat one of Read More ›