The Lewis Legacy Issue 75

Irish Centenary Group; From Idea to Reality

In the summer of 1994 a Franciscan Friar named Finbarr Flanagan returned from his post in South Africa to his native Belfast for a visit. He looked for C. S. Lewis memorials and found none. Resolving to light a candle rather than curse the darkness, he wrote a leaflet, “C. S. Lewis and Belfast,” noting the Centenary in 1998 and Read More ›

C. S. Lewis and the Titanic

by James O’Fee, Belfast ‘Titanic’ will probably be this year’s largest-grossing feature film, and readers may like to consider C. S. Lewis’s links with that ‘ship of dreams’. Jonathan Bardon writes: ‘From the late autumn of 1908 a huge gantry, 228 feet above the slips, dominated the skyline of east Belfast; here Harland and Wolff prepared to build two immense Read More ›

Change in 1997 Edition of Sayer Biography Jack

The 1997 paperback edition of George Sayer’s excellent biography Jack has a new introduction. It begins, “Eight years have passed since the first edition of this book was published. I have written this introduction to take into account some new information about C. S. Lewis that has come into my possession, and to refute certain false and misleading allegations that Read More ›

The End of an Era: Owen Barfield Dead at 99

C. S. Lewis’s friend, solicitor, and literary trustee Arthur Owen Barfield died on 14 December 1997. He was born in London on 9 November 1898 into what has been called a passionately progressive family; his father was a lawyer, his mother, a suffragette. Like Lewis, Barfield served in World War I, then excelled at Oxford. Barfield soon developed extraordinary theories Read More ›

Remembering A. L. Rowse Remembering C. S. Lewis

Did A. N. Wilson read A. L. Rowse before he wrote his Lewis biography? In A. L. Rowse’s 1965 book A Cornishman at Oxford, he mentioned in passing his basic disagreement with C. S. Lewis: “When one thinks of books about the insoluble problem of pain, C. S. Lewis and the rest, one reflects that it is only insoluble or Read More ›

Carved in Stone: What the Bird Did Not Say Early in the Year

by Kathryn Lindskoog with Gracia Fay Ellwood and Joe R. Christopher “…I MUST SAY that I am surprised that any editor would present so many changed texts to the public without saying where he got them” That was Richard Wilbur’s informal response to the news that under Walter Hooper’s editorship more than half the poems published in Lewis’s lifetime (forty-five Read More ›

C. S. Lewis: A Centenary Celebration

Time : July 15-20, 1998 Location: Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL The C. S. Lewis Centenary Celebration is sponsored by the Mythopoeic Society, an international nonprofit educational organization devoted to the study, discussion and enjoyment of myth and fantasy literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams. (The Society publishes three magazines and sponsors local discussion Read More ›

A Report on the C. S. Lewis Foundation “Live the Legacy” Celebration

The [25 October 1997 C. S. Lewis Foundation] dinner was quite a sumptuous affair. First we received an envelope containing an elaborate souvenir program, a flyer for Oxbridge ’98 and a catalog of auction items. There was a lavish hors d’oeuvre buffet on a terrace outside the dining room, with a cash bar and silent auction items on tables all Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 75, Winter 1998 Stop and Shop

Books by Legacy readers Being a Christian in Science by Walter R. Hearn (InterVarsity Press, 1997). Aimed at college students who might consider careers in science, this concise, provocative insider’s overview contains facts and insights to excite any intelligent Christian reader. I, Jesus by Robert Darden (Summit Publishing Group 1997). An imaginative but thoroughly Biblical retelling of the story of Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 75, Winter 1998 News and Views

George Ralph, Lewis lover and Legacy subscriber, has died prematurely and unexpectedly. He will be sorely missed by many at Hope College in Holland MI, where he was a beloved professor of drama. On 29 September 1997 Martin Marty received a National Humanities Award from President Clinton, who said that no one has done more than Marty to explore the Read More ›