The Lewis Legacy Issue 78

Jack, my Mentor, my Friend

At one of the concluding banquets at the Oxbridge conference, Doug Gresham read from a poem that he said he wrote around 25 years ago about the death of C. S. Lewis. The interesting thing is that the poem includes what sounds like a death scene between Gresham and Lewis, as if Gresham was at Lewis’s bedside when he died. Read More ›

C. S. Lewis and Contemporary Culture

by Douglas Gresham, 16 April 1998 “The purpose of this lecture series is to bring speakers to campus who are able to communicate the message of Christianity in the tradition of C. S. Lewis. “ Provocative or Questionable Quotes from Doug’s Lecture QUOTES ABOUT LEWIS About the age of four, a little dog that he was fond of in the Read More ›

Gresham’s Christianity

At Oxbridge Doug Gresham said he was not a Christian when he wrote the book Lenten Lands at the end of the 1980s. He dates his conversion to about “eight years ago” when his world came crashing down after he became involved in a “semi-sexual relationship” with another woman. When asked whether he was still an Anglican, Gresham said no Read More ›

Anachronistic Slang in The Dark Tower

by James Robinson of Belfast You have observed that the name of the character “Knellie” in The Dark Tower may have been a pun on a slang word for a homosexual. The Oxford English Dictionary provides a definition of nelly as “a weak-spirited or silly person; a homosexual.” The earliest citation is in the Sunday Times of 17 September 1961, Read More ›

Lewis in Two New Shows

Attendees at Oxbridge learned of a new Broadway-style musical review about C. S. Lewis set to premiere this fall in Great Britain. “Jack: A Musical Portrait of C.S. Lewis in Music and Words” is slated to tour several cities in the United Kingdom in November, with music supplied by a young Irish composer named Keith Getty and lyrics written by Read More ›

A Voyage to Arcturus, C. S. Lewis, and The Dark Tower

by Casey R. Law, J. D. THOUGH MANY OF C. S. LEWIS’S Christian readers would find the gnostic David Lindsay an improbable influence upon Lewis, Lindsay was in fact important in inspiring Lewis to write two of his interplanetary novels, the famous Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra. The heavy influence of Voyage is also (to this writers thinking) Read More ›

C. S. Lewis: The College

Mattson’s on-again, off-again plans to found a college in the United States are on again. He enthusiastically touted this perennial fundraising project to his audience at Oxbridge ’98.

A New 1998 Screwtape Letter

Discovered and Copyrighted by Berni Phillips (An entry in the Screwtape Letter Contest at Mythcon XXIX) My dear Gallstone, I cannot emphasize to you enough how valuable a resource the Internet is to us today. Consider, for starters, the initial purchase. Your man must be convinced that only the fastest and most up-to-date (and therefore expensive) machine is suitable for Read More ›

The Coming Lewis Letters

Walter Hooper says that he is now working on Volume I of Collected (and Selected) Letters of C. S. Lewis. It will include letters from 1905 to 1931 and may be published in 1999. Volume II will include letters from about 1932 to 1945 and may be published in the year 2000. Volume III will contain those from 1946 to Read More ›

C. S. Lewis’s Last Will and Testament

E-mail text provided by Mike W. Perry, Seattle, Washington This text faithfully reproduces C. S. Lewis’s last will exactly as typed including all capitalization and punctuation. (Paragraphs did not end in periods.) A Codicil was apparently attached to the will but was not available at the time this text was reproduced. The amounts in pounds, shillings and pence at the Read More ›