The Lewis Legacy Issue 81

Vatican Press Release

Provided by Dan Pater, papal Nuncio to Turkey VATICAN CITY, APR 14. Next Sunday, John Paul II will canonize “a saint for our times.” This is how the religious of the Congregation of the Poor Servants of Divine Providence describe Giovanni Calabria, their founder. Calabria was born in Verona, Italy in 1873. No sooner ordained a priest, he dedicated himself Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 81, Summer 1999 From the Mailbag

On a trip with Clyde Kilby once, we went through Little Lea, and I made slides of the attic where the mountains can be seen across the fields. Met Bessie Lewis on that trip, and of course Wolfie and Ruth Parker [a cousin of the Lewis brothers]. His real name was Desmond Parker, as I recall. We met Maureen Blake Read More ›

Hooper’s Telltale Letter

On 1 August 1963, while C. S. Lewis was hospitalized, Walter Hooper sent Roger Lancelyn Green a brief letter reporting on Lewis’s condition. That fateful letter was placed in the Bodleian Library by Green, and a researcher there recently discovered that it contains two crucially important sentences: Major Lewis is expected home in a fortnight. Until then I have been Read More ›

In the Footsteps of WICCA

An ancient religion derived from a twentieth-century club for boys and girls? According to an article by Andy Steiner in the November/December 1998 issue of Utne Reader, “For many years, Wiccans [witches] have turned to scholars like anthropologist-historian Margaret Murray for proof that their religion’s roots are planted deeply in history.” Steiner draws on an article by John Michael Greer Read More ›

Rewriting History

According to Elaine Murray Stone’s article “Revisiting The Kilns” in The Living Church (15 November 1998), she heard Doug Gresham lecture at Oxbridge ’98. “After his mother, Joy, died of cancer, Douglas, then only 10, was raised by Lewis until his death in 1963.” (But when she died he was 14.) “Today Douglas is 50 years old, gray, balding, medium Read More ›

In the Footsteps of Wilcominski

A Jewish holocaust victim’s memoir by a non-Jewish non-victim?In 1995 Binjamin Wilcominski published Fragments, telling the vivid, heartrending story of his early childhood spent in Nazi concentration camps during World War Two. He was born a Jew in Latvia in 1938. After surviving years in prison camps, he arrived in Switzerland in 1948 and grew up as a German-speaking Swiss. Read More ›

Bramlett’s Lewis Seminars: Seven Deflating Responses

1) In Virginia, at the end of a retreat, I was summing up with a little talk I give on “What CSL teaches us today.” In the middle of this serious summation, an old man interrupted with, “Did C S Lewis consummate his marriage?”! 2) Also in Virginia, a lady called up my friend Fred Lane and asked, “Is C Read More ›

In the Footsteps of Monty

A horse-training memoir that is mostly horsefeathers? The Horse Whisperer (Dell, 1995), an enormously popular novel by British author Nicholas Evans, hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list. In 1996 Robert Redford made the movie. American horse trainer Monty Roberts’ The Man Who Listens to Horses (Random House, 1996) presented him as “a real life horse whisperer.” Read More ›

New Editions

Nelson is now offering four giftbook collections of C. S. Lewis quotations on special themes: Grief, Faith, Love, and Joy. Each $9.99 72-page hardcover has full-color illustrations and photos, The Southern Baptist publisher Broadman & Holman now distributes 11 attractive Lewis trade paperbacks and anthologies to Christian bookstores: The Abolition of Man, 112 pp., $6. The Case for Christianity, 64 Read More ›

To Lewis Readers

Written by Nancy-Lou Patterson for Mythlore Dante’s Divine Comedy: Paradise, retold, with notes, by Kathryn LindskoogMacon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, (1988), 235 pp. ISBN 0-86554-584-7. AS RECENTLY AS 1991, C. S. Lewis was characterized as one of “the great medievalists” by Norman F. Cantor in Inventing the Middle Ages. He added that among medievalists of the twentieth century, “Lewis … Read More ›