The Lewis Legacy Issue 83

C. S. Lewis: Not on “Their Side”

“A Conversation with Thomas Howard”by Frank Schaeffer, Editor of The Christian Activist“A Journal of Orthodox Opinion” Frank Schaeffer was a highly visible Protestant Evangelical until his midlife conversion to Orthodoxy. Thomas Howard was a highly visible Protestant Evangelical until his midlife conversion to Roman Catholicism. Frank Schaeffer: I first met Tom in the early 1960s at L’Abri Fellowship, the Protestant Read More ›

Investing in Lewis: Admiration Inflation?

The monetary value of C. S. Lewis books, especially first editions, keeps going up. For proof, check the latest catalog of Nigel Williams Rare Books, London. First British edition of Out of the Silent Planet $47First British edition of Perelandra – $542First British edition of Miracles – $97First British edition of The Silver Chair – $2748First British edition of Surprised Read More ›

C. S. Lewis: Not on Our Side Exposed as a Heretic and Occultist

Rick Miesel was a 42-year-old convert to Christianity in 1985, and he retired from the business world in 1986. In 1989 he started a series of exposes of various religious teachers and organizations, and he eventually named it the “Christian Discernment Ministries” http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/lewis/general.htm. There Miesel provides 275 reports on 180 individuals and topics — including a 4,545-word expose of C. Read More ›

Sensucht: Sonnet XC

by Donald Williams When the fog obscures the outlines of the treesBut breaks to show the sharpness of the stars,And the blood feels sudden chill although the breezeIs warm, and all the old internal scars From stabbing beauty start to ache anew;When mushrooms gather in a fairy ringAnd every twig and grass-blade drips with dewAnd then a whippoorwill begins to Read More ›

C. S. Lewis’s Divine Comedy

C. S. Lewis beamed, then said “It’s my Cinderella.” I had just told him how much I loved The Great Divorce. (If I had been forced to choose one favorite of all his books, that would have been my choice.) He said he didn’t understand why Screwtape Letters got all the attention when The Great Divorce was so much better. Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 83, Winter 2000 From the Mailbag

Well, no sooner do I write to you than I get a new Lewis Legacy. I had somehow not heard about “the announcement that there is post-1950 ink on the 1938 manuscript of the Dark Tower”! And so now, all of a sudden, the manuscript appears to have been written “circa 1958”! Beautiful. I suppose they have some evidence for Read More ›

Spring in Purgatory: Dante, Botticelli, C. S. Lewis, and a Lost Masterpiece

On February 7, 2000, the essay appeared as the week’s top news story on BOOKS & CULTURE Online. It will also appear in a print issue of BOOKS & CULTURE. For slightly over five hundred years, the most famous and popular illustration of Dante’s Divine Comedy has remained effectively “lost” – although millions have seen it and admired it. It Read More ›

How I Made my Primavera Discovery

Written in Response to an Inquiry In 1997 I almost died and was hospitalized for a week or two and pulled through. I was in the midst of producing my three-volume work Dante’s Divine Comedy: Journey to Joy. When I got home I was on intravenous medication with home nursing visits. During this time I had the task of meticulously Read More ›

C. S. Lewis as Godfather: Laurence Harwood Speaks

Laurence Harwood, OBE, is the son of Cecil Harwood. a friend of Lewis and co-trustee of his estate. Lewis disapproved of Cecil’s Anthropomorphism, but that did not diminish their friendship. When Laurence was a pupil of Lewis’s, Lewis joshed Cecil about his faith in Anthropologist Rudolph Steiner’s dramatic theory of evolution: “It gives me a queer feeling when I suddenly Read More ›

Maybe “Modern Man…” Is More Modern Than Many Have Mused

by Jason Pratt of Dyer, TN(JasonPratt@Compuserve.com) I’ve been a student of C. S. Lewis’ theological writings for over ten years, and for much of this time I’ve been reading Lewis’s works aloud on tape for a hobby. (This helps me to use Lewis’s tools in propounding my own sound philosophical base for theism in general and Christianity in particular.) This Read More ›