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C. S. Lewis: The Christian Individual

John G. Stackhouse

in Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173581
eISBN:
9780199851683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173581.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines author and theologian C. S. Lewis' thoughts on the relation between Jesus Christ and society. It discusses insights from Lewis' preaching and highlights key aspects of his ... More


Was Jesus Mad, Bad or God?

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284597
eISBN:
9780191603778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284598.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In this chapter, C.S. Lewis’ famous trilemma argument in favor of the divinity of Christ (Jesus was either mad, bad, or God) is developed, and a version of it is defended. The crux of the argument is ... More


Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation

Jerry L. Walls

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732296
eISBN:
9780199918492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732296.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a philosophical and theological exploration and defense of the doctrine of purgatory. After a historical overview of the development of the doctrine, it examines Protestant objections to ... More


Whose Lewis?: Transatlantic Contestations

Stephanie L. Derrick

in The Fame of C. S. Lewis: A Controversialist's Reception in Britain and America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198819448
eISBN:
9780191859946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819448.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Lewis’s posthumous reception has been marked by sparrings over his identity and legacy which illuminate differences between Britain and America. While Lewis’s fame in the States grew, its core ... More


Conclusion

Stephanie L. Derrick

in The Fame of C. S. Lewis: A Controversialist's Reception in Britain and America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198819448
eISBN:
9780191859946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819448.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The emphasis of this monograph has been on the historical, cultural, religious, and social factors that shaped C. S. Lewis and his reception. Until recently those who have considered the subject have ... More


C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Roger White, Judith Wolfe, and Brendan Wolfe (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190214340
eISBN:
9780190239756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

For thirty years, the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society has met weekly in the medieval colleges of Oxford University. During that time, it has hosted as speakers nearly all those still living who were ... More


The Inklings

Walter Hooper

in C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190214340
eISBN:
9780190239756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The mid-twentieth-century group of writers known as the Inklings was one of Oxford’s most iconic literary circles. It provided support and criticism for its members’ work, most notably the novels of ... More


Was Jesus Mad, Bad, or God?

Stephen T. Davis

in The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248452
eISBN:
9780191600524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248451.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Stephen Davis explores the rationality of belief in the incarnation by analysing the argument used by C. S. Lewis and others that Jesus was either ‘mad, bad, or God’. He concludes that this argument ... More


Lewis and the Mechanisms of Mass Culture

Stephanie L. Derrick

in The Fame of C. S. Lewis: A Controversialist's Reception in Britain and America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198819448
eISBN:
9780191859946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819448.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Lewis remained a figure of significance in the decades after his death despite dramatic social change in the second half of the twentieth century. The reasons for this continued visibility involve ... More


It All Began with a Picture: The Making of C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia

Walter Hooper

in C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190214340
eISBN:
9780190239756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter gives a detailed account of the genesis of Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. It draws on published and unpublished manuscripts, as well as on Lewis’s reminiscences and Hooper’s own memories ... More


Entertainment and Irony: The Orlando Furioso from Modern to Postmodern

Stefano Jossa

in Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266502
eISBN:
9780191884221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266502.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Less popular than in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso has however made an impact on Anglo-American fiction. Loved by ... More


Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World

John G. Stackhouse

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173581
eISBN:
9780199851683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173581.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

What should be the Christian's attitude toward society? When so much of our contemporary culture is at odds with Christian beliefs and mores, it may seem that serious Christians now have only two ... More


Sacramentalism in C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams

Kallistos Ware

in C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190214340
eISBN:
9780190239756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams were (perhaps in different degrees) sensitive to the beauty of the natural world, though what mattered to them was not merely the external aesthetic appearance of ... More


C.S. Lewis and Test-Tube Babies

John Finnis

in Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580071
eISBN:
9780191729393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580071.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter closely analyses C. S. Lewis's The Abolition of Man, especially its crucial third chapter. It compares its thought with the line of argument which shows the moral wrong involved in ... More


Brothers and Friends: The Diaries of W. H. Lewis

John Wain

in C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190214340
eISBN:
9780190239756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

C. S. Lewis’s brother Warnie (W. H. Lewis) was both Jack’s most constant companion and a significant scholar and writer in his own right. This chapter gives a portrait of Warnie, his character, ... More


Afterword: A Brief History of the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society

Michael Ward

in C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190214340
eISBN:
9780190239756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The Afterword provides a brief account of the history of the Oxford University C. S. Lewis Society since its founding. It provides a personal account of involvement with the Society and thoughts on ... More


The Fame of C. S. Lewis: A Controversialist's Reception in Britain and America

Stephanie L. Derrick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198819448
eISBN:
9780191859946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819448.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book considers the history of British literary scholar, author and Christian apologist C. S. Lewis’s fame from the 1940s through the present and compares his contrasting patterns of reception in ... More


C. S. Lewis and the Christian Worldview

Michael L. Peterson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190201111
eISBN:
9780190065409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190201111.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

C. S. Lewis is one of the most influential and beloved Christian writers of the past century, and interest in him grows as books about his fantasy, fiction, and biography continue to appear. Although ... More


Memories of the Socratic Club

Stella Aldwinckle

in C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190214340
eISBN:
9780190239756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

From 1942 to 1955, C. S. Lewis was president of the Oxford Socratic Club, a student and faculty club dedicated to constructive debates between Christians and non-Christians. It was in this club that ... More


Friendship

Janet Martin Soskice

in The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269502
eISBN:
9780191683657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the different Christian views on friendship. According to Cicero, the one thing in human experience about whose advantage all men agree, is friendship. He implies that without ... More


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