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Truth and the Imagination: From Romance to Children’s Fantasy

Karen Sullivan

in The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226540122
eISBN:
9780226540436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540436.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since Late Antiquity, thinkers have argued over whether imagination—and, by extension, romance, which relies so heavily upon imagination—can give one access to truth. For scholastic theologians, ... More


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


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 It draws on published and unpublished manuscripts, as well as on Lewis’s reminiscences and Hooper’s own memories ...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


My Crazy Uncles: C.S. Lewis and Tolkien as Writers for Children

Gwyneth Jones

in Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853237839
eISBN:
9781786945389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘My Crazy Uncles’ was originally read at a meeting of the C.S. Lewis Society in June 1994, and later published in the New York Review of Science Fiction in November 1995. It provides a retrospective ... More


Books for Irish Children

Pat Donlon

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V: The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199249114
eISBN:
9780191803383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199249114.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on English-language children’s books published in Ireland, both by domestic and international publishing houses, in the twentieth century. It examines the relationship between ... 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


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