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C. S. Lewis and the Prospect of Mere Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls

in Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732296
eISBN:
9780199918492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732296.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although not a Roman Catholic, C. S. Lewis, the most popular Christian writer of the twentieth century, believed in purgatory. This is significant because his influence in Protestant and evangelical ... More


Lewis’s Popular Reception in Mid-Century Britain and America

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/9780198819448.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

From the time of his BBC broadcasts and The Screwtape Letters the name of C. S. Lewis was trusted by many. In both Britain and America the public knew him as an Oxford don, Christian apologist, and ... More


A Dinosaur

C. S. Lewis

in The Moral Argument: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190246365
eISBN:
9780190246396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246365.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Probably the most famous moral argument in Western philosophy is the popular version C. S. Lewis developed in Mere Christianity. Lewis starts with the common-sense observation that we make moral ... 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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