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Calling all C.S. Lewis fans - and even those who aren't


As a lifelong C.S. Lewis fan, this article from the New York Times just made my day.

It's about Lewis' very much alive posthumous legacy:

The afterlife of Clive Staples Lewis, the Oxford and Cambridge scholar who died the day President Kennedy was shot, gets more vibrant all the time. The seven books in his “Chronicles of Narnia” are being made into movies; “The Narnian,” a highly readable biography by Alan Jacobs, appeared in 2005; a stage adaptation of his book “The Screwtape Letters” is touring nationwide; a college is being founded in his honor; and his name is being used to sell Bibles.

Born in Belfast in 1898 and called Jack by his friends, Lewis, who converted to Anglicanism in his 30s, would worry that this attention put him at risk for pride, which he saw as the worst sin.

Michael Maudlin, an editor of the new “C.S. Lewis Bible” — a Bible annotated with Lewis quotations — says he does not want to make of Lewis a “personality cult.” But the cult is here, and growing. This Bible edition does not diminish the cult, but it should not get the blame, either.

Read the full piece here.

If you haven't read any Lewis, I would suggest starting here and here. Another must-read book, this one about Lewis, is The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life. Hope you enjoy those as much as I did!

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