Lewis, Clive Staples. (1898 - 1963).
W o r k
- a versatile personality and prolific author: a scholar, broadcaster, and author of several dozens of books for children, Christian apologetics, and literary criticism
The Allegory of Love (1936):
- a study of the allegorical treatment of love in the Middle Ages on the examples of English poetry, including Chaucer, Spenser, etc.
The Chronicles of Narnia (1950 - 1956):
- a series of seven fantasy children's novels
- incorporates themes from Christianity, characters from Roman and Greek mythology, and ideas from traditional British and Irish fairy tales
Mere Christianity (1952):
- a classic of Christian apologetics, transcribed from a series of BBC broadcast talks he was invited to hold during WW II
- avoids theological complexities in favour of a style easily accessible to common people and also to a non-believing audience
"There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'"
From The Screwtape Letters (1943).
(Photo: Arthur Strong, 1947).
AuthorClive Staples Lewis. (1898 - 1963). British.
WorkScholar. Novelist. Non-fiction writer. Author of The Chronicles of Narnia (1950 - 1956).
GenresScience fiction. Children's writing. Christian apologetics. Literary criticism.