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The Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Death Of C.S. Lewis

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Clive Staples Lewis died on November 22, 1963.
Probably best known in popular culture as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia books or The Screwtape Letters, and known amongst Christians for his popular level writings about aspects of Christian theology. A trio of science fiction books for adults are also part of his output.
The reach and impact of his writings is extraordinary because he was not a theologian or cleric, but an intellectual who came to write about the faith he had come into as very much an outsider.
Yet it is the heart that permeates his theological writings which makes them grow in popularity.
That and the fact that he recognised the appeal of expressing truth through narratives.
Some aspects of his theology would be difficult to recognise as evangelical, yet evangelicals embrace his writings.
I think that’s because his earnest and measured writings invite engagement and thought.
Here are some appreciations, if you want to read more.
From Ligonier by Sinclair Ferguson.
From Desiring God.
From The Wardrobe Door.
From The Gospel Coalition. (9 Things You May Not Know About C.S. Lewis)
There are plenty more around, including others that explore the fact that November 22, 1963 is also the date on which John F. Kennedy was assassinated and on which author Aldous Huxley died.

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