Who is C. S. LewisClive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer and Anglican lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). He is best known as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, but he is also noted for his other works of fiction, such as The Screwtape Letters and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, including Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.
Lewis was close friends with J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings. Both men served on the English faculty at Oxford University and were active in the informal Oxford literary group known as the Inklings. According to Lewis's ...
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C. S. Lewis Poems
- World's Desire
Love, there is a castle built in a country desolate,
On a rock above a forest where the trees are grim and great,
Blasted with the lightning sharp-giant boulders strewn between,
And the mountains rise above, and the cold ravine...
Roland is dead, Cuchulain's crest is low,
The battered war-rear wastes and turns to rust,
And Helen's eyes and Iseult's lips are dust
And dust the shoulders and the breasts of snow....
- Tu Ne Quaesieris
For all the lore of Lodge and Myers
I cannot heal my torn desires,
Nor hope for all that man can speer
To make the riddling earth grow clear....
- To Sleep
I will find out a place for thee, O Sleep-
A hidden wood among the hill-tops green,
Full of soft streams and little winds that creep
The murmuring boughs between....
- The Witch
Trapped amid the woods with guile
They've led her bound in fetters vile
To death, a deadlier sorceress
Than any born for earth's distress...
Top 10 most used topics by C. S. LewisNight 21 God 16 Away 16 Green 15 Delight 14 Sea 13 Earth 13 Long 12 Head 12 Lonely 12
C. S. Lewis Quotes
- Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
- God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
- I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.
- Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
- No one ever told me grief felt so much like fear.
Comments about C. S. LewisIustuspeccator: "nowhere outside the minds of devils and bad men is there a 'sic volo, sic iubeo.' the universe itself is a constitutional monarchy. the almighty himself repudiates the sort of sovereignty that tyndale thinks fit for henry viii" -c.s lewis, english literature in the sixteenth c.
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Societycatho: christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. the only thing it cannot be is moderately important. c.s. lewis
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