C. S. Lewis Derek Heckman Matt MacLennan Devyn Clay
Clive Staples Lewis -November 29,1898 - November 22, 1963 -Commonly known as C.S. Lewis, by friends and family known as Jack -Irish-born British novelist, academic medievalist, literary critic, eassayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist -Had one brother, Warren Hamilton Lewis (1895–1973) -His mother died of cancer in 1908 when he was nine C. S. Lewis before the passing of his mother
1917-1919 - Served in the Somerset light infantry Met Mrs. Janie King Moore 45 The mother of his roommate Seperated from her husband Wounded in the back Janie followed him to Oxford Concealed this from his father Lived with her until 1951 Early Life "The Oxford Training Corps, which Lewis joined in 1917."
1923 - Graduated from University College, Oxford 1925-1954 - tutor and fellow in English at Oxford Formed the "Inklings" with Tolkein and Charles Williams Met at The Bird and Baby Lewis prefered the company of men believed the minds of women to be inferior Oxford "The Eagle & Child, an Oxford pub where C. S. Lewis discussed writing and theology with J. R. R. Tolkien and others."
Lost faith around age 13 pessimist Wagner Lewis accepts God in 1929: "In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed..." Was a deist until 1931 Became a Christian and member of the Church of England Recorded his conversion in Suprised by Joy His friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien and G. K. Chesterton's writings influenced his conversion Conversion
Later Life • Lewis finished out his career as the chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge. • Lewis married at age fifty-eight to Joy Davidman Gresham, an American writer, in 1956. • Joy passed away in 1960 due to bone cancer. Lewis continued to care for her two sons, Douglas and David Gresham. • C. S. Lewis died at his home "The Kilns" on November 22, 1963. His grave is in the yard of Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry, Oxford. Warren Lewis died on Monday, April 9, 1973. Their names are on a single stone bearing the inscription "Men must endure their going hence."
List of Works • The Chronicles of Narnia • Out of the Silent Planet • The Four Loves • The Screwtape Letters • Mere Christianity • The Problem of Pain • The Great Divorce • ... and many more books and articles
Cool Quotes • "A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell." • "Aim at heaven and you get the Earth thrown in. Aim at Earth and you get neither." • "Can a mortal ask questions that God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable." • "Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite."
Jesus's Divinity Assuming that the Gospels are accurate, Lewis said there are three options: 1. Jesus was telling falsehoods and knew it, and so he was a liar. 2. Jesus was telling falsehoods but believed he was telling the truth, and so he was insane. 3. Jesus was telling the truth, and so he was divine He expanded that the only real logical option for Jesus, as Jesus was a "great moral teacher", is the third option.
Works Cited http://www.cslewis.com/books.aspx http://www.cslewis.com/about.aspx http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/cslewis.htm http://cslewis.drzeus.net/bio/ http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/c_s_lewis.html