C.S. Lewis: Christian or Pagan? (TIC)

This morning at The Imaginative Conservative, I ask the question: was C.S. Lewis truly a Christian, or was he just a pagan who accepted Christ as a part of pantheon? Northern Irishman C.S. Lewis holds such an important… Read More

C.S. Lewis Breaks Down During Sermon

Today, as many of you probably know, is the 75th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’s delivering his most famous sermon, “The Weight of Glory.”  Though the following is NOT about that sermon, it is quite revealing and quite moving…. Read More

John Betjeman Assesses C.S. Lewis, 1939

Source: John Betjeman to C.S. Lewis, December 13, 1939, in Candida Lycett Green, ed., John Betjeman Letters, Vol. 1, pp. 250-253. Dear Mr Lewis, Since I have just expunged from the proofs of a preface of a new… Read More

Colin Hardie’s Obit of C.S. Lewis

The last sentence of your obituary may give the impression that C.S. Lewis was too busy writing to have much time for social relations, and that he had little gift for them.  To many this will seem much… Read More

Pope Benedict XVI on C.S. Lewis

Source: “Cardinal Ratzinger in Cambridge,” BRIEFING 88, vol. 18, no. 3 (5 February 1988); reprinted in the CANADIAN CSL JOURNAL no. 63 (Summer 1988), 4-5. “Long before the outbreak of terrorism and the invasion of drugs, the English… Read More

C.S. Lewis, “Christianity and Culture,” 1940

An excellent article.  But, of course! csl christianity and culture 1940

Unicorns at Oxford (Inklings), 1956

Great article about the Inklings from the second half of the 1950s.  Apologies for the terrible pdf quality.  Still readable. Enjoy. brady unicorns at oxford 1956

Owen Barfield, “Psychology and Reason,” 1930

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C.S. Lewis, “Christianity and Culture,” 1940

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C.S. Lewis, “The Poison of Subjectivism,” 1942-1943

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Owen Barfield, POETIC DICTION, 1928 (Full Book)

I could go on and on about how much this book has shaped my own life and every aspect of my thought.  But, if you’re checking this out, you’re interested in Barfield, not Birzer! If you’ve not read… Read More

Plimmer Interview with J.R.R. Tolkien, 1968

1968 Plimmer Interview JRRT Source: Plimmer, Charlotte, and Denis Plimmer. “The Man Who Understands Hobbits.” London Daily Telegraph Magazine, March 22 1968, pp. 31-32, 35.