History Creator / CSLewis

18th Dec '16 3:32:27 PM Xtifr
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'''Clive Staples Lewis''' ("Jack" to his friends and family) (1898-1963) was a mid-twentieth century Irish author of many sorts of books: scholarship regarding medieval literature, lay Christian theology, ScienceFiction, and {{Fantasy}}.

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'''Clive Clive Staples Lewis''' Lewis ("Jack" to his friends and family) (1898-1963) was a mid-twentieth century Irish author of many sorts of books: scholarship regarding medieval literature, lay Christian theology, ScienceFiction, and {{Fantasy}}.
8th Dec '16 7:44:45 PM Jeduthun
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** ''Mere Christianity'' is a nod to 17th-century theologian Richard Baxter, who used the phrase to argue that Christians should not divide themselves into factions or sects.
2nd Dec '16 11:33:54 AM N1KF
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He was born and raised in [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Ulster]]. [[MissingMom His mother died]] when he was young. He was educated in a series of English {{Boarding School}}s, the first of which was run by a SadistTeacher. He fought in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the Great War]]. He was a member of TheInklings and a friend of Creator/CharlesWilliams and Creator/JRRTolkien, whose influence partially led to his conversion to Christianity (though Lewis being an Anglican and Tolkien a Roman Catholic led to some friction). He published an autobiography of his early life and conversion titled ''Surprised By Joy''. Afterwards, he met Joy Gresham and [[CitizenshipMarriage married her so she could remain in the UK]]. Then, they [[MarriageBeforeRomance fell in love]] and had an Anglican ceremony after Joy was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. She died four years later. Lewis himself died the same day as [[Literature/BraveNewWorld Aldous Huxley]] and UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy; this led to his passing being almost unpublicized.

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He was born and raised in [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Ulster]]. [[MissingMom His mother died]] when he was young. He was educated in a series of English {{Boarding School}}s, the first of which was run by a SadistTeacher. He fought in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the Great War]]. He was a member of TheInklings UsefulNotes/TheInklings and a friend of Creator/CharlesWilliams and Creator/JRRTolkien, whose influence partially led to his conversion to Christianity (though Lewis being an Anglican and Tolkien a Roman Catholic led to some friction). He published an autobiography of his early life and conversion titled ''Surprised By Joy''. Afterwards, he met Joy Gresham and [[CitizenshipMarriage married her so she could remain in the UK]]. Then, they [[MarriageBeforeRomance fell in love]] and had an Anglican ceremony after Joy was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. She died four years later. Lewis himself died the same day as [[Literature/BraveNewWorld Aldous Huxley]] and UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy; this led to his passing being almost unpublicized.



* {{Corpsing}}: He popularized a parlor game among his students and TheInklings to see who could read aloud from the infamously PurpleProse-filled novels of Creator/AmandaMcKittrickRos the longest before breaking down into laughter.

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* {{Corpsing}}: He popularized a parlor game among his students and TheInklings UsefulNotes/TheInklings to see who could read aloud from the infamously PurpleProse-filled novels of Creator/AmandaMcKittrickRos the longest before breaking down into laughter.
30th Nov '16 6:55:03 PM N1KF
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* JesusWasCrazy: Famously, ''Mere Christianity'' popularized the so-called "trilemma" argument in favor of the deity of {{Jesus}}: if Jesus wasn't {{God}}, then it's fallacious to say He was "[[JesusWasWayCool a great moral teacher]]," since an actual great moral teacher would be humble rather than [[AGodAmI claiming to be God]] as Jesus did. So either Jesus was GodInHumanForm, Jesus was [[ThatLiarLies a liar]], or JesusWasCrazy. [[note]]Assuming the usual [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian view]] of Literature/TheBible, of course. Let's remember the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment. And in fact, in the next chapter of that book, he considers other possibilities outside the "trilemma"—such as the possibility that Jesus' words were not recorded accurately.[[/note]]

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* JesusWasCrazy: Famously, ''Mere Christianity'' popularized the so-called "trilemma" argument in favor of the deity of {{Jesus}}: if Jesus wasn't {{God}}, then it's fallacious to say He was "[[JesusWasWayCool a great moral teacher]]," since an actual great moral teacher would be humble rather than [[AGodAmI claiming to be God]] as Jesus did. So either Jesus was GodInHumanForm, Jesus was [[ThatLiarLies a liar]], or JesusWasCrazy.Jesus Was Crazy. [[note]]Assuming the usual [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian view]] of Literature/TheBible, of course. Let's remember the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment. And in fact, in the next chapter of that book, he considers other possibilities outside the "trilemma"—such as the possibility that Jesus' words were not recorded accurately.[[/note]]
27th Nov '16 3:14:43 PM nombretomado
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: This Aesop is particularly prominent in ''TheMagiciansNephew'' and ''TheGreatDivorce''

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: This Aesop is particularly prominent in ''TheMagiciansNephew'' ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'' and ''TheGreatDivorce''''Literature/TheGreatDivorce''
21st Nov '16 9:42:48 AM skadooshbag
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* ForTheEvulz: Deconstructed in ''Mere Christianity'': although it is possible to do good for the sake of doing good, nobody does evil for the sake of doing evil; evil deeds are merely the pursuit of some good in the wrong way.

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* ForTheEvulz: Deconstructed in ''Mere Christianity'': although it is possible to do good for the sake of doing good, nobody does evil for the sake of doing evil; evil evil. A person might give money to the needy even when they are not feeling particularity generous that day, simply because it was the right thing to do, and they might even do it reluctantly. But who ever heard of someone who reluctantly cheated on their spouse in spite of being perfectly content with the partner they already had, purely because it was the wrong thing to do? Evil deeds are merely the pursuit of some good in the wrong way.way; anyone you might consider a villain either A) genuinely thinks they are doing the right thing, B)Thinks their villainous acts are justified, or C) doesn't give a crap.
21st Nov '16 9:42:48 AM skadooshbag
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21st Oct '16 1:07:19 PM TheBigBopper
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He was born and raised in [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Ulster]]. [[MissingMom His mother died]] when he was young. He was educated in a series of English {{Boarding School}}s, the first of which was run by a SadistTeacher. He fought in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the Great War]]. He was a member of TheInklings and a friend of Creator/CharlesWilliams and Creator/JRRTolkien, whose influence partially led to his conversion to Christianity (though Lewis being an Anglican and Tolkien a Roman Catholic led to some friction). He published an autobiography of his early life and conversion titled ''Surprised By Joy''. Afterwards, he met Joy Gresham and [[CitizenshipMarriage married her so she could remain in the UK]]. Then, they [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage fell in love]] and had an Anglican ceremony after Joy was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. She died four years later. Lewis himself died the same day as [[Literature/BraveNewWorld Aldous Huxley]] and UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy; this led to his passing being almost unpublicized.

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He was born and raised in [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Ulster]]. [[MissingMom His mother died]] when he was young. He was educated in a series of English {{Boarding School}}s, the first of which was run by a SadistTeacher. He fought in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the Great War]]. He was a member of TheInklings and a friend of Creator/CharlesWilliams and Creator/JRRTolkien, whose influence partially led to his conversion to Christianity (though Lewis being an Anglican and Tolkien a Roman Catholic led to some friction). He published an autobiography of his early life and conversion titled ''Surprised By Joy''. Afterwards, he met Joy Gresham and [[CitizenshipMarriage married her so she could remain in the UK]]. Then, they [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage [[MarriageBeforeRomance fell in love]] and had an Anglican ceremony after Joy was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. She died four years later. Lewis himself died the same day as [[Literature/BraveNewWorld Aldous Huxley]] and UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy; this led to his passing being almost unpublicized.
31st Aug '16 6:30:30 PM Generality
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Several of his works depict Heaven, but always in a highly symbolic manner with a disclaimer that this is merely a representation that the reader can understand.
25th Aug '16 4:30:54 PM Jeduthun
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* FunWithAcronyms: He was commissioned to write a volume of the ''Oxford History of English Literature'' [[note]]volume 3, "English Literature in the Sixteenth Century Excluding Drama," published in 1954[[/note]], which proved to be so much tedious research and work that he wryly nicknamed it "OHEL!"

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* FunWithAcronyms: He was commissioned to write a volume of the ''Oxford History of English Literature'' [[note]]volume 3, "English Literature in the Sixteenth Century Excluding Drama," published in 1954[[/note]], which proved to be so much tedious research and work that he wryly nicknamed it "OHEL!""O HEL!"
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