History Creator / CSLewis

17th Sep '17 10:08:33 AM nombretomado
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* AVeryBritishChristmas: In a very humorous piece in ''God In The Dock,'' Creator/{{Herodotus}} visits the island of [[SdrawkcabName Niatirb]] and concludes that the resident barbarians observe two entirely separate holidays on 25 December: Exmas (a commercial racket) and Crissmas (a religious festival). Also, [[SantaClaus Father Christmas]] shows up in Narnia.
17th Sep '17 9:43:23 AM nombretomado
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* TheStoic: One of his favorite tutors, Kirk, is described in this way. In fact descriptions in ''Surprised by Joy'' make him sound like he had AspergersSyndrome.

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* TheStoic: One of his favorite tutors, Kirk, is described in this way. In fact descriptions in ''Surprised by Joy'' make him sound like he had AspergersSyndrome.UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome.
31st Jul '17 5:34:37 PM BrendanRizzo
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* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: His works are so far down the Romanticism end that one could make a trebuchet by loading whatever one wants to chuck on the Enlightenment side of the scale.

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* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: His works are so far down the Romanticism end that one could make a trebuchet by loading whatever one wants to chuck on the Enlightenment side of the scale. scale, and then letting go.
31st Jul '17 5:32:50 PM BrendanRizzo
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* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: His works are so far down the Romanticism end that one could make a trebuchet by loading whatever one wants to chuck on the Enlightenment side of the scale.
1st May '17 10:37:30 AM Jeduthun
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* TranslationWithAnAgenda: Lewis once vetoed a Japanese translation of ''Miracles'' because the translator was a [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Baptist]] who attempted to {{bowdlerize}} some passages to make it seem as though Lewis was TheTeetotaler and a non-smoker. He objected that the translator's doctrinal agenda gave a very inaccurate impression-- Lewis was an Anglican who was an avid beer-drinker and pipe smoker.
17th Apr '17 10:47:33 PM Golondrina
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* AVeryBritishChristmas: In a very humorous piece in ''God In The Dock,'' Creator/{{Herodotus}} visits the island of [[SdrawkcabName Niatirb]] and concludes that the resident barbarians observe two entirely separate holidays on 25 December: Exmas (a commercial racket) and Crissmas (a religious festival). Also, [[SantaClaus Father Christmas]] shows up in Narnia.


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* AVeryBritishChristmas: In a very humorous piece in ''God In The Dock,'' Creator/{{Herodotus}} visits the island of [[SdrawkcabName Niatirb]] and concludes that the resident barbarians observe two entirely separate holidays on 25 December: Exmas (a commercial racket) and Crissmas (a religious festival). Also, [[SantaClaus Father Christmas]] shows up in Narnia.
15th Mar '17 8:46:49 AM DustSnitch
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* BlasphemousPraise: {{Deconstructed}}. One of the letters collected in ''Letters to Children'' is to a young Christian reader of ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' who was concerned that he loved Aslan more than {{Jesus}}. Lewis wrote back to reassure him that this did not count as idolatry because Aslan is a MessianicArchetype, so loving what Aslan does amounts to the same thing as loving what Jesus did.

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* BlasphemousPraise: {{Deconstructed}}. One of the letters collected in ''Letters to Children'' is to a young Christian reader of ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' who was concerned that he loved Aslan more than {{Jesus}}.UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}. Lewis wrote back to reassure him that this did not count as idolatry because Aslan is a MessianicArchetype, so loving what Aslan does amounts to the same thing as loving what Jesus did.



* 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 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]]

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* JesusWasCrazy: Famously, ''Mere Christianity'' popularized the so-called "trilemma" argument in favor of the deity of {{Jesus}}: UsefulNotes/{{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 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]]
22nd Feb '17 12:51:27 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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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 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.

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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 UsefulNotes/TheInklings and a friend of Creator/CharlesWilliams and Creator/JRRTolkien, whose influence partially led him to his conversion to rediscover 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.
11th Feb '17 12:03:01 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* PerspectiveFlip: ''Till We Have Faces''.

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* PerspectiveFlip: ''Till We Have Faces''.Faces'' is the myth of Cupid and Psyche as told by Psyche's sister, the one who persuaded Psyche to disobey Cupid.
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}}.
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