Another notable death of Nov. 22, 1963: C.S. Lewis

  • Article by: David Mathis
  • Updated: November 21, 2013 - 5:54 PM

He was one of the most significant lay thinkers in two millennia of Christianity. Check him out. You’ll see.

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donethatNov. 21, 13 6:56 PM

Thank you thank you thank you. And especially for the remarkable quote from The Weight of Glory which changed my life forever. It cannot be read too often and, if we profess to be children of God (and I mean, if) then our view of life and how we treat others must be steeped in deep humility rather than self righteous judgment of others.

alphasongNov. 21, 13 8:46 PM

Worth mentioning that he was also a drinking buddy with J.R.R. Tolkien. His endorsement appeared on the first edition of The Lord of the Rings.

owatonnabillNov. 22, 13 6:39 AM

Lewis is fascinating. Particularly so is The Screwtape Letters, where the letters from Screwtape to Wormwood probably reflect the moral journey of Lewis himself. Each time reading it provides fresh insights.

hermajestyNov. 22, 13 9:47 AM

November 22, 1963, saw the death of three notable men: not only JFK and CS Lewis but also Alduous Huxley, author of Brave New World. Of course, JFK's assassination completely overshadowed the other two.

firefight41Nov. 22, 13 9:48 AM

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” ****************** I have heard "We are not human beings on a spiritual journey, but rather, a spiritual being on a human journey" So true.

orpheus90Nov. 22, 13 1:59 PM

For CS Lewis fans, thought I 'd mention, coming February 25 - March 16, 2014, the Guthrie will be performing Freud’s Last Session, a play depicting Sigmund Freud in the weeks before his death consulting - or perhaps better, debating - with the young C.S. Lewis on the existence of God, love and the meaning of life. The play has received positive reviews where it has played elsewhere in the US. Worth checking out.

scubadoo68Nov. 22, 13 2:49 PM

"We are not human beings on a spiritual journey, but rather, a spiritual being on a human journey"--Very well said.

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