Daily Lewis

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015

FACT OF THE DAY: Lewis read his paper “The Personal Heresy in Poetics” to a group known as the Martlets on this day (3/3) in 1930. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Every...

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Special Feature

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015

The following is part of a revised shorter series reflecting on the life of C.S. Lewis. This is accomplished by summarizing various events or happenings during his lifetime for the...

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All About Jack

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015

C.S. Lewis is among a group of six other authors honored at the Marion E. Wade Center (“The Wade”) at Wheaton College in Illinois. George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton,...

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Resource Spotlight

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015

Last year I did a post (see below) about the Wade Center. I thought it was a great time to remind everyone about this excellent resource because it was fifty years ago that it...

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WELCOME!

The purpose of Essential C.S. Lewis is to provide useful information to all types of C.S. Lewis fans. So, whether you are new to the works and writings of C.S. Lewis, or have been reading him for years, you should be able to find something new and/or interesting. Something just begun in 2013 are two new features. Below you will notice Jack in Retrospect and...

Jack in Retrospect

Jack in Retrospect

This is a weekly feature, just begun in 2013, highlights many of the events and accomplishments in the life of C.S. Lewis, along with books of his works published after his death. Anyone fairly familiar with C.S. Lewis knows he wrote a lot of books, but did you know he also had many shorter works (essays, sermons and addresses) published in his life? Likewise,...

All About Jack

All About Jack

To many Douglas Gresham needs no introduction. For those who are not aware, he is one of C.S. Lewis’s stepsons and the point-person for all things from the Lewis Estate. I caught up with him on 9/24/13, the morning after he spoke at Asbury University. Previously he wrote two books related to Lewis, Lenten Lands and Jack’s Life. I spoke with him...

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 3/3

FACT OF THE DAY: Lewis read his paper “The Personal Heresy in Poetics” to a group known as the Martlets on this day (3/3) in 1930. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Every natural love will rise again and live forever in this country: but none will rise again until it has been buried.” Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce XVII (Published in The...

Seven Literary Sages (Christian History magazine)

C.S. Lewis is among a group of six other authors honored at the Marion E. Wade Center (“The Wade”) at Wheaton College in Illinois. George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, J. R. R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield are the other individuals you can do in-depth research on in one location. But what if you wanted to learn...

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 3/2

FACT OF THE DAY: “Memory of Sir Walter Scott” was a talk Lewis gave on this date (3/2) in 1956. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “What we practise, not (save at rare intervals) what we preach, is usually our great contribution to the conversion of others.” Letter to Mrs. Johnson 3/2/1955 (Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis,...

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 3/1

FACT OF THE DAY: Of Lewis’s two pre-Christian books of poetry, only Dymer was republished during his lifetime. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The one really adequate instrument for learning about God is the whole Christian community.” The Three-Personal God (Initially a BBC broadcast from 2/29/44) - – - QUIZ OF THE DAY: Lewis wrote a...

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 2/28

FACT OF THE DAY: The Dark Tower and Other Stories was published on this day (2/28) in 1977. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “If a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred.” The Three-Personal God (Initially a BBC broadcast from 2/29/44) - – - QUIZ OF THE DAY: In Till We Have Faces what is Glome?...

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 2/27

FACT OF THE DAY: The Screwtape Letters and Screwtape Proposes a Toast was published today (2/27) in 1961 and contained a new preface. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There is no uncreated being except God. God has no opposite…Satan, the leader or dictator of devils, is the opposite, not of God, but of Michael.” The Screwtape Letters and...

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 2/26

FACT OF THE DAY: The 3rd and final Riddell Memorial Lecture entitled “The Abolition of Man” by Lewis was given today (2/26) in 1943. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.” The Abolition of Man (First a lecture...

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 2/25

FACT OF THE DAY: The 2nd Riddell Memorial Lecture entitled “The Way” by Lewis was given today (2/25) in 1943. It became part of The Abolition of Man. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of imagining a new primary colour.” The Way (First a lecture from 2/25/1943 from the...

Teaching Screwtape to a New Generation (Brenton Dickieson)

From my All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast page – Various editions of The Screwtape Letters was released over the years during the month of February. In light of that an encore of a previous podcast related to Screwtape is posted today. Back in 2012 Brenton Dickieson was one of several individuals who read a paper at the 2012 C.S. Lewis Colloquium at...

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 2/24

FACT OF THE DAY: This evening (2/24/1943) Lewis gave the 1st talk (“Men Without Chests”) of the Riddell Memorial Lectures that became The Abolition of Man. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.” Men Without Chests (First a lecture from 2/24/1943 from the...