‘Now the story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth working on us in the same way as the others, but with the tremendous difference that it really happened.’ C S Lewis, from the Introduction.
One of the best-known of C.S. Lewis’s collection of essays, including Myth Become Fact; The Grand Miracle; Priestesses in the Church; What we to make of Jesus Christ?’; God in the Dock and We Have No ‘Right to Happiness.’
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‘To pick up and read a bit of C.S. Lewis is always rather like opening a window in a stuffy room.’
‘…consists of some brilliant pieces. This is just the kind of book to put in the hands of an intellectual doubter…
Born in Ireland in 1898, Clives Staples Lewis gained a triple First at Oxford and was Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College from 1925-54, where among others he was a contemporary of Tolkien. In 1954 he became Professor of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge. C. S. Lewis was for many years an atheist, until his conversion which he memorably described in his autobiography Surprised by Joy: “I gave in, and admitted that God was God … perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.” He is also celebrated for his famous series of children’s books, the Narnia Chronicles (which have been filmed and broadcast many times), as well as his literary criticism and science fiction. C. S. Lewis died on 22nd November 1963.
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Book Description Fount, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006280889