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By John C. Davenport, Kyle Zimmer

Most sensible recognized for his Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis wrote generally on spiritual subject matters. This quantity examines facets of his lifestyles and occupation.

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Her devotion to these alternate spiritual schemes was what first prompted Jack to question whether the Christian God could satisfactorily explain the mysteries of the natural world and humankind’s place in it. ” This preparation had made him receptive to the more formal and complex ideas of Kirkpatrick. The school matron had forced Lewis to ask questions of God that eventually led him away from the church doors. Ironically, the religious break she helped foster produced in Lewis a temperament and love of inquiry that would one day lead him back to Christianity with an intensity he might not otherwise have felt.

E. Cowie. Her rejection of traditional religions was far less cerebral and more emotionally rooted than Kirkpatrick’s. Whereas Kirkpatrick drew on an academic knowledge of mythological structures in order to argue against the existence of God, Cowie rejected conventional religion based on her attachment to any number of occult and mystical traditions. Her devotion to these alternate spiritual schemes was what first prompted Jack to question whether the Christian God could satisfactorily explain the mysteries of the natural world and humankind’s place in it.

He was in no hurry to return to his unit and enjoyed the respite the hospital offered, regardless of how poorly he felt. Yet recover he did, and back to the trenches he went. ” The sights and sounds of war disturbed him greatly. The bloody, wounded men straggling along muddy roads, the mangled corpses, the shattered young minds staring out through blank eyes—all this unnerved Lewis and made him long for the warm, comforting distraction of a good library. Still, Lewis did his duty. He performed so well, in fact, that on one occasion he captured 60 Germans single-handedly.

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