Browsing Archive: November, 2012

Vice President Lewis

Posted by Joel Heck on Saturday, November 17, 2012,
This new version of "Chronologically Lewis" is a major upgrade in five ways. First, it has all of the dates of Lewis' service on the Council (Board of Trustees) at Westcott House, Cambridge. Second, it contains meetings that Lewis attended in 1941 during the year of his Vice Presidency of Magdalen College. Third, from 1950 through 1959, I have added a summary of the topics addressed in the letters that Lewis wrote. This makes the chronology much more useful, rather than just saying, "Jack wri...
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Board of Trustees, Westcott House, Cambridge

Posted by Joel Heck on Saturday, November 3, 2012,
This version of "Chronologically Lewis" contains the general dates of Lewis' service on the Board of Trustees of Westcott House, Cambridge. His term started in 1955 and ended in December 1959. This bit of detail had been unknown until I visited Westcott House a couple of weeks ago and inquired about the room in which Lewis gave the talk, "Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism." Email correspondence with a member of the staff has resulted in this new information.
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Contents of Letters, Board of Trustees

Posted by Joel Heck on Friday, November 2, 2012,
With this update, I have decided to move to an improved format wherein I briefly mention the key topics in the various letters Lewis wrote on any given date. This is a huge project, one that will probably take years to complete, but it should result in a more useful database of material. Since PDF files are searchable, it may also help researchers a bit more.

On another note, I have recently learned, while on sabbatical in Cambridge, England, that C. S. Lewis served on the Board of Trustees of...
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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis July 6 2020.pdf Chronologically Lewis July 6 2020.pdf
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I have decided to include below almostall of the Spotlights that I have posted thus far, since they are often important, but little known, events in the life of C. S. Lewis. That file appears below, in case some readers have missed some of the previous postings. There are seven postings in that file, and I invite people to submit a candidate for the next posting.

All Spotlights.pdf All Spotlights.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis in chronological order (now 528 in number) in the location where they were first published or delivered (if spoken) as far as I am able to determine. Corrections are welcome. This version, slightly revised and added on May 13, 2020, includes a corrected date for "Transposition" on June 9, 1946.

TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf
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This file describes what is happening in Oxford, Cambridge, the UK, and Europe at the time that Lewis writes his various poems, essays, and books, dividing the life and writings of Lewis by academic topic, i.e. English, Philosophy, History, etc. 

Intellectual History of Oxford and Cambridge.pdf Intellectual History of Oxford and Cambridge.pdf
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