McGrath, C. S. Lewis, A Life

Posted by Joel Heck on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
This latest posting completes the additions to this chronology, based on Alister McGrath's recent biography of Lewis (to be released on March 1). It includes McGrath's redating of Lewis's conversion to theism and also to Christianity, but it has many other additional new pieces of information. It also adds additional information about the content of Lewis's letters in the early 1940s, as I continue that project of adding such information to this chronology. My review of McGrath's book will appear on the home page of this website in the next couple of days, once I complete my writing of it. The review is almost complete. You will find the review favorable, and McGrath's biography strongly recommended. In fact, the book is stunning. Seldom has so much new light been shed on Lewis in the past several decades. I have little doubt that it will become the standard biography of Lewis in a rather short period of time.



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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis May 18 2020.pdf Chronologically Lewis May 18 2020.pdf
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I have decided to include belowall 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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