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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 October 1 2017.pdf Chronologically Lewis October 1 2017.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis in chronological order (now 472 in number, one more than the previous version because of the addition of the brief "Undergraduate Criticism" from 1960) 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 March 18, 2017, includes works listed in the bibliography of Adam Barkman's C. S. Lewis & Philosophy as a Way of Life. It also includes the recently discovered (by Christopher Marsh) "A Christmas Sermon for Pagans."

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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