The Abolition of Man

Posted by Joel Heck on Wednesday, March 5, 2014
This post contains some additional details about Lewis's letters (from volume 1), an extra date or two, some entries from Edwin Brown's book, In Pursuit of C. S. Lewis, but especially one major change. Based on comments and research from Brenton Dickieson, who wrote to Oxford University Press, I have moved the publication of The Abolition of Man from Jan. 6, 1943 (before Lewis gave these lectures) to Jan. 6, 1944. There are other reasons for this change, including a letter of congratulation to Lewis from Owen Barfield on Jan. 22, 1944, which would be odd if it came more than a year after the publication of the book. I'm assuming that the year 1943 is a mistake, even though it appears on some title pages and covers, based on the fact that the lectures were delivered in that year but published in the following year. This record is more than 2,000 words larger than the previous one.



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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis August 5 2020.pdf Chronologically Lewis August 5 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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