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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 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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