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Surprised by joy : the shape of my early life

  title={Surprised by joy : the shape of my early life},
  author={Cynthia Lewis},
  • C. Lewis
  • Published 1959
  • History, Philosophy, Art
This autobiography of C.S.Lewis's early life, focusing on the spiritual crisis which was to determine the shape of his entire life, now repackaged and rebranded as a key title in the C.S. Lewis Signature Classics range. "In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God!perhaps the most dejeced and reluctant convert in all England." Thus C.S. Lewis describes memorably the crisis of his conversion in his famous autobiography. Lewis was for many years an atheist, and in… 

Death, Myth and Reality in C.S. Lewis

Abstract C.S. Lewis's life and writings were profoundly shaped by his childhood experience of his mother's death. It is significant that the young hero's dying mother is mentioned at the very

Genesis and Paradise Lost

For C. S. Lewis, the peaceful coexistence of diverse species depicted in biblical myth is a paradise lost. The story of humanity’s fall and expulsion from the Garden of Eden has implications for

In defense of Joy: C. S. Lewis and psychoanalysis

  • L. C. Bishop
  • Psychology, Art
    The Journal of medical humanities
  • 1992
The imaginative experience of Joy was central to the career of C. S. Lewis: it informed his work as literary scholar, writer, and religious thinker and his commentary suggests possible conflicts between a view of humankind that is psychoanalytically-derived and one which is aesthetically informed.

Hidden Images of Christ in the Fiction of C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis "was acutely conscious of the hiddenness of God, of the inexhaustible mystery of the Divine," according to Kallistos Ware, Bishop of Diokleia and the Spalding Lecturer in Orthodox Studies

Autobiography as a Spiritual Practice

  • J. Staude
  • Art
    Journal of gerontological social work
  • 2005
The author compares and contrasts four approaches to autobiography: the structured life review, the guided autobiography, the intensive journal workbook, and autobiographical work in twelve-step programs.

C.S. Lewis as Medievalist

Abstract C.S. Lewis’s life as an academic was concerned with the teaching of medieval and Renaissance literature, though both his lectures and his publications also incorporated his extensive

C.S. Lewis: Apologetics and the poetic imagination

This article argues that for Lewis the interplay between Reason and Imagination is crucial. His own conversion to Christianity involved a profound reconciliation of these two faculties which he had

The Liberal Arts, Antidote for Atheism

Abstract C. S. Lewis once stated that the decline of classical learning was a contributory cause of atheism. This article explores why he made this very unusual statement, describing how Lewis saw

Introduction: The Genesis Palimpsest

C. S. Lewis is a well-known novelist and literary critic but less familiar is his theological study of animals and ethical arguments urging human concern for their wellbeing. This chapter includes a

"To Sing with the Spirit:" Psalms, Hymns and the Spirituality of Late Eighteen Century American Presbyterians

This paper contends that the contemporary discussion among theologians regarding the relationship between theology and spirituality can offer new insight into the eighteenth century religious world.