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Clive Staples Lewis was born in Ireland in Europe, in Belfast on 29th of November 1898. His mother seemed to be a serious Christian in addition made effort to impact his values. When his mother died within his early youth her influence decreased and Lewis was subject to the musings in addition to mutterings involving his friends who were decidedly agnostic in addition to atheistic. It could not be until afterwards, in a second of obvious rationality that she first stumbled on a belief in Goodness and afterwards became the Christian.

C. S. Lewis volunteered to the army within 1917 in addition to was wounded inside the trenches within World Struggle. Following the war, they attended college at Oxford. Soon, he located himself for the faculty involving Magdalen School where they taught Medieval in addition to Renaissance English.

Throughout the academic career he published clearly on the main topics religion. His most well-known works are the Screw tape Letters and the Chronicles involving Narnia. This atmosphere at Oxford in addition to Cambridge maintained to skepticism. Lewis employed this skepticism to be a foil. He intelligently saw Christianity to be a necessary fact that is certainly seen evidently in science.

"Surprised by simply Joy" is Lewis's autobiography chronicling the reluctant conversion from atheism to Christianity within 1931.

Famous C.S. Lewis Quotes

C.S. W. Lewis
The modern idea of a Great Man is one who stands at the lonely extremity of some single line of development--

The monstrosity of sexual intercourse outside marriage is that those who indulge in it are trying to isolate one kind of union (the sexual) from all the other kinds of union which were intended to go along with it and make up the total union.

All killing is not murder any more than all sexual intercourse is adultery.

Conquest is an evil productive of almost every other evil both to those who commit and to those who suffer it.

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.

In Scripture the visitation of an angel is always alarming; it has to begin by saying "Fear not." The Victorian angel looks as if it were going to say, "There, there."

You would not call a man humane for ceasing to set mousetraps if he did so because he believed there were no mice in the house.

The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.

We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it's there for emergencies but he hopes he'll never have to use it.

Certain things, if not seen as lovely or detestable, are not being correctly seen at all.

Sleeping on a dragon's hoard with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart, he had become a 
If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is it that you don't feel at home there?
We are to be re-made. All the rabbit in us is to disappear-and then, surprisingly, we shall find underneath it all a thing we have never yet imagined: a real Man, an ageless god, a son of God, strong, radiant, wise, beautiful, and drenched in joy.
If conversion to Christianity makes no improvement in a man's outward actions--if he continues to be just as snobbish or spiteful or envious or ambitious as he was before--then I think we must suspect that his 'conversion' was largely imaginary.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
100 per cent of us die, and the percentage cannot be increased.
Only He who really lived a human life (and I presume that only one did) can fully taste the horror of death.
'When a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards.'
Nothing, not even what is lowest and most bestial, will not be raised again if it submits to death.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
It is hard to have patience with people who say "There is no death" or "Death doesn't matter." There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
Apologetic work is so dangerous to one's faith. A doctrine never seems dimmer to me than when I have just successfully defended it.
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
The road to the promised land runs past Sinai.