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« on: August 15, 2013, 01:02:10 AM »

The number of books about C.S. Lewis, and in particular his religious writings/beliefs, seems vast. There's got to be a hundred books mentioned just on his wiki page. Can anyone point to a few texts that are considered the best? Or at least, can someone point to the best texts to start with for someone who is familiar with Lewis himself but not familiar with the commentary on him by others?
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 07:24:04 AM »

I'm going to use my single bump-token at this point, in the hopes that someone has some thoughts Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 07:37:33 AM »

I recommend his biography by Alistair McGrath, as well as this very interesting angle.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 09:41:23 AM »

The number of books about C.S. Lewis, and in particular his religious writings/beliefs, seems vast.

No, not vast.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 09:44:37 AM »

There's got to be a hundred books mentioned just on his wiki page. Can anyone point to a few texts that are considered the best? Or at least, can someone point to the best texts to start with for someone who is familiar with Lewis himself but not familiar with the commentary on him by others?

Back in the early 90s, when I was still a fan of Peter Kreeft, I remember liking his "C.S. Lewis for the Third Millennium". Can't say what I would think of it today.

I guess my best recommendation would be Thomas Howard's "C.S. Lewis: Man of Letters".
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 10:40:44 AM »

You know...we're apparently approaching his 50th anniversary of his departure  angel
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013, 02:32:27 PM »

This is for Peter J  you talk about being a Peter Kreeft fan in the past tense.Was wondering why? I am a Peter Kreeft fan
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2013, 03:08:51 PM »

Kreeft is a hack
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013, 03:15:32 PM »

I suppose "hacks" are one of your areas of expertise, so why not? 
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 07:20:34 PM »

"Hack" = any writer who's written and published more than one bestselling book.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 08:43:11 PM »

This is for Peter J  you talk about being a Peter Kreeft fan in the past tense.

Well, he's still alive (as far as I know). I just say that I was (past tense) a fan of his because it's the truth.
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 08:57:59 PM »

I suppose "hacks" are one of your areas of expertise, so why not?  
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 09:01:15 PM »

"Hack" = any writer who's written and published more than one bestselling book.  Roll Eyes
I've purchased a few of his books, read his entire website and have listened to more than a dozen of audio podcasts throughout the years.

He cannot give you any real thought outside of parroting CS Lewis about a hundred times.

If you pay me, I will write more in detail.
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2013, 07:23:17 PM »

"Hack" = any writer who's written and published more than one bestselling book.  Roll Eyes
I've purchased a few of his books, read his entire website and have listened to more than a dozen of audio podcasts throughout the years.

He cannot give you any real thought outside of parroting CS Lewis about a hundred times.

If you pay me, I will write more in detail.

If you pay me, I'll read every word of what you write, in detail. But it better be a lot.  police
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