Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Three letters by C. S. Lewis

To Sheldon Vanauken.

7 comments:

Edward T. Babinski said...

I believe those letters were also featured in Sheldon's autobio, "A Severe Mercy." He and Lewis both lost their wives, and both loved literature and Christ.

Sheldon also composed a "Christian tract" that I gave someone who afterwards converted to Christianity for a season after reading it.

Gordon Knight said...

I've heard about Heidegger and the nazis, what about Lewis and the Nazi's? maybe they met in some hut and talked about Dasein.

Timothy David said...

These letters are also available in the following edition of Arthur Balfour's Theism and Humanism: "http://www.amazon.com/Theism-Humanism-Book-Influenced-Lewis/dp/1587420058

Victor Reppert said...

J: That's over the line. You're banned.

T'sinadree said...

Victor, sorry this post isn't related to the topic but I was just wondering if you know of any way to get in touch with Mark D. Linville. I ask because before he left Atlanta Christian College he was working on a book entitled God and the Metaphysics of Morality. Since his departure from ACC, I'm not sure what the status of this book is. Anyway, I really enjoy Mark's work and this is a subject I'm very interested in.

Anonymous said...

Bob Prokop writing:

Victor, Thanks for calling attention to these letters. I've long been on record as believing there are only three reasonable positions for a person to take: Christianity, agnosticism, and Hinduism. I was surprised to see that Lewis may have had a similar opinion of Hinduism as my own. I have no recollection of his having said anything similar elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

T'sinadree,

I can be reached at [my last name]@bellsouth dot net.

The book project that was once listed on the ACC site has splintered into several papers, some of which were published and others of which were enthusiastically rejected by some of the most respectable journals.

You probably know about the pieces in the Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology and Contending With Christianity's Critics.

The good news is that Paul Copan and I have a contract with Continuum for a co-authored book, The Moral Argument. If we manage to do what we intend, it may prove to be the most thorough discussion and defense of that argument (or family of arguments) to date.

Mark D Linville