C.S. Lewis: A Faith Observed

On November 22, 1963, America was shaken to its foundations by the murder of a young and virile president at the apex of our nation's power. But lost in that maelstrom of mourning were the passing of two wildly influential men: the writers Aldous Huxley and Clive Staples Lewis. While the former was a noted visionary who articulated his commentary about the human condition by addressing topics such as enhancing perception through mescaline or in warning us about the barbed lure of Utopia, Lewis labored in the mines of reasoned rhetoric in service to a God he had once vehemently disdained. It would be his eventual conversion that made an erudite and aloof intellect one of the shining beacons of twentieth-century literature in the spheres of apologetic discourse and children's fiction. We perhaps love him best for the latter. No child of eight or eighty ("Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again," as Lewis once put it.) that encounters the character of...(Read Full Article)