C.S. Lewis: The Signature Classics Audio Collection: The Screwtape Letters, the Great Divorce, the Problem of Pain, Mere Christianity
By: Lewis, C. S., Simmons, James, Ackland, Joss
Format: Compact Disc
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Using allegoric narrative, stinging satire, reasoned insight, and his signature wealth of compassion, C.S. Lewis wrote highly entertaining and deeply illuminating essays and books of popular theology that revealed the shared beliefs of Christianity and explored the nature of good and evil.
This collection of four of his most imaginative and intelligent works displays a scintillating brilliance that remains strikingly fresh and confirms C.S. Lewis's reputation as one of the leading writers and thinkers of our or any age.
18 Hours. 17 CDs. This collection includes: The Problem of Pain read by James Simmons, The Screwtape Letters read by Joss Ackland, The Great Divorce read by Robert Whitfield, Mere Christianity. Read by Geoffrey Howard.
|Release Date: October 4, 2005|
|Binding: Compact Disc||Print Size: |
|Height: 2.36 inches||Width: 5.30 inches|
|Length: 5.78 inches||Weight: 1.13 pounds|
|Lewis, C. S.|
Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as Jack, was an Irish-born British novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is also known for his fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy.
Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R. Tolkien, and both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the "Inklings". According to his memoir Surprised by Joy, Lewis had been baptised in the Church of Ireland at birth, but fell away from his faith during his adolescence. Owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, at the age of 32 Lewis returned to Christianity, becoming "a very ordinary layman of the Church of England". His conversion had a profound effect on his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.
In 1956, he married the American writer Joy Gresham, 17 years his junior, who died four years later of cancer at the age of 45.
Lewis died three years after his wife, as the result of renal failure. His death came one week before his 65th birthday. Media coverage of his death was minimal, as he died on 22 November 1963 – the same day that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the same day another famous author died, Aldous Huxley.
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