“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”
― C.S Lewis
The intent of this blog is to create a community of C.S Lewis scholars, and will function to incubate a central hub of Lewis based discourse. Whether you have studied Lewis seriously, perused his writings casually, or have simply found yourself captivated by his popular work, my hope is that you will each find something of interest and value. While the primary aim of this blog is to drive deeper into Lewis’s life as a scholar, it will by necessity encompass both his academic and non academic writings. My hope in embarking on such a journey is to bring together a network of academic and non academic research to challenge and drive my own studies concerning his life. My goal is not to write or define Lewis’s place in history – he has done that well enough on his own merits – but simply to merge a synthetic comprehension of his spheres of influence; creating a narrative which combines an understanding of Lewis as the author, the scholar, the apologist, the radio broadcaster, the Christian, and ultimately as one of Britain’s most popular writers of the 20th century.
My own areas of interest and study in Lewis scholarship specifically rests in his reception in the academic spheres at the height of his popularity, while examining the evolution of both scholarly and public opinions of his work in the early 21st century. However, as this is only an introductory posting, I will delay in adding anything further to this particular strain of thought.
So for now, I bid you a very warm welcome. I am very excited by possibility this page represents, and hope that it produces new insights into the life and writings of C.S Lewis. Feel free to follow this page & we shall see where this adventure takes us.