History is filled with individuals who’ve contributed to the study of religion, whether they were religious or not. From time to time, the New Inklings will profile some of these great thinkers. Today, we honor the great 20th century philosopher and author, C.S. Lewis.
Clive Staples Lewis is recognized as one of the twentieth century’s great thinkers, authors, and apologists. An atheist who eventually progressed to theism and then Christianity, Lewis was a founding member of The Inklings (for whom this blog is named).
An avid writer, Lewis published several seminal works on Christianity, namely Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters. He is also the author of the classic Narnia series. Some of his lesser known works are A Grief Observed, which chronicles his journey through the grief that came with the passing of his wife. He also dealt with spiritually and pain in The Problem of Pain. Lewis also had a movie made about him called Shadowlands, in which Anthony Hopkins plays him.
For his contributions to literature and Christian apologetics, The New Inklings raise their glasses and recognize C. S. Lewis as an Honorary New Inkling.
The video below is the lone surviving audio of Lewis’ voice, in which he discusses prayer on BBC radio.