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C.S. LEWIS – Born Clive Staples Lewis on November 19, 1898, but was commonly called C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as “Jack”. He was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist from Belfast, Ireland. He held academic positions at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He is best known both for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape LettersThe Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetic works, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain. Lewis’s works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. Lewis and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends and both active in the informal Oxford literary group known as the “Inklings”. According to his memoir Surprised by Joy, Lewis had been baptized in the Church of Ireland (part of the Anglican Communion) 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 the Anglican Communion. His faith 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 Davidman,17 years his junior, who died four years later of cancer at the age of 45. Lewis died three years after his wife, from kidney failure. Media coverage of his death was minimal as he died on November 22, 1963, the same day that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the same day another famous author, Aldous Huxley, died. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of his death.

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