C. S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

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Hodder & Stoughton, Apr 11, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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The recent Narnia films have inspired a resurgence of interest in C. S. Lewis, the Oxford academic, popular theologian and, most famously, creator of the magical world of Narnia - and this authoritative new biography, published to mark the 50th anniversary of Lewis's death, sets out to introduce him to a new generation. Completely up to date with scholarly studies of Lewis, it also focuses on how Lewis came to write the Narnia books, and why they have proved so consistently engaging.

Accessible and engaging, this new biography will appeal to fans of the films, readers of Lewis and of theologian and apologist Alister McGrath himself.

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User Review  - sparkleandchico - LibraryThing

This was okay but didn't hold my interest. I had to abandon it towards the end due to time constraints. I hadn't read any other books about Lewis' life so some of the detail was interesting. I think ... Read full review

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User Review  - jnmwheels - LibraryThing

McGrath attempts to write a balanced inspection of the life of C. S. Lewis, his rise to influential Christian theologian and some of the reasons for his lingering impact today. The book will cause ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Alister McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, and Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford. After initial academic work in the natural sciences, Alister turned to the study of theology and intellectual history, while occasionally becoming engaged in broader cultural debates about the rationality and relevance of the Christian faith. He is the author of many academic and theological works, as well as the bestselling The Dawkins Delusion and, most recently, his acclaimed C. S. Lewis - A Life.

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