What Every Christian Should Know About
The Life and Works of C. S. Lewis
by Jefrey Breshears
Our Areopagus seminar for the first semester of 2018 is one of my favorite courses in our catalogue: “C. S. Lewis: The Life and Works of a ‘Mere Christian’.” As most Christians know, Lewis was an intellectual dynamo and one of the 20th century’s most gifted and prolific writers. A first-rate scholar, Christian apologist, poet, sci-fi writer, and author of children’s fantasy novels, he wrote with charm, wit, profound insight, and occasional eloquence. Disinterested in impressing the literati and the academic elite, he wrote for the common man
in a conversational and accessible tone without pandering to his audience.