C. S. Lewis Biography

Clive Staples Lewis, commonly called C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as "Jack", was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist. Born in Belfast, Ireland, he held academic positions at both Oxford University, 1925–54, and Cambridge University, 1954–63. He is best known both for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

Lewis and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends. Both authors served on the English faculty at Oxford University, and both were 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 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, becoming "a very ordinary layman of the Church of England". Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
C. S. Lewis
Full Name:
Clive Staples Lewis
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Novelist, Writer, Philosopher, Poet, Broadcaster, Screenwriter
Religion:
Anglicanism, Christianity
Date of Birth:
November 29, 1898
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
November 22, 1963
Age at Death:
64
Cause of Death:
Renal failure
Marriages
  • 1956-04-23
    Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England
C. S. Lewis Timeline
  • 1950-10-16
    The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London
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