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Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples)

Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception

Volume 16
Editor(s): Christine Helmer, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric J. Ziolkowski
De Gruyter (Berlin, Boston) 2018


Anthony Swindell

C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) was a prominent English scholar of medieval literature and author of popular fiction with Christian religious themes aimed at both adults and children. It was The Screwtape Letters (1942), a comic and yet highly didactic account of the correspondence between a devil and his diabolical acolyte, that brought him international fame. In general Lewis favored the creation of new fantasies in the genres of science fiction and romantic adventure rather than the direct retelling…

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