How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien’s ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’

How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien’s ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ By Alicia Kort, Newsweek | Repost In the 20th century, two British authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, dominated the world’s imagination with their original works, which have been translated into more than 39 languages, printed in more than 300 million copies and were … Continue reading How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien’s ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’

C.S. Lewis on Christianity and politics

John Fischer The Catch


In a recent article in The New York Times about the political views of C.S. Lewis, Peter Wehner writes,

For those of us who believe in the truth of Christianity and still believe in the good of politics, the last several decades — and the last 15 months in particular — have often been painful. Like water that refracts light and changes the shape of things, politics can distort and invert Christianity, turning a faith that at its core is about grace, reconciliation and redemption into one that is characterized by bitterness, recriminations and lack of charity. There is a good deal of hating and dehumanization going on in the name of Christ.

Followers of Jesus aren’t doing a very good job of living faithfully in a broken world, perhaps because we’re looking inward instead of upward. “Aim at heaven and you will get earth ‘thrown in,’ ” Lewis reminded…

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