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C.S. Lewis, the beloved writer of such Christian classics as Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters, has come to Logos! Analyzing such wide ranging subjects as the idea of love in medieval literature or the reign of relativism among the post-Christian West, Lewis’ works have touched audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Beginning life as a student with a knack for storytelling, he went on to Oxford to study classical literature. Although an atheist, Lewis eventually embraced Christianity and began writing about the Christian faith.
The C.S. Lewis Collection presents his finest material, including Miracles, The Weight of Glory, A Grief Observed, and his science fiction epic The Space Trilogy. His various writings on literature and language are also featured, such as his famous work The Allegory of Love, a study on courtly love in the Middle Ages. The C.S. Lewis Collection also contains his collected letters, spanning over 3,000 pages, and various devotional resources that gather the best of Lewis’ writing in one place.
In the C. S. Lewis Collection, readers will have a wide range of works by Lewis on many unique and deeply theological subjects.
For example, they will have the first book C. S. Lewis wrote after his conversion, The Pilgrim's Regress, about a pilgrim named John whose travels to an enchanting island create an intense longing for something more. Though fiction, it portrays Lewis' personal search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction in narrative form.
They'll also have The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition at their fingertips, the work that kicked off Lewis' academic career. In The Allegory of Love, readers will explore "courtly love" and the allegorical method—from eleventh–century Languedoc through sixteenth-century England. Lewis devotes considerable attention in this work to The Romance of the Rose and The Faerie Queene and poets like Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, and Thomas Usk.
Owners of this collection will enjoy reading some of Lewis' science fiction works like Out of the Silent Planet, Lewis' first novel in his classic and beloved science fiction trilogy. In it readers will discover mystical creatures, a world of marvels, wars, and otherworldly realities.
Plus, they'll dive into some of Lewis' most famous works, like his chilling Screwtape Letters, a fictional collection of letters from a "tempter" named Screwtape to his nephew, Wormwood. In the letters, Screwtape advises his nephew on how best to tempt a person into sin and, eventually, hell—a challenge for all believers to consider what is happening behind the thin veil separating us from the unseen world.
And in Miracles, Lewis challenges rationalists, agnostics, and deists and affirms miracles still occur today. Lewis uses the primary example of the incarnation to support his argument, which he says prepares the way for every other miracle.
Finally, they'll read Lewis' reflections on the Narnia chronicles, one of his most beloved works of all, in A Year with Aslan: Daily Reflections from the Chronicles of Narnia
Many other titles are available in the collection, allowing readers to explore the multiple topics and teachings Lewis offers.
The 30-volume C. S. Lewis Collection is chock-full of some of Lewis' most beloved and popular resources, allowing readers to explore his views on topics ranging from love and loss, pain and grief, miracles and the supernatural. Below are only a few examples:
In Logos Bible Software, Lewis’ insights and observations are integrated with your library. Whether you are a C.S. Lewis scholar or simply an admirer, Logos Bible Software helps you better understand his writings with powerful features and search capabilities. For instance, we have tagged his collected letters by author, recipient, and date. Thus, if you wanted to read every letter from Lewis to Tolkien in the 1950s, simply search with this criteria and Logos compiles all the relevant letters. Important terms in Lewis’ works link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for, such as every mention of “glory” or “joy”. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898 – 1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than 30 books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classic Mere Christianity.