that narnia dude

I’ve been reading C.S. Lewis. He’s talking about words and how they lose their meaning and become of no use to anyone when they aren’t treated in the literal sense. Like ‘gentleman’. How it use to refer to a specific type of landed noble person. How someone then used it to refer to how that specific type of person ought to behave and caused it to become a verb instead of a noun. Until it became a noun again. How this caused the original word to lose all value and meaning.

I’m mesmerized by Lewis today. So much so, I just ordered The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics. Wonder if I’ll feel the same after 752 pages of apologetics?

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  • Matt
    Jul 12, 2008 at 16:29

    I love CS Lewis Work on his space trilogy. His apologetic writings-well he does a good job at taking big topics and cutting them down so almost anyone can understand them; this is why he is considered such a great read among believers of christ. But I have to say the space trilogy is one of the best sci-fi series ever.

  • Night Writer
    Jul 15, 2008 at 18:23

    I love Lewis, but the volume of his work is staggering. A more accessible approach is the collection entitled “A Year with C. S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works”. You get short excerpts of two or three pages each day, often grouped around a theme, from his best books. I found these very thought-provoking – and often quite timely!