C.S. Lewis on the cover of Time Magazine

C.S. Lewis on the cover of Time MagazineThanks to Brian LePort for linking to a “rediscovered” Time Magazine cover story, from 8th September, 1947, featuring the famous Christian author C.S. Lewis.

In his post Brian looks mainly at Lewis’s interesting remarks on anthropomorphic language – apparently quoted from his then forthcoming book Miracles.

I agree with Brian, and with Lewis. But this is the quotation I would like to share with you, not from Lewis but from the article’s author:

Lewis (like T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, et al.) is one of a growing band of heretics among modern intellectuals: an intellectual who believes in God.

65 years later, are believers still considered heretics, in those circles? And is their band still growing, or shrinking? The world needs more people like C.S. Lewis: forthright Christians with academic integrity and writing skills, or perhaps other media skills for our rather different age, who can speak God’s truth into our popular culture.

0 thoughts on “C.S. Lewis on the cover of Time Magazine

  1. Fascinating – I knew about this Time article (it’s mentioned in most Lewis biographies) but have never read it.

    One inaccuracy, either in the article itself or in the transcription of it, is that the George MacDonald book Lewis read, which ‘baptized his imagination’, was called ‘Phantastes’, not ‘Phantasies’.

  2. Pingback: C.S. Lewis ‘Time’ article from 1947 | Faith, Folk and Charity

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