In this special feature, Dr Andrew Walker traces the development of the young CS Lewis through his childhood and adolescence.
His upbringing in Ulster, the early death of his mother Flora, his unhappy time at school and his tutoring by the eccentric Professor Kirkpatrick – how did they all help shape the man who argued for Mere Christianity and imagined the magical world of Narnia?
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Dr Andrew Walker is Professor of Theology and Education at Kings College London, and former Director of the CS Lewis Centre.
Photo used by permission of The Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.
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Our famous follower in these pages is CS Lewis, known as ‘the apostle to the sceptics’ in 20th century Britain, but his books, including Narnia, are read around the world. He is the author of scholarly books, science fiction, popular theology and his children’s classics, the Chronicles of Narnia. All of them shot through with his imaginative and powerful retelling of the Christian story.
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