Who was Clive Staples Lewis?

  • He was from Belfast.
  • He was a veteran of The Great War (WWI).
  • He taught English at Oxford. He was a layman.
  • He hung out with a group of intellectuals known as the Inklings at Oxford’s Eagle & Child Pub, dubbed “The Bird and the Baby” by the Inklings.
  • He had some close Christian intellectual friends, including J.R.R.Tolkien, Hugo Tyson, and Dorothy Sayers. Tolkien introduced Lewis to the ideas of apologist G.K. Chesterton, who significantly impacted Lewis’ views on Christianity.
  • He was an atheist until 1929, when he became a theist. In 1931, he became a Christian.
    His autobiography is Surprised by Joy. Coincidentally, he later married a woman whose middle name was Joy.
  • His friends called him “Jack.”
Clive Staples Lewis

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