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.”