It is strange how the world turns sometimes--tomorrow I start the first class I've taken in many years, and one of the texts we are to read is Orthodoxy, and another is Lewis' Abolition of Man, which I have also read. So I have a bit of a head start, but probably a lot of work any way. I'm still struggling through Everlasting Man, but finding the end more interesting and readable than most of the beginning. I'm still hoping someone else will start a new thread for it.
I hope the following list of Lewis' books might be helpful, interesting, and motivating to anyone unfamiliar with him. Some of his writings have been republished by his executor under new titles, which has led to some confusion and even a bit of controversy--but probably anything religious today will provoke controversy from some sources.
For anyone seeking to improve their skills in evangelization or apologetics--even (and especially) with your kids and your friends--I believe Lewis was one of the best.
Please ignore page references--they are only to a notebook of mine, and my computer illiteracy makes removing them a difficult and high risk task.
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Abolition of Man 1943 3 Essays p12
Allegory of Love 1936 p4
An Experiment in Criticism 1961 p39
Arthurian Torso 1948 p18
Beyond Personality 1945 (later Mere Christianity - 1952 ) p13
Broadcast Talks p44 (later Mere Christianity-1952)
The Case for Christianity 1943 (later Mere Christianity- 1952 ) p11a
Christian Behavior 1943 (later Mere Christianity - 1952 ) p10
Chronicles of Narnia (6 vols) 1951-56 p26
The Dark Tower p45
Dymer 1926 poetry p2
English Lit in the 16th Century p14
The Four Loves 1960 p35a (the year Joy died)
George MacDonald: An Anthology p43
God in the Dock essays p41
The Great Divorce 1945 p16
A Grief Observed 1961 p38
Horse and Boy 1954 30
The Last Battle 1956 p33 ??Joy Cancer?
Letters to Malcomb 1964, 1963 (?) p42 On prayer
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 1950 p20
The Magician's Nephew 1954 p31
Mere Christianity 1952 republication of 3 or 4? above p27
I very much admire Lewis' evangelization, and share your wish that I had learned more of him in college. I have 14-15 of his books, and just dusted off Miracles in the hopes you might still want to discuss it, or some of his others.
One of my primary reflections generated by Miracles is whether Lewis chose a very narrow definition for the term miracle (p5)--I look for the hand of God in everything, and pray frequently for His Intervention in all kinds of mundane things.
Don't be put off by Lewis taking his own sweet time getting to much discussion of specific miracles--he does in fact get there by Ch 14, even though at pg three I thought he might be saying he wouldn't go there.
I think Lewis can be hard reading because he thinks so much more deeply about things than I do--I'm afraid I've been programmed to look for the quick sound-bite answer. I've learned to bounce to the next chapter, or back to review the last when Lewis gets over my head, and come back later to the hard part--I've really enjoyed his books, especially Mere Christianity, Surprised by Joy, Letters to Malcom, Pilgrim's Regess, Great Divorce, Weight of Glory. I hope you do too.
I urge recognition of politics as a very tough but important job, and the only real alternative to warfare except surrender, which I most strongly recommend against. I pray you succeed in getting overseas for an extended visit--I think you will conclude as most travellers have that there is no better place to live than the US.
Just finished Peter Kreeft's An Ocean Full of Angels - it is excellent! It has been a long time since I've given myself the luxury of reading a 'novel'; Ocean is both a fascinating, engaging story, and a fine overview of Peter Kreeft's dearest topics and themes. Plus there is a lot of great history.
If it has been a while since you allowed yourself a fun read, you have the perfect excuse here in a book with so much history, philosophy, and theology - go to your local Catholic bookstore and buy it!