Religious biography[ edit ] Lewis is mainly known as a biographer of John WyclifWilliam CaxtonReginald Pecockand Bishop John Fisherleaving heavy works of research written with a Protestant slant: In which is given an Account of the Rise and Progress of the Art of Prynting in England during his time, tillwas first published, Lond. It was superseded by William Blades 's Biography of Caxton.
His Life and Works C. He died on November 22,the same day President John F. He had only one sibling, a brother, Warren, who was three years older and with whom he remained friends all his life. On the often dreary days, time would be spent in reading and in imaginative games involving "dressed animals" and "knights in armor.
Perhaps the most significant event of his early life was the death of his mother when he was age nine.
There was to be much fun, many pleasures, many stabs of joy; but no more of the old security. It was sea and islands now; the great continent had sunk like Atlantis.
Albert Lewis, perhaps out of grief, withdrew and decided to send both sons to a boarding school. During this period, Lewis attended church and attempted to take his beliefs seriously.
He tried to pray every night but developed what he describes as a "false conscience" about it. He had been told that it was not enough to say your prayers but also to think about what you were saying.
As soon as he had finished his prayers each night, he would ask himself, "Are you sure you were really thinking about what you were saying? This led to insomnia and nightly torment and, Lewis says, "Had I pursued the same road much further, I think I should have gone mad.
He lost his faith, virtue, and simplicity.
Later he rid himself of unchastity, atheism, and the occult, but not another acquired habit: When he was sixteen, Lewis was sent to be tutored by W. At their first meeting at the train station, young Jack as he chose to call himself made a comment to Kirk about not expecting the "wildness" of the scenery of Surrey.
Never was he more mistaken. It had never occurred to Jack that his thoughts needed to be based on anything. Kirk concluded, "Do you not see, then, that you had no right to have any opinion whatever on the subject? In fact, much of the clarity of his writing, his careful choice of words, his considered arguments for the faith, and his later tutorial style were shaped during this period.
Many factors combined to lead him away from his atheism and to the robust faith of his later years. In fact, Lewis later argued that, "it is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
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