Clive Staples Lewis, Spiritual Writer, 1963
(professor at Cambridge)
22 November

[C S Lewis portrait]

Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898. After Army service, he demonstrated academic brilliance at Oxford, then became English tutor at Magdalen College where he remained for thirty years and earned great distinction by producing several works of scholarship. He became a Christian in 1936 and was a prolific writer in that subject as in others. In 1954 he became Professor of Mediaeval and Renaissance English at Cambridge, and thereafter divided his time between the two universities. He is remembered for his productive writings in popular theology. He died on this day in 1963.

If celebrated as a Lesser Festival, Common of Spiritual Writers, EH page 473

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