Tuesday, March 19, 2013

News at Eleven: [Alister] McGrath stresses young [C.S.] Lewis's

Protestant Irish background, the early death of his beloved mother, the disastrously unhappy years at school in England and the trauma of trench warfare in World War I. He speculates, as many have done before, on Lewis's relationship with Janie Moore, the mother of one of his friends killed in battle. The young scholar supported the woman throughout his life, eventually establishing a household with her and her daughter at Oxford. While the bond with Mrs. Moore might have been initially sexual, she seems to have provided Lewis with an instant family and home.

from The Washington Post: 'C.S. Lewis: A Life,' by Alister McGrath


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