Joseph Pearce delves into the life and literary contributions of C.S. Lewis. The discussion encompasses Lewis’s role in the Catholic cultural revival, highlighting key periods such as the Newman era and the Chester-Belloc period. Pearce explores Lewis’s stance against modernism and his attempt, much like G.K. Chesterton, to distill the essence of Christianity in works like Mere Christianity. Despite Lewis’s unique position as a non-Catholic, his profound influence on literature and Christian thought is evident, leaving a lasting legacy that contradicted his own prediction of being forgotten posthumously.
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Joseph Pearce is an English-born writer and convert to the Catholic Faith who lives in the USA. He is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions. He is the author of numerous books, including the TAN Books best-seller Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith.