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Anscombe, G. E. M.
(1919-2001) (Elizabeth) Feb 2, 1948 read a paper at the Socratic criticising Lewis's arguments in Chapter 3 of the original edition of
. The suggestion that Lewis was humiliated by the experience seems to be an
(1561-1626) author of
(1898-1997) -- Inkling, Lewis's friend of the second kind (See Surprised by Joy) Lewis and Barfield engaged in The Great War which in annotated on the
Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus
(480-524/525) Christian philosopher of the 6th century. Consul in 510 from a prominent Roman family. Best known work
The Consolation of Philosophy
. Executed by the emperor Theodoric on suspicion of treason.
(1920 - ) -- American author of
The Martian Chronicles
and the person who in an interview during one of the Apollo missions inspired this Wiki by suggesting the possibility of creating similicrums of the great thinkers of the past.
Calabria, Fr. Giovanni
( 1873-1954) Catholic priest who corresponded with C. S. Lewis in Latin. He was canonized in April 1999.
Davidman, Helen Joy
(1915-1960) -- wife of C. S. Lewis, mother of David and Douglas Gresham, Lewis's adopted sons.
(1892-1975) -- referred to as Generallisimo Francisco Franco, supported by Nazis and Fascists during the Spanish Civil War against the Communists.
Green, Roger Lancelyn
(1918-1987) -- Inkling, student of C. S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll scholar, delivered the 1968 Andrew Lang lecture.
Griffiths, Dom Bede
student and correspondent of C. S. Lewis.
Surprised by Joy
dedicated to him.
Haldane, J. B. S.
(1892-1964) British geneticist and evolutionary biologist, an atheist and a Marxist and author of Possible Worlds and other Essays, 1927 Haldane came to the Socratic on Nov 15, 1948 and left before Lewis could respond. No doubt he had an urgent engagement, however some have suggested that he was not prepared to engage Lewis in debate.
(1554-1600) Anglican theologian, one of three credited as co-founders of Anglican theological thought. He argued for a middle way "Via Media" between Catholic and Puritan thought.
(1844-1912) Scots man of letters, now best known as a collector of fairy stories. Influence on Inklings.
(1863-1929) father of C. S. Lewis, husband of Flora. Albert had a troubled relationship with his sons, partly due to his own grief upon the death of Flora when Jack was nine. See
Surprised by Joy
(1895-1973) brother of C. S. Lewis soldier and writer on French history. Founding member of the Inklings.
Kirkpatrick, William Thompson
(1848-1921) The Great Knock, the tutor that inspired C.S. Lewis
Mathew, Gervase (1905-1976)
(1643-1727) English physicist and mathematician. Discovered the Universal Law of Gravitation. See
Penelope, Sister, CSMV (d. 1977), (1964-1977) Sr. Penelope Lawson was from the Anglican Community of St. Mary the Virgin in Wantage, England. She spent most of her time there as librarian at St. Mary's Convent and authored a number of books. She is also well-known for translations of early and medieval Christian writers. She corresponded with C. S. Lewis and sent him the copy of the face of the Shroud of Turin which hung in his bedroom for the rest of his life. She also corresponded with Thomas Merton.
) Plato is the student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle. Lewis is often said to be a Platonist, however he cites Aristotle almost as much as Plato.
Robinson, Bishop J. A. T.
(1919-1983) Anglican Bishop, author of
Honest to God
a book Lewis reacted against.
Tolkien, John R. R.
(1892-1973) author of
The Lord of the Rings
. The father of modern fantasy literature and friend of C. S. Lewis and member of the informal group known as the Inklings.
Wells, Herbert George
(1866-1946) English writer, one of those commonly referred to as the father of science fiction. H.G. Wells exerted a significant influence on the young Lewis and on his future wife Joy Davidman.
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