Jack in Retrospect: NEW LOCATION
May 22, 2013
As you might have heard (or seen) my larger site (Essential C.S. Lewis) has been revised and makes it much easier to read the latest Jack in Retrospect Weekly (along with past columns and other features I do). So…starting now, the complete weekly essay will be available only there. Below, however is part of it to let you know some of what is happening (to get you interested enough to make the jump to read the rest!):
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Highlights for this week over the life of Lewis include a prize winning essay, his first Christian book that was his only true allegory and a Pentecost sermon.
By the time Lewis celebrated his thirty-third birthday he had two published books to his credit. He also had finished another book that would be released less than a year later. It occurred this week on the 25th in 1933. The book, The Pilgrim’s Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason and Romanticism was different in several ways from the other titles. This wasn’t a book of poetry, as his initial books were, and it was also his first book after returning to the Christian faith. This debut prose effort was his only pure allegory, but it was also somewhat of a difficult read. Lewis himself even admitted it and ten years after its release wrote a preface to explain the material.