C. S. Lewis -
This work will be published in March 2013 in North America (Tyndale House), and April 2013 in the United Kingdom (Hodder & Stoughton). This 140,000 word (450 pages) book is based on detailed archival work in Oxford, Cambridge, and other locations, and breaks new ground at many points. New documents have been uncovered, and new interpretations of aspects of Lewis’s life are offered, above all, a reconsideration of the chronology of his conversion to Christianity. The biography will be supplemented by a collection of eight major academic essays on Lewis, to be published in May 2013.
The book’s main conclusion is that Lewis was not converted in 1929, but in 1930. This conclusion is supported by at least four convergent lines of argument. This conclusion contradicts Lewis scholarship to date, and also Lewis’s own memories of his conversion, as set out in Surprised by Joy.
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