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|Apologist profile: A centennial tribute to C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)|
The Christian church has been graced with brilliant and influential thinkers since its inception. A "who's who" of such individuals might include the Apostle Paul, St. Athanasius, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Johannes Kepler, Blaise Pascal, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Wesley, and Jonathan Edwards, among many others. As that list grows to include twentieth-century names, it must include English scholar and writer C. S. Lewis. This distinguished "Oxbridge" scholar, author of science fiction and children's fantasies (in addition to nonfiction books and essays) and lay Anglican theologian, was in all his pursuits an apologist for Christianity. History will undoubtedly affirm his enduring impact on Christian thought in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond.