"St. Clive": An Eastern Orthodox Author Looks Back at C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis is a rarity in the literary world. His profound knowledge of medieval history and literature produced writings steeped in Christian apologetics (as with his best-selling Mere Christianity) and spiritual reflection, Orthodox influences, philosophy, Middle Ages history, fantasy, and medieval storytelling.  C.S. Lewis shaped C.J.S. Hayward as an author and influenced the world, from his early Narnia children's books to his posthumous Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature."

"St. Clive" closely inspects not only Lewis' works, but the traditions of the Orthodox Church and its relationship to mysticism and modern technology. It's a lively discourse on mystical theology steeped in the C.S. Lewis tradition, and takes the next step to cement his ongoing relevance to modern thinking and religious studies.

Hayward's discussions in "St. Clive", accessible to lay and scholarly audiences alike, connects Lewis with the evolution of early and modern Orthodox beliefs and the nature of spiritual crisis, Christian faith, and God's meaning in daily living.

Readers of apologists like G.K. Chesterton and Peter Kreeft, contemporary Orthodox authors such as Met. KALLISTOS Ware, John Behr, Andrew Louth, and classic authors like St. John Chrysostom and St. Atnanasius will find "St. Clive" offers much food for spiritual reflection.

An Eastern Orthodox author, Brother Christos S. Hayward is a novice from St. Demetrios Monastery in Spotsylvania, Virginia.