R. I. P. Kennedy, Lewis, and Huxley

November 22, 2013

President Kennedy, C. S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley—all three men died on the same day in the same year: November 22nd, 1963.  On this fiftieth anniversary of their deaths, Eric Schulzke at the Mormon-owned Deseret News discusses the three men’s spiritual beliefs and lives at some length.  (He also mentions Catholic Peter Kreeft’s book attempting to bring the three men’s beliefs into conversation with each other, literally.)  British pro-liberty politician Daniel Hannan in the Telegraph, Matthew J. Franck at the Catholic First Things, and evangelical columnist Cal Thomas also offer some thoughts.

For my part, I’ll just mention that Anglican apologist C. S. Lewis (especially his book Mere Christianity) was a big part of how I first converted to Christianity.  I recommend basically everything by him—Mere Christianity, The Problem of Pain, MiraclesThe Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, That Hideous Strength, Till We Have Faces, and more.

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