CS Lewis' ideas and quotes

bucky

Pelican
I'm curious as to what catholics and the orthodox think of CS Lewis. For english speaking protestants he's like a our own Thomas Aquinas. Is he has popular in other denominations?
My wife is Catholic. I'm not, but I attend mass with her. Her parish priest has quoted C.S. Lewis at least once that I can remember, and I think more than once.

I've only read the Narnia series as a kid and The Screwtape Letters as an adult. I think it was in the introduction to the latter that he says that the two most common mistakes regarding demons are 1) not believing in them and 2) believing in them and
taking an unhealthy interest in them. That always stuck with me and has helped me avoid making either mistake myself.
 
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Who can name the book? No cheating. If any of you have read this book I'll be surprised if you don't guess correctly straight-away:

'Will you come with me to the mountains? It will hurt at first, until your feet are hardened. Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows. But will you come?'
Sounds like The Pilgrim's Regress, but I do not recall that line in particular.
 

Sombro

Ostrich
With today's abundance of Foodies, Gluten Pleaders and Karens, I often see examples of Lewis' expanded definition of gluttony -- not that of excess, but of delicacy.

"...her whole life is enslaved to this kind of sensuality, which is quite concealed from her by the fact that the quantities involved are small. But what do quantities matter, provided we can use a human belly and palate to produce querulousness, impatience, uncharitableness and self-concern? Glubose has this old woman well in hand. She is a positive terror to hostesses and servants. She is always turning from what has been offered her to say with a demure little sigh and a smile ‘Oh please, please ... all I want is a cup of tea, weak but not too weak, and the teeniest weeniest bit of really crisp toast’. You see? Because what she wants is smaller and less costly than what has been set before her, she never recognises as gluttony her determination to get what she wants, however troublesome it may be to others."

But what about the “gluttony of delicacy”? As examples of gluttony, is it legitimate to point to the abundance of different foods and cuisines we enjoy, our access to several television channels purely dedicated to “food porn,” and perhaps even some segments of the organic food movement?
Food and drink is important — very important — in human life and relations. But has it become too much of an obsession for many in modern society? Does gluttony reign today?
https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/cs-lewis-deadly-sin-gluttony/
 
My wife is Catholic. I'm not, but I attend mass with her. Her parish priest has quoted C.S. Lewis at least once that I can remember, and I think more than once.

I've only read the Narnia series as a kid and The Screwtape Letters as an adult. I think it was in the introduction to the latter that he says that the two most common mistakes regarding demons are 1) not believing in them and 2) believing in them and
taking an unhealthy interest in them. That always stuck with me and has helped me avoid making either mistake myself.
There was a production of The Screwtape Letters that made it to my city, and I kick myself for not going! Ugh.... I also missed a play about Lewis and Tolkien having a long evening discussion, around a parlor fire.
 
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