Saturday, October 04, 2014

C. S. Lewis Audio Recordings

Since it is Saturday and I have a very busy day today, I just wanted to post a couple of links to some original recordings of C. S. Lewis speaking, first broadcast by the BBC in 1944 and 1948. The first one on that page is part of what became Mere Christianity and the second one is an introduction to The Great Divorce. 

That reminded me that Into the Wardrobe has a multimedia section with some additional audio files of C. S. Lewis. This includes:
These 3 are very short clips, but still fun!

And as a bonus, here is a quote that I love, from his essay "God in the Dock":

"To conclude - you must translate every bit of your Theology into the vernacular. This is very troublesome and means that you can say very little in half an hour, but it is essential. It is also of the greatest service to your own thought. I have come to the conviction that if you cannot translate your thoughts into uneducated language, then your thoughts are confused."

C. S. Lewis; God in the Dock

I think so much of the genius of Lewis was being able to do exactly what he describes here: that is, to take seemingly complicated theology and translate his thoughts into more readable language.


In response to the 31 Day blogging challenge, I will be posting every day in October. You can read previous posts HERE. Follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter to be notified of new posts. You can also Subscribe to get posts sent to you by email. (There is a simple form towards the top on the right where you can do this.)

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Index of Posts:
Day 1: 31 Days of C. S. Lewis (Introduction)
Day 2. C. S. Lewis on Longing (In "The Weight of Glory")
Day 3. C. S. Lewis on Sehnsucht (Longing and Desire in The Weight of Glory)
Day 4. C.S. Lewis Recordings

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