The life of C.S. Lewis

by: Jacob Spring

C. S. Lewis, or Jack Lewis, was born in Belfast, Ireland on November 29, 1898. He went to Oxford for 29 years before becoming a professor of medieval and renaissance literature at Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 1955. In addition to his teaching duties at the University, Lewis began to publish books. His first major work, The Pilgrim's Regress (1933), was about his own spiritual journey to christian faith. Other works followed that won him acclaim not only as a writer of books on religious subjects, but also as a writer of academic works and popular novels.