Living Words – C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you…

On the Reading of Old Books, By C. S. Lewis

This piece was written by C. S. Lewis as an Introduction to a 1944 translation of *St Athanasius’ The Incarnation of the Word of God. There is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by the professionals, and that the amateur should content himself with the modern…