Discipleship, Bible, Christian, Studies – C.S. Lewis Institute Christian Book Classics All About C S Lewis Daniel Defoe Daniel Defoe (/ˌdænjəl dɨˈfoʊ/; c. 1660 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain, and, along with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism. Early life Daniel Foe (his original name) was probably born in the parish of St. Education Business career Defoe entered the world of business as a general merchant, dealing at different times in hosiery, general woollen goods and wine. Writing Pamphleteering and prison — Defoe's The True-Born Englishman, 1701
Religions - Christianity: C.S. Lewis The C.S. Lewis Society of California Malcolm Muggeridge Society Books Which Influenced C.S. Lewis Writers Who Influenced His Philosophy and Faith C.S. Lewis was an avid reader. It can be assumed that the Holy Scriptures would have been the single most important book to Lewis, although he did not include this self-evident text on his list. Many of the works which Lewis cited as the ten most influential in his professional and philosophical life, are available in electronic versions on the internet. 1. In Lewis' final interview, conducted for Decision magazine by editor Sherwood Wirt, he reiterated that The Everlasting Man significantly influenced his faith. The C.S. Following Lewis' lead, these authors are well worth reading... however, it is the opinion of the host of C.S. Return to C.S.
Thomas Pennant Thomas Pennant (14 June O.S. 1726 – 16 December 1798) was a Welsh naturalist, traveller, writer and antiquarian. He was born and lived his whole life at his family estate, Downing Hall near Whitford, Flintshire in Wales. As a naturalist he had a great curiosity, observing the geography, geology, plants, animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish around him and recording what he saw and heard about. Family background Downing Hall, Pennant's lifelong home The Pennants were a family of Welsh gentry from the parish of Whitford, Flintshire, who had built up a modest estate at Bychton by the seventeenth century. Pennant received his early education at Wrexham Grammar School, before moving to Thomas Croft's school in Fulham in 1740. Pennant married Elizabeth Falconer, the daughter of Lieutenant James Falconer of the Royal Navy, in 1759 and they had a son, David Pennant, born in 1763. Interests Scientific work and publications Early works Tours in Scotland
Primary History - Famous People - CS Lewis CS Lewis home page Malcolm Muggeridge's Jesus JESUS by Malcolm Muggeridge "Jesus did not come into the world to found a Church but to proclaim a Kingdom - the two being by no means the same thing." If Jesus chose Peter to be the rock on which his church was to be founded, thereby in effect nominating him to be the first of a long line of his Vicars on earth, there have been many mundane intruders into this spiritual domain, from the Emperor Constantine onwards. To those who like myself, rightly or wrongly, have become convinced that what is called 'Western civilization' is irretrievably over, and that another Dark Age is upon us, this seeming collapse of the Church is desolating. We bemoan the passing of a liturgy in which we never participated, of high virtues which we never practiced, of an obedience we never accorded and an orthodoxy we never accepted and often ridiculed. I was hungry, and you gave me meat. And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. It effectively shut him up. How vivid the scene is!