The medievalist C S Lewis lived a theology and spirituality of ordinary bodily life and work that we miss today. He got it directly from early and medieval Christian tradition. While today many Christians think we can be “spiritual” without acting out our faith in everyday life, medieval Christians would have laughed. What can we learn from them through Lewis?
- C. S. Lewis, “The Weight of Glory” (the sermon), in any edition of The Weight of Glory (the book).
- Chris Armstrong, two chapters from Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: chapter 7, “Getting Earthy: God’s Second Book—The Natural World,” and chapter 9: “Getting Human: How the Incarnation Lifts Up Our Humanness”
- Paul S. Fiddes, “On Theology,” in The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis.
- “The Grand Miracle,” complete text of that chapter from Lewis’s book Miracles, with two embedded video animations. This is all about the Incarnation, which is also a focal theme of my talk. http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/blog/2014/05/christianity-is-one-great-miracle-the-grand-miracle-by-c-s-lewis/
- Tom Howard, “The triumphant vindication of the body: The end of Gnosticism in That Hideous Strength,” in David Mills, ed., The Pilgrim's Guide: C. S. Lewis and the Art of Witness. A taste may be found online at Google Books, pp. 133-138.