Books

In 1962, The Christian Century magazine published C.S. Lewis’s answer to the question, “What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?” Here is C.S. Lewis’s list of his top ten books, not including the Bible.

1. Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women, by George MacDonald
2. The Everlasting Man, by G. K. Chesterton
3. The Aeneid, by Virgil
4. The Temple, by George Herbert
5. The Prelude, by William Wordsworth
6. The Idea of the Holy, by Rudolf Otto
7. The Consolation of Philosophy, by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
8. The Life of Samuel Johnson, by James Boswell
9. Descent into Hell, by Charles Williams
10. Theism and Humanism, by Arthur James Balfour

Books Authored or Edited by C.S. Lewis:
      Chronological
      Subjects:
          Philosophy and Theology
          Fiction
          Poetry
          Literary History and Criticism

          Translation
          Autobiography
          Correspondence

Books about C.S. Lewis (Chronological)
Books by Others (Listed by Author) 

Books Authored or Edited by C.S. Lewis

Chronological:

Subjects:

     Philosophy and Theology:

     Fiction:

     Poetry:

     Literary History and Criticism:

     Translation:

     Autobiography:

     Correspondence:

Books about C.S. Lewis

Books by Others (Listed by Author)

John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton (Lord Acton):

William P. Alston:

Robert V. Andelson:

Anselm of Canterbury:

Thomas Aquinas:

Aurelius Augustine of Hippo:

Hunter Baker:

Doug Bandow:

Ian G. Barbour:

Owen Barfield:

M. Frederic Bastiat:

Richard Bauckham:

Jonathan Bean:

Mario Beauregard:

E. Calvin Beisner:

David Berlinski:

Harold J. Berman:

Ken Blanchard:

Craig L. Blomberg:

Étienne de la Boétie:

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius:

Devon Brown:

Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui:

J. Budziszewski:

Herbert Butterfield:

Cecil John Cadoux:

William T. Cavanaugh:

Alejandro Chafuen:

G. K. Chesterton:

Francis S. Collins:

Paul Copan:

William Lane Craig:

John Jefferson Davis:

Raymond de Roover:

William A. Dembski:

Dinesh D’Souza:

John Earman:

Robert B. Ekelund, Jr.:

T. S. Eliot:

Vernard Eller:

Edward Feser:

John M. Finnis:

Michael Flannery:

Antony Flew:

Richard M. Gamble:

R. Douglas Geivett:

Robert P. George:

Owen Gingerich:

Stewart Goetz:

Guillermo Gonzalez:

Marjorie Grice-Hutchinson:

Douglas R. Groothuis:

Os Guinness:

Malcolm Guite:

Gary R. Habermas:

Scott Hahn:

David W. Hall:

Bernice Hamilton:

Lewis Hanke:

James Hannam:

Adolf von Harnack:

David Bentley Hart:

Stanley Hauerwas:

Paul T. Heyne:

Francis Russell Hittinger:

Richard Hooker:

Ian H. Hutchinson:

Robert J. Hutchinson:

Oscar Jászi:

Philip Jenkins:

Byron R. Johnson:

Paul Johnson:

Charles Journet:

Henry Kamen:

Timothy Keller:

Peter Kreeft:

David T. Lamb:

John C. Lennox:

Matthew Levering:

David C. Lindberg:

Harold Lindsell:

John Locke:

George MacDonald:

Alasdair C. MacIntyre:

Henry Sumner Maine:

Moses Maimonides:

Vishal Mangalwadi:

Jacques Maritain:

Louis Markos:

Suzan Mazur:

Charles A. McDaniel:

Alister E. McGrath:

Edward B. McLean:

Angus Menuge:

Eric Metaxas:

Stephen C. Meyer:

John Micklethwait:

John Milbank:

John Milton:

Roderick Moore:

Jennifer A. Roback Morse:

J. P. Moreland:

Michael J. Murray:

Ronald H. Nash:

Robert H. Nelson:

John T. Noonan, Jr.:

Ronald L. Numbers:

Marvin R. O'Connell:

Denyse O'Leary:

Heiko A. Oberman:

Edmund A. Opitz:

Rudolf Otto:

J. I. Packer:

Blaise Pascal:

Nancy Pearcey:

Alvin Plantinga:

John C. Polkinghorne:

Samuel von Pufendorf:

Richard Purtill:

Ralph Raico:

Victor Reppert:

John Mark Reynolds:

Anne Rice:

Jay W. Richards:

Shawn Ritenour:

John W. Robbins:

Hector M. Robertson:

Heinrich A. Rommen:

Jeffrey B. Russell:

Dorothy L. Sayers:

Francis A. Schaeffer:

D. Eric Schansberg:

David L. Schindler:

John R. Schneider:

Roger Scruton:

Richard Sherlock:

Yves R. Simon:

Peter J. Stanlis:

Rodney Stark:

Lee Strobel:

Eleonore A. Stump:

Francisco Suárez:

Richard Swinburne:

Charles C. Taliaferro:

Christian Thomasius:

Brian Tierney:

Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville:

J. R. R. Tolkien:

Robert D. Tollison:

Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper:

Richard Turk:

David M. Van Drunen:

Laurence M. Vance:

Will Vaus:

Paul C. Vitz:

Michael Ward:

Richard Weikart:

Dallas Willard:

Charles W. S. Williams:

Peter S. Williams:

Thomas E. Woods, Jr.:

Nicholas Wolterstorff:

N. T. Wright:

Dean W. Zimmerman:


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