Books

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

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Poetry

Literary History and Criticism

Translation

Autobiography

Correspondence

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Doug Bandow

Ian G. Barbour

Owen Barfield

M. Frederic Bastiat

Richard Bauckham

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E. Calvin Beisner

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Paul Copan

William Lane Craig

John Jefferson Davis

Raymond de Roover

William A. Dembski

Michael Denton

Dinesh D’Souza

Colin Duriez

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

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David W. Hall

Bernice Hamilton

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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

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George MacDonald

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Edmund A. Opitz

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Charles C. Taliaferro

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