C.S. Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1898 and became a prolific Irish writer and scholar. He is best known for his ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ fantasy series and his pro-Christian texts, especially his collection of radio talks that were published under the title “Mere Christianity Following his graduation from Oxford he was given a teaching position at Magdalen College where he formed friendships with other intellectuals. It was through conversations with this group that he was re-introduced to Christianity.
He would become famous for his work as an apologist, explaining his beliefs through logic and philosophy. Lewis defines four types of love derived from these Greek terms: Agape is the highest form of love unconditional and all encompassing, the love of God Eros is romantic loving, a bond common to the celebration Valentine’s Day Storge is affection and familial love, such as the deep bond for a child Philia represents the love of friends and intertwined relationships Lewis said, “Agape is all giving, not getting…Giving money is only one way of showing charity; to give time and toil is far better and (for most of us) harder.”
Paul said, Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
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