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Could you please help me

Could you please help me

Postby Student » 23 May 2006, 02:36

I have a few questions.

1. Why was C.S. Lewis known as Jack?
2. Who is Mrs. Moore?
3. Who is Walter Hooper?
4. What does the title Shadowlands mean?
5. Did C.S. Lewis lose his faith after the loss of his wife?
6. What biographies have been writen about him?

If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it.
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re: Could you please help me

Postby Lady Rebecca » 23 May 2006, 05:04

A few answers! :) Welcome, by the way.

1. Why was C.S. Lewis known as Jack? He didn't like his real name, and when he was a small child, he chose the name Jack for himself (it was the name of a dog that he loved and was tragically killed by a car). The story goes that he simply refused to answer to anything else, so it stuck.

2. Mrs. Moore was the mother of one of Jack's close friends. When Jack and the young Moore (can't remember 1st name right off) went off to war, they swore to each other that if one of them should die, the other would take care of the slain's family. Jack's friend died, Jack was spared, and Jack fulfilled his word, at great cost to himself. He "adopted" Mrs. Moore and her daughter, and provided housing and support for them for years and years.

3. Who is Walter Hooper? I don't know. :)

4. What does the title Shadowlands mean? I'm not 100% sure, but I think it is talking about the world we are living in now, and how life can be overshadowed by grief. Someone help me out here.

5. Did C.S. Lewis lose his faith after the loss of his wife? No. He was shaken, he was wracked with grief, but if anything, the grief pulled him closer to God, not away from him.

6. What biographies have been written about him? I've only read one, Jack's Life by Douglas Gresham, his stepson. There are others, but I don't know what their titles are.
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Re: Could you please help me

Postby carol » 23 May 2006, 10:41

Student wrote:I have a few questions.

1. Why was C.S. Lewis known as Jack?
2. Who is Mrs. Moore?
3. Who is Walter Hooper?
4. What does the title Shadowlands mean?
5. Did C.S. Lewis lose his faith after the loss of his wife?
6. What biographies have been writen about him?

If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it.


Welcome to the site. I think you may have started in the wrong part, though, as all these questions will be answered in the really excellent collection of information, biography, multimedia, FAQs, etc on the menu.

Please do look at these; the owner has spent a lot of time and effort (not to mention his own money!) to collect and set up these resources.

EDIT:

I'm just noticing that your set of questions appears to have been lifted directly from section two of Andrew Rilstone's FAQ (linked from the FAQ here).

They are q's 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.61, 2.64, 2.7. In fact, they are identical, except for one change of verb tense.
Is this a genuine request for information?

Here is the Rilstone FAQ page:http://www.aslan.demon.co.uk/cslfaq.htm
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re: Could you please help me

Postby john » 23 May 2006, 11:21

It's possible that the teacher who assigned this took the questions from Andrew's FAQ. Now the students just have to find the FAQ and they'll have the answers. Nice one. ;)
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Thanks!!!!

Postby Student » 23 May 2006, 22:55

Thank you for ansering my questions. I greatly appreciate it.

:pleased: :grin: :) ;)
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