Saturday, July 23, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 84

Before beginning his examination of Ovid Gil quibbles with the following quote from C. S. Lewis:
“Christians and pagans have much more in common with each other than either have with a post Christian. The gap between those who worship different gods is not so wide as that between those who worship and those who do not. A post Christian is not a pagan. You might as well think a married woman recovers her virginity by divorce. The post Christian is cut off from the Christian past and therefore doubly cut off from the pagan past.”

(from C S Lewis' inaugural Lecture from The Chair of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University in 1954)

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