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C. S. Lewis and His CircleEssays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society$
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Roger White, Judith Wolfe, and Brendan Wolfe

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190214340

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.001.0001

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Marrying C. S. Lewis

Marrying C. S. Lewis

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(p.187) 14 Marrying C. S. Lewis
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C. S. Lewis and His Circle
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Peter Bide

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0014

In 1957, C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, who was suffering from cancer, entered Christian marriage at her hospital bed. Because Davidman was divorced, this was not a straightforward matter at the time. This chapter, which was written by the priest who married Lewis and Davidman, tells the story of the marriage: the author's own friendship with Lewis, Lewis’s request, the occasion itself, and its aftermath.

Keywords:   C. S. Lewis, Joy Davidman, divorce

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