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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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Memories of the Socratic Club

Memories of the Socratic Club

Chapter:
(p.192) 15 Memories of the Socratic Club
Source:
C. S. Lewis and His Circle
Author(s):

Stella Aldwinckle

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0015

From 1942 to 1955, C. S. Lewis was president of the Oxford Socratic Club, a student and faculty club dedicated to constructive debates between Christians and non-Christians. It was in this club that Lewis debated Elizabeth Anscombe in 1949. This chapter gives a history of the club. It includes striking anecdotes as well as valuable background information about this important aspect of Lewis’s university life.

Keywords:   Oxford Socratic Club, Elizabeth Anscombe, C. S. Lewis

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