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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

(p.192) 15 Memories of the Socratic Club
C. S. Lewis and His Circle

Stella Aldwinckle

Oxford University Press

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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