Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis
The Value of Friendship
Topic: Family & Friendship
I have no duty to be anyone’s Friend and no man in the world has a duty to be mine. No claims, no shadow of necessity. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
Clive Staples Lewis, commonly known as C. S. Lewis, was a British writer and scholar born on November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland. He is best known for his works of fiction, particularly "The Chronicles of Narnia" series, which has become a beloved classic of children's literature. Lewis was a prolific writer who wrote on a wide range of subjects, including literary criticism, theology, and Christian apologetics. He was a close friend of fellow writer J.R.R. Tolkien, with whom he shared a passion for myth and fantasy.
Lewis attended Oxford University, where he earned a degree in English language and literature. He later returned to Oxford as a professor, teaching there from 1925 until 1954. During his time at Oxford, Lewis became a prominent member of a group of writers and thinkers known as the Inklings, which included Tolkien and others. Throughout his career, Lewis wrote numerous books, essays, and articles, and his work has had a significant influence on both Christian theology and popular culture. He died on November 22, 1963, in Oxford, England.
The Four Loves
Lewis, C. S. The Inspirational Writings of C.S. Lewis: Surprised by Joy, Reflections on the Psalms, the Four Loves, the Business of Heaven. Inspirational Press, 1991.
C. S. Lewis
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