Introduction: The Life of C.S. Lewis

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Joel D. Heck


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Heck, J. D. “Introduction: The Life of C.S. Lewis”. Linguaculture, vol. 10, no. 2, Dec. 2019, pp. 7-22, doi:10.47743/lincu-2019-2-0141.
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Joel D. Heck, Concordia University Texas, U.S.A.

Joel D. Heck teaches theology at Concordia University Texas, which includes courses in Old and New Testament and the life and writings of C.S. Lewis. He holds the Doctor of Theology from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He is the author or editor of fourteen books, including two books on C.S. Lewis. In 2005, his book, Irrigating Deserts: C.S. Lewis on Education, was published by Concordia Publishing House. In 2008 The Personal Heresy, authored by C.S. Lewis & E. M. W. Tillyard, was edited and reprinted by Heck. Dr. Heck spent the fall of 2004 in Oxford, working with Walter Hooper on Vol. III of Lewis’s Collected Letters and the fall of 2012 in Cambridge, doing additional research on Lewis. His most recent book, From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C.S. Lewis, was released earlier in 2017, also by Concordia Publishing House.


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