Christians Mark 50th Anniversary of C.S. Lewis's Death

As Americans mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, Christians worldwide are remembering a beloved and renowned defender of their faith who died the same day.

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by Associated Press

LONDON- As Americans mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, Christians worldwide are remembering a beloved and renowned defender of their faith who died the same day.

In London, Westminster Abbey is holding a service today to dedicate a memorial to C.S. Lewis, the prolific author whose writings ranged from scholarly reflections on Christianity to "The Chronicles of Narnia."
Lewis died from renal failure on Nov. 22, 1963, a week shy of his 65th birthday.
Last Sunday, a commemorative service was held at Holy Trinity Church in Oxford, where Lewis worshipped for 30 years.
King's College Professor Alister McGrath, who has written a new biography of Lewis, recalled that Lewis once wrote, "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."