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Paddy Moore - what is his full name?[edit]

The article says "Lewis shared a room with another cadet, Edward Courtnay Francis "Paddy" Moore (1898–1918)", however the Commonweath War Graves Commission do not list anyone with this name. There is a Ernest Frank Courtney Moore who died in 1918 and was an officer, as was Lewis. (Web reference http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2281700/MOORE,%20ERNEST%20FRANK%20COURTNEY ). Is this the same person? If so, I assume there is a mistake either by the CWGC (unlikely) or the reference.

Anglican Writers[edit]

I was a little surprised to not see Lewis listed in the Anglican Authors link. The page link there says the main article must have an attachment to it. It would be good to link this article to the Anglican writer and possibly theologians sections. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Anglican_writers

From WikiBooks[edit]

"The Screwtape Letters" is fiction. But only fiction in the sense that the characters and the dialogue sprang from the imagination of one of the greatest modern Christian writers. Yet in our terrestrial reality the issues confronted in this book play out in our lives every day.

—WikiBooks

...since it is technically classified as “fiction”[1]-- let me say that it is essentially non-fiction, ...[2]

CBN

Although the book is technically fiction, it is, nevertheless, non-fiction in that it illustrates real spiritual principles based on a solid understanding of human nature and the spiritual world.

References

Semi-protected edit request on 5 January 2015[edit]

i would like to request an edit because "Nequaquam nobis divinitus esse paratam Naturam rerum; tanta stat praedita culpa" means "No, we are divinely ready The nature of things ; stands so endowed fault" not "Had God designed the world, it would not be A world so frail and faulty as we see"[1]

Joe mcnarvy (talk) 21:19, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ i got my information from a translator
X mark.svg Not done Actually, the translation in the article (though free, to preserve the rhyme) is reasonably close to the sense of the original. Another translation gives: That in no wise the nature of all things / For us was fashioned by a power divine - / So great the faults it stands encumbered with. -- Elphion (talk) 23:13, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 January 2015[edit]

hi


Zomb13man13 (talk) 15:26, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 16:11, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Honour Declined subsection[edit]

I have added mention of his being named but declined a membership of the Order of the British Empire in 1951 (the last honours list of George VI). I have lifted a paragraph about this from the article on the Order but it is unclear in what capacity he was named for it (literature, academic services, broadcasting?) so I have made a subsection of it sandwiched between Second World War and Chair at Cambridge University. His sketch in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004) states he declined a CBE (Commander of the order) but does not date the refusal - can someone find out if it referred to the nomination in the 1951 honours list?Cloptonson (talk) 22:30, 6 March 2015 (UTC)