A few previously unpublished letters from CS Lewis revealed that his wife’s death tested his faith.
The letters, written before the death of The Chronicles of Narnia author, showed his grief over the death of his wife, Joy Davidman, in 1960. He was corresponding with American scientist Thomas Van Osdall. The letters, believed to be some of the last letters Lewis wrote, showed the questions in his mind as he faced his own mortality, reports The Guardian.
One of these letters shows his faith wasn’t destroyed. He was speaking out of the framework of faith. —Michael Peterson, professor of philosophy at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky
Dated between May 27 and October 26, 1963, the letters– two by Van Osdall and three by Lewis, give a glimpse of how Lewis spent his final days. He died a few weeks later, on November 22.
Lewis and Van Osdall were devout Christians and shared an interest in science and theology. The deaths of their loved ones, Lewis’ wife and Van Osdall’s only child, led the two to discuss their thoughts and opinions.
The novelist, who lost his wife to bone cancer, wrote: “You tell a most moving story. I too have lost what