Excerpt: "In an earlier age, when the strength of the nation was tested to its limits, RAF chaplains and others gathered in Cambridge for instruction, refreshment, retreat, and spiritual renewal. While many of the most significant Christian luminaries of the age were engaged to lecture at the school, some were clearly more effective than others. Of these, Lewis appears to have offered chaplains a measure of clarity when it was most needed. He gave them answers that belonged to life. And while his contributions to the war effort could hardly be considered meritorious by the admittedly high standards of the day, they were carried out effectively and faithfully at a time when the demands arising from Lewis’ numerous responsibilities as a scholar, academic, and writer were not inconsiderable."

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