Why is C.S. Lewis Still Popular Today?

C.S. Lewis and Friends

I recently went through our church library and got rid of most of the books. The reason was that the vast majority were terribly outdated. And yet I kept all of the C.S, Lewis books, […]

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The Influence Behind C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis and Friends

One of the podcasts I listen to regularly is 5 Minutes in Church History. It is a nice quick introduction to different topics related to Christian history. A recent episode looked at C.S. Lewis, more […]

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Is J.K. Rowling the New J.R.R. Tolkien or C.S. Lewis?

C.S. Lewis and Friends

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has been an international phenomenon. Harry Potter is arguably for this generation what Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia were for their generations. But can we say that […]

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Lewis and Tolkien: War, Fantasy, and Modernism

C.S. Lewis

Two of my favourite authors are C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Both authors served in the First World War and that experience shaped their later thought and writings. Ryan Reeves shares some thoughts on this […]

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Top Five Things I Like About C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis and Friends

As I continue to celebrate my 50th birthday with top five lists, I turn my attention to C.S. Lewis. Lewis is easily one of my favourite authors and Christian thinkers. But what is it that […]

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C.S. Lewis: Letters to Children

C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis is by far one of my favourite authors and thinkers. His writings were instrumental in my early development as a Christian and they continue to impact me. When people think of C.S Lewis, […]

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C.S. Lewis’ Most Controversial Beliefs

C.S. Lewis

Without a doubt. C.S. Lewis is my favourite Christian author. Although he is popular among evangelicals, some of his beliefs are not without controversy. Few figures loom larger over the past century of Christianity than […]

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C. S. Lewis and the Great War

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Like his friend J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis fought in the First World War. Joseph Loconte has written an article on this for the National Review. In the spring of 1918, Germany and the Central Powers […]

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C.S. Lewis on Prayer

Prayer

Prayer is an important part of the Christian life. But role does it play? Does prayer accomplish anything or is it just a religious duty? No one has all the answers, but C.S. Lewis, like […]

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Thoughts on the Last Battle

Last Battle

I recently finished rereading The Chronicles of Narnia with the final battle being The Last Battle. A good book (or series of books) is only as good as its conclusion and The Last Battle is […]

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Thoughts on the Silver Chair

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Like any series of books, C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia vary in quality. Although they are all good, some are better than others. One of my favourites is The Silver Chair. This story features Eustace […]

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5 Dead Christians I Would Like to Meet

Dead Christians

Christianity has a long and respectable heritage of deep thinkers. I was recently thinking about the Christians of the past and who I would choose as potential conversation partners. I decided to include people outside […]

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C.S. Lewis: Christian Reflections – Review

C.S. Lewis and Friends

I’m always looking for some more C.S. Lewis to read. So I was quite happy to read a collection of his essays in the book Christian Reflections. Many of the chapters in this book were originally […]

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Pilgrim’s Regress – Review

C.S. Lewis and Friends

I’m up for reading anything by C.S. Lewis. I have reread a number of his books. But one that I had not read was The Pilgrim’s Regress. I had heard by some that it was […]

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Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?

Suffering

The problem of suffering is one of the most difficult subjects connected to faith. One of the resources we have in discussing this is C.S. Lewis. Whitney Dotson tackles this in an article in the […]

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Thoughts on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Dawn Treader

I have been reading the Chronicles of Narnia to my daughter. We have now read five of the seven books having just completed The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Strangely, I have not seen the […]

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What C.S. Lewis Can Teach Us About True Love

C.S. Lewis

Love is one of the highest values of our culture. It is the subject of countless songs and stories. But what do we mean by love? Zachary Krueger turns to C.S. Lewis for wisdom on the […]

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How C.S. Lewis Encouraged J.R.R. Tolkien

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Two of my favourite authors are C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Not only were they friends, Tolkien was instrumental in Lewis becoming a Christian. What not as many people know is that Lewis helped encourage […]

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What Does it Mean to Become Like Christ?

C.S. Lewis and Friends

James Knight has written an article on Becoming Like Christ. Lots of writing has had a huge impact on my life – particularly in the fields of philosophy, economics, politics, literature, science and, most pertinent […]

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C.S. Lewis on Pain and Suffering

C.S. Lewis

I recently did something that I have wanted to do for a long time. I read together two books by C.S. Lewis on a similar subject. I read both The Problem of Pain and A Grief […]

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What If the Chronicles of Narnia Was Released Today?

Chronicles of Narnia

In this age of information overload, we can sample media sources from every perspective. John Ehrett has put together a hilarious collection of imagined media reactions to the Chronicles of Narnia from the most popular […]

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C.S. Lewis’s View of Women

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Randy Alcorn has written an interesting article on C.S. Lewis’s view of women. In 1949, Lewis sent his five-year-old god-daughter Lucy Barfield the completed manuscript of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with a […]

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A Hobbit, a Wardrobe and a Great War – Review

Joseph Laconte

If you were to look at my interests, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and military history would be near the top of my list. Therefore, I was quite pleased to come across A Hobbit, a Wardrobe […]

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Thoughts on Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian

I recently finished reading Prince Caspian. I had read it before, but most of my memories of the story come from the movie version. Prince Caspian was the second of the Chronicles of Narnia to […]

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Lewis, Tolkien, and the Shadow of War

Tolkien

Both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis served in the First World War. Chris Gehrz has written on this: Tolkien, older than his future friend by nearly seven years, entered military service first, arriving in France in […]

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The Lion, the Lamb and the Manger

Manger

For our family, there are a handful of movies that no Christmas season would be complete without watching together. One of these is the most recent film adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the […]

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Always Winter and Never Christmas

C.S. Lewis

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe can be considered a Christmas story because it is set in Narnia, a cursed kingdom where it’s “always winter but never Christmas.” Fortunately, for Narnia, the spell is […]

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Thoughts on The Horse and His Boy

Horse and His Boy

I have been reading the Chronicles of Narnia to my youngest daughter. I have decided to read them in chronological order rather than publication. So we read the Horse and His Boy third, even though […]

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How C.S. Lewis Wrecked My American Christmas

C.S. Lewis

Even though C.S. Lewis died in 1963, he continues to impact people more than ever. Apologist Mary Jo Sharp shares about how reading C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy ruined her American Christmas. You can read the […]

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What Narnia Teaches Us About the Star of Bethlehem

Narnia

The following is an article written by Mark Woods for Christian Today. In CS Lewis’ novel The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Edmund, Lucy and their obnoxious cousin Eustace fall into the magical world of […]

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A Critical Look at the Last Battle

Last Battle

I’m currently reading through the Chronicles of Narnia for the second time, the first time having been about ten years ago. So far, I’m only four books into the series (I won’t go into the […]

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Billy Graham and C. S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis

Two of the most influential Christians in the 20th century were C.S. Lewis and Billy Graham. Although from different backgrounds, they both have made significant impact for the Church. William Benson has written a post […]

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis

John Blake has written a post on C.S. Lewis at the CNN Belief Blog. You may discover that there is much that you didn’t know about C.S. Lewis. He looked like a “red-faced pork butcher […]

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C.S. Lewis and the Art of Disagreement

C.S. Lewis and Friends

We live in a world where disagreements are sharp and people are easily offended. Does C.S. Lewis have anything to teach us on this? Michael Ward has written an interesting post for the Intercollegiate Review. […]

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How J.R.R. Tolkien Led C.S. Lewis to Christianity

C.S. Lewis

“I’ve always been so impressed with how J.R.R. Tolkien led his atheist friend C.S. Lewis toward faith in Christianity,” begins Tim Keller in the video clip below. He says Tolkien explained to Lewis that the […]

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C.S. Lewis and Rational Argument

C.S. Lewis

In this opening lecture on “C.S. Lewis and the Rational Argument”, Professor Alister McGrath, the author of a recent biography of C.S. Lewis, explores the role that rational, philosophical argumentation played throughout Lewis’s life, before […]

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The Power of Conversation: A Lesson from C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

C.S. Lewis

A major part of C.S. Lewis’s conversion came from a conversation he had with J.R.R. Tolkien. Brett and Kate McKay have written an interesting article on this event and the example it gives for the […]

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All About C.S. Lewis Podcast

C.S. Lewis and Friends

If you are interested in learning more about C.S. Lewis, you might enjoy the All About C.S. Lewis Podcast by Reggie Gates.

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Lewis and Tolkien: An Epic Friendship

C.S. Lewis and Friends

There were many things that C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien had in common, including a love of literature, brilliant minds, gifted writing and Christian faith. One of the other things that they had in common […]

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All About Jack Podcast

C.S. Lewis

If you are interested in learning more about C.S. Lewis, you might like the All About Jack Podcast. Although the latest episode was from a couple of years ago, you might enjoy the episodes that […]

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C.S. Lewis: His Theology and Philosophy

C.S. Lewis and Friends

How would you like to take a course on C.S. Lewis? You can find one on the BiblicalTraining website for free. It is taught by Dr. Michael L. Peterson. You can find it here.

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Men Without Chests by C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Men Without Chests is the first chapter of C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man. C.S. Lewis Doodle does another fantastic job of presenting Lewis’s thoughts in a fresh way.

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A Crash Course in C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Have you always wanted to know more about C.S. Lewis? Ken Samples has written a blog post that offers a crash course on C.S. Lewis. You can find it here. I encourage you to browse […]

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Thoughts on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Lion Witch and Wardrobe

For many people, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is the Chronicles of Narnia. It was likely the success of this first book (in publication order) that called for the rest of the series. […]

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5 Books That Every Christian Should Read

Apologetics and Theology

Christianity has a long and rich history of talented and insightful writers. We are blessed with thousands and thousands of excellent books. I would like to share what I think are five books that all […]

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C.S. Lewis: Atheist to Christian

C.S. Lewis and Friends

One of the things attractive about C.S. Lewis’s story is his journey from atheism to Christianity. You can learn about his experience in this video.

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Men Without Chests Threaten Civilization

C.S. Lewis and Friends

It is incredible how C.S. Lewis’s writings continue to speak to us today and seem increasing relevant to our world. Chris Banescu has written an interesting article for American Think that you might enjoy. Mid-twentieth-century C. […]

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C.S. Lewis on Self-Interest and Selfishness

C.S. Lewis

Is there a difference between self-interest and selfishness? Art Lindsley has written an article on C.S. Lewis’s position for the Washington Times. C.S. Lewis wrote much about the tension between self-interest and selfishness, offering renewed clarity […]

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C.S. Lewis on Reading Old Books

C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis couldn’t have predicted the details of this digital age and yet his wisdom might be exactly what we need to hear right now. Justin Dyer has written a very interesting article on this […]

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Thoughts on the Magician’s Nephew

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Although I have read the Chronicles of Narnia some years ago, I’m currently reading through them again with my daughter. I’m sure I’m enjoying the stories as much as, if not more than, my daughter. […]

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C.S. Lewis and Natural Law

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Many fans of C.S. Lewis never get around to reading his Abolition of Man and yet it has been a very influential book. Justin Dyer writes an interesting article on C.S. Lewis and natural law […]

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Why is C.S. Lewis Popular Among Evangelicals?

C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis is a hero to many evangelicals. But the reason for this is not very obvious. Lewis by no means fits the typical evangelical mould. David Russell Mosley, an ex-evangelical and now catholic, has […]

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Alister McGrath on the Life of C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis and Friends

  Of all the books on C.S. Lewis that I have read, one of my favourites is C.S. Lewis: A Life by Alister McGrath. In this video, McGrath talks a bit about Lewis and why […]

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C.S. Lewis’s Approach to Apologetics

C.S. Lewis

Although C.S. Lewis had many talents, his apologetics writing is what attracts quite a few of his fans. Jerry Roots leads a seminar on C.S. Lewis’s approach to apologetics found on the Bethinking website. You […]

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The Philosophical Journey of C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis

How much do you know about the philosophical journey of C.S. Lewis? Glenn J. Giokaris has written an interesting essay on this topic. As many people who have read the life story of C.S. Lewis realize, […]

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William Lane Craig on C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis and Friends

One of the most influential Christian apologists today is William Lane Craig. In this video, Craig shares some thoughts on the influence of C.S. Lewis.

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How Hollywood Reinvented C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis

I remember when the movie Shadowlands came out a number of years ago. As a huge C.S. Lewis fan and someone who enjoys Anthony Hopkins’s acting, I was pretty excited. While it was a good […]

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How Serious Are You About Studying Tolkien and Lewis?

Signum

Are you a diehard fan of Tolkien and Lewis? Do you wish that you could do some serious study of them and related topics? It is possible. There is a school called Signum University that […]

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Tolkien and Lewis: Hobbit to Space Trilogy

Tolkien

In this video, Ryan Reeves of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary lectures on Tolkien and Lewis.

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C.S. Lewis and Conservative Politics

C.S. Lewis

Jacob Lupfer has responded to Peter Wehner’s recent post about C.S. Lewis and politics. Here is a short sample: Instead of claiming Lewis would be for an idealized vision of the religious right, they should […]

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C.S. Lewis and Politics

C.S. Lewis

Even the person normally not interested in politics is thinking about it these days. We are all looking for wisdom. Is it possible that we could learn from C.S. Lewis in our time of need? […]

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Why Wasn’t C.S. Lewis Roman Catholic?

C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis was by no means anti-Roman Catholic. He had a number of very close friends who were Catholic, not least of whom was J.R.R. Tolkien. Despite his deep respect and love for Catholics, Lewis […]

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The Screwtape Letters Read by John Cleese

C.S. Lewis and Friends

One of my favourite books by C.S. Lewis is The Screwtape Letters. This book is such a great read and is so insightful both into human nature and spirituality. You can listen to The Screwtape […]

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Real Maturity, C.S. Lewis and Imagination

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Barnabas Piper has written a very interesting post on the role of imagination in maturity. Healthy maturity is that which knows when and how to be childlike. A child might interrupt her parents to blurt […]

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C.S. Lewis: A Life

C.S. Lewis

By far the greatest influence on me, both as a Christian and as an apologist is C.S. Lewis. I was fortunate to discover him very early on in my Christian walk and he has helped […]

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Top Ten Books in Apologetics

Apologetics and Theology

I often hear people asking about recommendations for books in the area of apologetics. There are always good and new books coming out. One place where you can look for these is the book reviews […]

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C.S. Lewis’s Surviving BBC Radio Talks

C.S. Lewis and Friends

One of C.S. Lewis’s most popular and influential books is Mere Christianity. Mere Christianity was published in 1952, but what many people do not know is that the book is based on a number of […]

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Into the Region of Awe: Mysticism in C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis

What do you think of when you think of C.S. Lewis? If you are anything like me, you think of Lewis the intellectual. Lewis was brilliant at everything he did, from English literature to rational […]

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C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer

C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer

If one wanted to name the most influential apologists of the twentieth century, both C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer would be near the top of the list. If these two men have had an impact […]

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C.S. Lewis Challenges the Jesus Myth

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Certain forms of the Jesus Myth Theory make a big deal out of the dying and rising theme where the experience of a god represents what is taking place in nature with regard to seasons […]

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The Essential C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis and Friends

I have read many of C.S. Lewis’ most popular books but there are plenty of his writings that I have not read. That’s why I was happy to pick up a copy of The Essential C.S. […]

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Surprised by Joy

Surprised by Joy

As part of my current research on C.S. Lewis, I recently read his autobiography, Surprised by Joy. It is an important book for understanding Lewis but it is not what many people would expect. If […]

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C.S. Lewis: Lightbearer in the Shadowlands

C.S. Lewis

I have been doing some research into the life and writings of C.S. Lewis and one of the books that I came across was C.S. Lewis: Lightbearer in the Shadowlands, edited by Angus Menuge. The […]

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10 Things I Appreciate About C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Most (but not all) Christians have a great fondness for C.S. Lewis. This is especially true of those involved in apologetics. Here are ten things that I really appreciate about Lewis. 1. He had a […]

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Spiritual Dangers and Apologetics

Apologetics and Theology

I came across this surprising quote that may shock some readers: “I envy you not having to think any more about Christian apologetics.  My correspondents force the subject on me again and again.  It is […]

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