"those queer stories scattered all through the heathen religions about a god who dies and comes to life again and, by his death, has somehow given new life to men"
The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses by C. S. Lewis
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Lewis was fascinated by myths all his life, both before and after his conversion. He was not troubled by the fact that the teachings of Christianity and pagan myths overlap on a number of points.

For an essay that gives Lewis's further thoughts on this topic, read "Is Theology Poetry?" an address in The Weight of Glory.