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The Pilgrim S Regress

Author : C. S. Lewis
ISBN : 9780802872173
Genre : Fiction
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The first book written by C. S. Lewis after his conversion to Christianity, The Pilgrim's Regress is, in a sense, a record of Lewis's own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction, a search that eventually led him to Christianity. Here is the story of the pilgrim John and his odyssey to an enchanting island that creates in him an intense longing -- a mysterious, sweet desire. John's pursuit of this desire takes him through adventures with such people as Mr. Enlightenment, Mr. Mammon, Mother Kirk, and Mr. Sensible and through such cities as Thrill and Eschropolis -- and through the Valley of Humiliation. Though the dragons and giants here are different from those in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Lewis's allegory performs the same function of enabling the author to say with fantasy and simplicity what would otherwise have demanded a full-length philosophy of religion. In Lewis's skillful hands this fable becomes as effective a Christian apologia as Bunyan's.
Category: Fiction

The A Z Of C S Lewis

Author : Colin Duriez
ISBN : 9780745957890
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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C S Lewis is widely known worldwide, but often enthusiasts are only aware of one part of his work - his children's stories, perhaps, but not his science fiction, or his literary criticism; his popular theology but not his work for the BBC during the Second World War. This volume brings together all aspects of C S Lewis's life and thought. Arranged in alphabetical order, it goes from The abolition of man - a book Lewis wrote in 1943 and described as 'almost my favourite' to Wormwood, a character in The Screwtape Letters. This book will delight anyone who is interested in C S Lewis and wants to learn more about him, his thought, his works and his life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

C S Lewis

Author : Colin Duriez
ISBN : 9780745957258
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Who was the real C S Lewis, behind the remarkable enigma? This sparkling new biography brings out the significance of the key friendships in his life, showing how these influenced his thoughts and writings. At home with ideas and in debate, he valued friendship above all, and not just with fellow intellectuals. Amongst his most important friendships were those with Arthur Greeves, Janie Moore, and the other members of the Inklings. All are considered in depth in this book. One of the most brilliant academics of his time, C S Lewis saw the world as story-shaped, and the imagination as the centre of who he was. This book brings out the story of his life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

C S Lewis And The Catholic Church

Author : Joseph Pearce
ISBN : 9780898709797
Genre : Religion
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There are many Protestants and Catholics who have been deeply affected and spiritually changed by the writings of C.S. Lewis. There are many converts to Catholicism, some very well known, who credit C.S. Lewis for playing a significant role in their conversion. This includes famous converts and writers like Peter Kreeft, Sheldon Vanauken, Thomas Howard, and Joseph Pearce. But the ironic and perplexing fact is that Lewis himself, while "Catholic" in many aspects of his faith and devotion, never became a Roman Catholic. Many have wondered why. Joseph Pearce, highly regarded literary biographer and great admirer of Lewis, is the ideal writer to try to answer that question. The relationship of Lewis to the Roman Catholic Church is an important and intriguing topic of interest to both Catholics and Protestants. Pearce delves into all the issues, questions, and factors regarding this puzzling question. He gives a broad and detailed analysis of the historical, biographical, theological, and literary pieces of this puzzle. His findings set forth the objective shape of Lewis's theological and spiritual works in their relation to the Catholic Church. This well-written book brings new insights into a great Christian writer, and it should spark lively discussion among Lewis readers and bring about a better understanding of the spiritual beliefs of C.S. Lewis. Book jacket.
Category: Religion

The Cambridge Companion To C S Lewis

Author : Robert MacSwain
ISBN : 9780521884136
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A comprehensive 2010 single-volume study surveying C. S. Lewis's career as an academic, Christian thinker, and creative writer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

C S Lewis On The Christ Of A Religious Economy 3 1

Author : P. H. Brazier
ISBN : 9781621896395
Genre : Religion
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C. S. Lewis--On the Christ of a Religious Economy I, Creation and Sub-Creation opens with Lewis on creation, the fall into original sin, and the human condition before God and how such an understanding permeated all his work, post-conversion. For Lewis, Christ, the second person of the Trinity, is the agent of creation and its redeemer. This leads into Lewis's representation through sub-creation: explaining salvation history and the purpose of the creation and the creature through story (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Trilogy, Screwtape, etc.), but also the question of multiple incarnations, and the encounters he pens between Aslan-Christ and creatures. What does this tell us about the human predicament and our state after the fall? This volume forms the first part of the third book in a series of studies on the theology of C. S. Lewis titled C. S. Lewis: Revelation and the Christ. The books are written for academics and students, but also, crucially, for those people, ordinary Christians, without a theology degree who enjoy and gain sustenance from reading Lewis's work.
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C S Lewis Writer Dreamer And Mentor

Author : Lionel Adey
ISBN : 0802842038
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Examines the life of the eminent British writer and scholar, and suggests that his extraordinary range and variety of writing was due to his many personal, literary, and intellectual influences
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Gaining A Face

Author : James Prothero
ISBN : 9781443854283
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contrary to the popular perception that C.S. Lewis was merely a religious writer, there is a good case to be made for Lewis being one of the major British writers of the twentieth century if we look at him as a prime member of a resurgent Romantic movement after the Second World War. Much has been written on Lewis’s thoughts on joy, a central aspect of his Romanticism. However, Lewis was at the same time a rationalist, and managed to merge his Rationalism with his Romanticism in a unique and original manner. And his Romanticism likewise was complex and owed much to both George MacDonald and, through the medium of MacDonald’s thought, to the Romanticism of William Wordsworth. This study traces the aspects of Lewis’s romantic thought as it is drawn from MacDonald, Wordsworth and other influences, and traces how, beyond his fascination with joy, Lewis constructed a consistent romantic vision that allowed for a balance with reason and stood in contradiction to the literary movements of his time.
Category: Literary Criticism