Surprised by Joy

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007332319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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For many years an atheist, C. S. Lewis vividly describes the spiritual quest that convinced him of the truth and reality of Christianity, in his famous autobiography.

Weltanschauung and Apologia

Author: Elias Hofer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1666739545

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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This book allows us to accompany C. S. Lewis on his intellectual and spiritual journey from atheism to pantheism and eventually to Christianity. It analyzes key elements of Lewis’s Christian worldview and identifies challenges leveled against it from alternative worldviews. It examines Lewis’s apologetic methodology, highlighting how it was shaped by his worldview, and provides an analysis of Lewis’s specific responses to a number of objections. The project also serves as a comparative analysis of worldviews, particularly as they relate to truth claims of the Christian faith. The notion of worldview is critical to the formulation of views. One’s worldview determines how reality is perceived. It’s characterized as a set of glasses through which we view our surroundings and interpret experiences. It accounts for the perspective we bring to every event in life and helps explain why different people “see” things differently when looking at the same data. The same evidence may lead one person to reject a particular conclusion, while moving another to embrace what the other rejected. Lewis’s major works are explored at length in this book. Although much has been written about Lewis, Hofer’s examination of the influence of worldview on his work is unique.

The Unknown Garden of Another's Heart

Author: Joseph A. Kohm

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1666710415

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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In April of 1914, fifteen-year-old C. S. Lewis walked into a sick neighbor’s bedroom for a visit. This neighbor, eighteen-year-old Arthur Greeves, was reading a book titled Myths of the Norsemen. Their meeting was a spark that would fan into a flame a friendship that lasted almost fifty years. Drawing on original research of the 296 letters written by Lewis to Greeves that span the life of their friendship, readers will explore the deep, emotional, and raw relationship of two dissimilar people where each unveiled himself to the other in ways they did with no one else. Embedded in this relationship is the trajectory of Lewis’s faith journey, starting out as an arrogant skeptic and transforming into the greatest apologist of the last one hundred years. Readers will be drawn into this beautiful friendship and in turn become better friends to those around them.

C.S. Lewis

Author: Bruce L. Edwards

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275991166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

View: 4631

Examines the life and works of the British author and scholar, best known for his creation of "The Chronicles of Narnia" series.

The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis

Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111850318X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death, The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis sees leading Christian thinker Alister McGrath offering a fresh approach to understanding the key themes at the centre of Lewis’ theological work and intellectual development. Brings together a collection of original essays exploring important themes within Lewis’ work, offering new connections and insights into his theology Throws new light on subjects including Lewis’ intellectual development, the uses of images in literature and theology, the place of myth in modern thought, the role of the imagination in making sense of the world, the celebrated 'argument from desire', and Lewis’ place as an Anglican thinker and a Christian theologian Written by Alister McGrath, one of the world’s leading Christian thinkers and authors; this exceptional pairing of McGrath and Lewis brings together the work of two outstanding theologians in one volume

The Art of the Sonnet

Author: Professor of English and American Literature and Language Stephen Burt, Frmets Frm Frm,Stephen Burt,David Mikics,John and Rebecca Moores Professor of English David Mikics

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674048140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

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Collects one hundred sonnets and commentaries that highlight the history of the sonnet.

C.S. Lewis in Context

Author: Doris T. Myers

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873386173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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C. S. Lewis in Context approaches Lewis' fiction through the linguistic controversies of his day, & develops a framework within which to evaluate his works & clarify his literary contributions. This valuable study will appeal to literary & linguistic scholars as well as to general enthusiasts of Lewis' fiction.


Author: Christopher R. Miller

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Christopher R. Miller studies the shift in the cultural meaning of "surprise" in 18th-century England from connoting violent attack to encompassing pleasurable experience, and from external event to internal feeling.

Cultural Apologetics

Author: Paul M. Gould

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 0310530504

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7521

Renewing the Christian voice, conscience, and imagination so that we can become compelling witnesses of the Gospel in today's culture. Christianity has an image problem. While the culture we inhabit presents us with an increasingly anti-Christian and disenchanted position, the church in the West has not helped its case by becoming anti-intellectual, fragmented, and out of touch with the relevancy of Jesus to all aspects of contemporary life. The muting of the Christian voice, its imagination, and its collective conscience have diminished the prospect of having a genuine missionary encounter with others today. Cultural apologetics attempts to demonstrate not only the truth of the Gospel but also its desirability by reestablishing Christianity as the answer that satisfies our three universal human longings—truth, goodness, and beauty. In Cultural Apologetics, philosopher and professor Paul Gould sets forth a fresh and uplifting model for cultural engagement—rooted in the biblical account of Paul's speech in Athens—which details practical steps for establishing Christianity as both true and beautiful, reasonable and satisfying. You'll be introduced to: The idea of cultural apologetics as distinct from traditional apologetics. The path from disenchantment with how we understand reality to re-enchantment with the reality of the spiritual nature of things. The practical tools of good cultural engagement: conscience, reason, and imagination. Equip yourself to see, and help others see, the world as it is through the lens of the Spirit—deeply beautiful, mysterious, and sacred. With creative insights, Cultural Apologetics prepares readers to share a vision of the Christian faith that is both plausible and desirable, offering clarity for those who have become disoriented in the haze of modern Western culture.