The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis

The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis

By: Alister E. McGrath (author)Paperback

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Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis death, TheIntellectual World of C. S. Lewis sees leading Christianthinker Alister McGrath offering a fresh approach to understandingthe key themes at the centre of Lewis theological work andintellectual development. * Brings together a collection of original essays exploringimportant themes within Lewis work, offering new connectionsand insights into his theology * Throws new light on subjects including Lewis intellectual development, the uses of images in literature andtheology, the place of myth in modern thought, the role of theimagination in making sense of the world, the celebrated 'argumentfrom desire', and Lewis place as an Anglican thinker and aChristian theologian * Written by Alister McGrath, one of the world s leadingChristian thinkers and authors; this exceptional pairing of McGrathand Lewis brings together the work of two outstanding theologiansin one volume

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About Author

Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Theology, Ministry andEducation, and the Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion &Culture at King s College London, having previously beenProfessor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, UK. He isone of the world s leading theologians, and is in constantdemand as a speaker at conferences throughout the world. McGrath isthe author of some of the most widely used theology textbooks,including the bestselling Christian Theology: An Introduction,5th edition (2010, Wiley-Blackwell), and author of booksincluding Mere Theology: Christian Faith and the Discipleship ofthe Mind (2010), and C. S. Lewis: A Life (2013).


Acknowledgments vii

A Brief Biography of C. S. Lewis ix

Introduction 1

1. The Enigma of Autobiography: Critical Reflections onSurprised by Joy 7

2. The New Look : Lewis s PhilosophicalContext at Oxford in the 1920s 31

3. A Gleam of Divine Truth: The Concept of Myth in Lewis sThought 55

4. The Privileging of Vision: Lewis s Metaphors of Light,Sun, and Sight 83

5. Arrows of Joy: Lewis s Argument from Desire 105

6. Reason, Experience, and Imagination: Lewis s ApologeticMethod 129

7. A Mere Christian : Anglicanism and Lewis sReligious Identity 147

8. Outside the Inner Ring : Lewis as a Theologian163

Works by Lewis Cited 185

Index 187

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/04/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780470672792
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 206
  • ID: 9780470672792
  • weight: 324
  • ISBN10: 047067279X

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