Beyond the Shadowlands C S Lewis on Heaven and Hell
C. S. Lewis's fiction is rich with reflections on the afterlife. For many, reading his books helps in forming a more vivid understanding of Heaven and Hell. In this book, Lewis scholar Wayne Martindale uses some of Lewis's best-loved fiction...
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C. S. Lewis's fiction is rich with reflections on the afterlife. For many, reading his books helps in forming a more vivid understanding of Heaven and Hell. In this book, Lewis scholar Wayne Martindale uses some of Lewis's best-loved fiction as an imaginative complement to his discussion on eternity.
Those who know Lewis's work will enjoy Martindale's thorough examination of the powerful images of Heaven and Hell found in Lewis's fiction, and all readers can appreciate Martindale's scholarly yet accessible tone. Read this book, and you will see afresh the wonder of what lies beyond the Shadowlands.
"Beyond the Shadowlands does much more than illuminate C. S. Lewis. It illuminates the great mystery of the nature of eternal life. This book makes the Christian reader yearn for what lies ahead."
Gene Edward Veith, Cultural Editor, World magazine
"Dr. Wayne Martindale has done us all a great favor in gathering up and putting into one volume what C. S. Lewis has written about Heaven and the afterlife. The Lord has a way of shining the light of Heaven down on the works of Lewis, and in the process delivering us moderns from secular-minded myths. Many who read Beyond the Shadowlands may find not only Heaven and a longing for the eternal birthed in them, but missing parts of themselves set in as well: a remythologized and ennobled self more fully participating in an eternal kingdom."
Leanne Payne, author, founder, Pastoral Care Ministry School
A C. S. Lewis scholar takes on the weighty theme of eternity in this exploration of Heaven and Hell in Lewis's fiction.
C.S. Lewis's fiction is rich with reflections on the afterlife. Martindale discusses the images of Heaven and Hell Lewis uses in his fiction, using them as a complement to a scholarly but accessible discussion on eternity.
H. Wayne Martindale (Ph.D., University of California, Riverside) is Professor of English at Wheaton College where he regularly teaches classes on C. S. Lewis.
He has edited and contributed to books on Lewis such as Beyond the Shadowlands: C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell (Crossway Books, 2005); A Family Guide to Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia (with Christin Ditchfield); Journey to the Celestial City: Glimpses of Heaven from Great Literary Classics (Moody) and is co-editor of The Quotable Lewis and The Soul of C. S. Lewis with Jerry Root and Linda Washington. Dr Martindale spends much of his time lecturing in China through the Wheaton-in-Asia program where he teaches a quad course on Asian Literature (autobiography).