The Intellectual World of C S Lewis
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...
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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
Scientist, and former atheist, turned internationally-regarded theologian and prolific author, Revd Professor Alister McGrath, (D.Phil (Oxon), earned D.D. (Oxon) has been appointed to the newly created Chair in Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College, London. Formerly he was Professor of Historical Theology, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous bestselling titles including The Christian Theology Reader; Theology; Christianity: An Introduction; A Brief History of Heaven, and Dawkins' God .
McGrath is an Evangelical on the cutting edge of the interface between Theology and Science, and Theology within post-modern culture as indicated by his most recent publications A Fine-Tuned Universe? Anthropic Phenomena and Natural Theology(2009),The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine and The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology.
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- Acknowledgments Vii A Brief Biography Of C. S. Lewis Ix Introduction 1 1. The Enigma Of Autobiography: Critical Reflections On Surprised By Joy 7 2. The "new Look": Lewis's Philosophical Context At Oxford In The 1920s 31 3. A Gleam Of Divine Truth: The Concept Of Myth In Lewis's Thought 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 Apologetic Method 129 7. A "mere Christian": Anglicanism And Lewis's Religious Identity 147 8. Outside The "inner Ring": Lewis As A Theologian 163 Works By Lewis Cited 185 Index 187