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C.S. Lewis: A Life

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The recent Narnia films have inspired a resurgence of interest in C. S. Lewis, the Oxford academic, popular theologian and, most famously, creator of the magical world of Narnia - and this authoritative new biography, published to mark the 50th anniversary of Lewis's death, sets out to introduce him to a new generation. Completely up to date with scholarly studies of Lewis, it also focuses on how Lewis came to write the Narnia books, and why they have proved so consistently engaging.

Accessible and engaging, this new biography will appeal to fans of the films, readers of Lewis and of theologian and apologist Alister McGrath himself.



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The recent Narnia films have inspired a resurgence of interest in C. S. Lewis, the Oxford academic, popular theologian and, most famously, creator of the magical world of Narnia - and this authoritative new biography, published to mark the 50th anniversary of Lewis's death, sets out to introduce him to a new generation. Completely up to date with scholarly studies of Lewis, it also focuses on how Lewis came to write the Narnia books, and why they have proved so consistently engaging.

Accessible and engaging, this new biography will appeal to fans of the films, readers of Lewis and of theologian and apologist Alister McGrath himself.


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Alister E Mcgrath

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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Comprehensive biography
3 stars By John, Jan 04 2017
I learnt a great deal about Lewis' character and life in reading this. A balanced and well written bio. 
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Lucid as Lewis
5 stars By Peter Llewellyn, May 15 2013
"Surprised by Joy" is C S Lewis' self-portrait: lucid, acerbic, sometimes arrogant, not always convincing. To a lifelong Lewisian, despite reservations about some of his philosophical and theological arguments, the autobiography, coupled with "A Grief Observed" has always painted the clearest picture. Until now, that is. 

Alister McGrath is a fine thinker and a clear writer, yet never grasping for Lewis' still-unattainable mantle. He has given us, perhaps for the first time, an assessment of Lewis - the man and the life, as well as the immense body of work - that matches Lewis in critical acumen and fair judgement. This is not a fanzine biography. The story is simply but thoughtfully told. But McGrath's sharp intellect is never far away. For example, in discussing  Lewis' WWI experiences he writes, "Lewis was prepared to allow his country to have his body-but not his mind."

A friend asked me the other day if I knew where I was when I heard the news of Lewis' death. I do, precisely: leaning on a gate at the Anglican Church's Port Hacking properties south of Sydney. This 50th anniversary book has that kind of precision. I love it.
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  • Catalogue Code 377977
  • Product Code 9781444745535
  • ISBN 1444745530
  • EAN 9781444745535
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Hachette Australia
  • Publication Date Apr 2013
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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