C.S. Lewis: A Guide to His Theology by David G. Clark

By David G. Clark

During this attractive e-book David Clark courses the reader during the theology of CS Lewis and illuminates the use and figuring out of scripture within the works of this well known writer.

  • Examines his lifestyles, paintings, international view, and the consequences of his theology relating to his different writings
  • Looks at Lewis’ ideals at the subject matters of redemption, humanity, non secular progress, purgatory, and resurrection
  • Examines different views on Lewis and his paintings: as prophet, evangelist, and as a non secular mentor
  • Explores the diversity and impression of Lewis’ paintings, from the bestselling apologetic, Mere Christianity , to the world-famous Chronicles of Narnia
  • Features specially-commissioned art all through
  • Written in an available sort for basic readers, scholars, and students, and may introduce Lewis’ theology to a much wider audience.

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R. Leavis rejected the objective standards that Lewis believed cultures everywhere recognized, and so Lewis found himself once again battling for the values that could prepare a person for Christianity, just as he had fought so long for Christianity itself (Hooper, C. S. Lewis: 73–4). Lewis at Cambridge When Lewis did come to Cambridge to occupy the chair of English that had been established for him, his inaugural address revealed the scope of his concern about the recent changes in the way we perceive or fail to perceive the truth.

These were huge changes indeed, and mostly in terms of losses. Yet the survival of Latin enabled the disciplines of law and rhetoric to survive and even prosper during the Dark Ages. The codex replaced the scroll (volumen), making possible more precise scholarship, and the invention of the stirrup contributed much to the ‘‘art of war’’ (SLE: 6). The next major shift saw the Dark Ages giving way to the Middle Ages around the twelfth century. Things begin to improve: there were new architectural solutions such as the flying buttress, the recovery of the text of Aristotle from the Arabs, which greatly influenced the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas, and new forms of poetry (rhymed and syllabic verse).

So far, their research appears to be successful in keeping alive a head detached from its body; the first step in becoming free from the body and eventually removing all organic life from the earth. Eventually, Mark is chosen to be the next head, but first he must be conditioned to follow orders without thinking . . To achieve this conditioning, the leaders of NICE bring Mark to the Objective Room. In this context Lewis again stresses the connection between aesthetics and morality. The proportions of the room were all wrong.

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