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By David G. Clark

During this enticing e-book David Clark courses the reader in the course of the theology of CS Lewis and illuminates the use and realizing of scripture within the works of this renowned author.Examines his lifestyles, paintings, international view, and the results of his theology on the subject of his different writings appears at Lewis ideals at the issues of redemption, humanity, non secular development, purgatory, and resurrection Examines the various views on Lewis and his paintings: as prophet, evangelist, and as a religious mentor Explores the variety and impression of Lewis paintings, from the bestselling apologetic, Mere Christianity, to the world-famous Chronicles of Narnia positive factors specially-commissioned art all through Written in an available kind for normal readers, scholars, and students, and should introduce Lewis theology to a much wider viewers.

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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. To highlight the significance of these changes, Lewis hit upon a brilliant approach; one that few others would be qualified to manage. He looked at the entire sweep of western civilization and then identified several periods of changes so major that historians use them today to distinguish between ages.

To his credit, he really wanted to know the meaning of life. He was searching in all the wrong places, but he was searching, and each wrong ‘‘article’’ at least showed him where the answers wouldn’t be found. Romanticism gave way to Kirkpatrick’s rationalism for a time, then the lure of the occult tugged at him once more, but the fear of ghosts and who knows what else drove him back in the direction of materialism, where there was nothing supernatural to fear. Meanwhile, MacDonald’s Phantastes brought to him the ‘‘bright shadow’’ of holiness; ‘‘for the first time the song of the sirens sounded like the voice of my mother or my nurse’’ (SBJ: 179).

All this curriculum was meant to prepare him for Oxford, and Kirkpatrick succeeded. Jack was admitted to that prestigious university in 1917 and excelled in the comprehensive examinations that marked the middle (1920) and the end (1922) of his Literae Humaniores; a four year degree program in the Greek and Roman classics, philosophy, and ancient history. He then took top honors the very next year in English language and literature, a degree program that usually required two years (Hooper, C. S.

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