C. S. Lewis as Philosopher: Truth, Goodness and Beauty

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What did C. S. Lewis think about truth, goodness and beauty?

Fifteen essays explore three major philosophical themes from the writings of Lewis--Truth, Goodness and Beauty. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of Lewis's philosophical thinking on arguments for Christianity, the character of God, theodicy, moral goodness, heaven and hell, a theory of literature and the place of the imagination.

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Overview

What did C. S. Lewis think about truth, goodness and beauty?

Fifteen essays explore three major philosophical themes from the writings of Lewis--Truth, Goodness and Beauty. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of Lewis's philosophical thinking on arguments for Christianity, the character of God, theodicy, moral goodness, heaven and hell, a theory of literature and the place of the imagination.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830828081
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 978,273
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David J. Baggett (Ph.D., Wayne State University) is professor of philosophy at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is the coeditor (with Shawn Klein) of the book Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts.

Gary R. Habermas (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is Distinguished Research Professor and chair of the department of philosophy and theology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

He is the author, coauthor or editor of twenty-seven books including Resurrected? An Atheist & Deist Dialogue (with A. Flew), The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (with M. Licona), The Risen Jesus & Future Hope, The Resurrection: Heart of New Testament Doctrine and The Resurrection: Heart of the Christian Life.

Jerry L. Walls is professor of philosophy of religion at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. His annual C. S. Lewis seminar is one of the school's most popular offerings. He is also author of Hell: The Logic of Damnation.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Tom Morris
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Jack of the Philosophical Trade
Jerry L. WallsPart One: Truth
1. Lewis's Philosophy of Truth, Goodness and Beauty
Peter Kreeft
2. From Atheism to Deism: A Conversation Between Antony Flew and Gary R. Habermas
Gary R. Habermas and Antony G.N. Flew
3. Defending the Dangerous Idea: An Update on Lewis's Argument from Reason
Victor Reppert
4. Aut Deus Aut Malus Homo: A Defense of C. S. Lewis's "Shocking Alternative"
David A. Horner
5. The Abolition of Man: C. S. Lewis's Prescience Concerning Things to Come
Jean Bethke-Elshtain
6. C. S. Lewis and Emotional Doubt: Insights from the Philosophy of Psychology
Gary R. HabermasPart Two: Goodness
7. Is Divine Iconoclast as Bad as Cosmic Sadist? Lewis Versus Beversluis
David Baggett
8. Pursuing Moral Goodness: C. S. Lewis's Understanding of Faith
Kevin Kinghorn
9. "Belief" in the Writings of C. S. Lewis
David Rozema
10. To Reign in Hell or to Serve in Heaven: C. S. Lewis on the Problem of Hell and Enjoyment of the Good
Matthew Lee
11. Lewis and the Necessity of Gratuitous Evil
Michael PetersonPart Three: Beauty
12. Evil and the Cosmic Dance: C. S. Lewis and Beauty's Place in Theodicy
Philip Tallon
13. Lewis's Miracles and Mathematical Elegance
Russell W. Howell
14. Beastly Metaphysics: The Beasts of Narnia and Lewis's Reclamation of Medieval Sacramental Metaphysics
Michael P. Muth
15. Lewis and Tolkien on the Power of the Imagination
Gregory Bassham
Contributors
Index
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