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Christian Mythmakers: C. S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, J. R. R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton & others

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Catching hold of the transparent world means in reality catching hold of myth. Literature of such great writers as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Madeliene L'Engle, George MacDonald, Charles Williams, G.K. Chesterton, John Bunyan, and others is examined in this introductory volume to Christian mythopoeia, Strong emphasis is placed on identifying the symbols and emblems within such mythic works as Lewis' Space Trilogy, L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time, and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Includes index, bibliography, and ...
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Catching hold of the transparent world means in reality catching hold of myth. Literature of such great writers as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Madeliene L'Engle, George MacDonald, Charles Williams, G.K. Chesterton, John Bunyan, and others is examined in this introductory volume to Christian mythopoeia, Strong emphasis is placed on identifying the symbols and emblems within such mythic works as Lewis' Space Trilogy, L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time, and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Includes index, bibliography, and preface by Clyde Kilby.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780940895317
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Press Chicago
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 289
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2000

    A Most Excellent Book, for a fan of any or all authors

    This is a very necessary book for anyone who likes any or all of the authors discussed in this book. I was personally drawn by Madeleine L'Engle and J.R.R. Tolkien, and because of the essays within, will also be looking into the other authors. If you are a Christian fan of any of these authors, get this book! If you have a friend who enjoys any of htese authors, but is not yet a believer, get them this book! The only thing I would do to change it at all is to add others, David Eddings, R.A. Salvatore, and Anne McCaffrey would make excellent additions, in my opinion. My hat is off to you, Mr. Hein, and thank you for an excellent read, and for pointing me to C.S. Lewis through this book.

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