C. S. Lewis: A Guide to His Theology / Edition 1

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Overview

In this engaging book David Clark guides the reader through the theology of CS Lewis and illuminates the use and understanding of scripture in the works of this popular author.

  • Examines his life, work, world view, and the implications of his theology in relation to his other writings
  • Looks at Lewis’ beliefs on the topics of redemption, humanity, spiritual growth, purgatory, and resurrection
  • Examines the different perspectives on Lewis and his work: as prophet, evangelist, and as a spiritual mentor
  • Explores the range and influence of Lewis’ work, from the bestselling apologetic, Mere Christianity, to the world-famous Chronicles of Narnia
  • Features specially-commissioned artwork throughout
  • Written in an accessible style for general readers, students, and scholars, and will introduce Lewis’ theology to a wider audience.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“C. S. Lewis once suggested that it would be a boon to be able to have a real live Epicurean at our elbow when reading Lucretius or to learn from a mouse or bee’s perspective; so Professor David Clark gives us the enlarged pleasure of reading Lewis with a sensible and good-humored theologian by our side. This is no stale and stuffy pedantic writing, but a lively, witty, and fully engaging translation of Lewis’s thoughts on Christian doctrines of faith and redemption (and a bit of Purgatory). With clarity and piercing insight, Professor Clark guides us merry fellow pilgrims along Lewis’ own spiritual and intellectual journey, pointing out hidden trails, narrow paths, and fascinating facts and myths along the way.”
Terry Lindvall, Virginia Wesleyan College

“Professor Clark writes with the confidence of one whose broad and informed acquaintance with the Lewis canon allows him to speak authoritatively about Lewis's theology and use of Scriptural tradition.”
Bruce L. Edwards, Bowling Green State University

“A very winsome book – nicely poised between a comprehensive introduction for the reader new to Lewis and a holistic treatment of the varied literary output in the Lewis canon for Lewis admirers … The chief contribution of this work lies in [Clark’s] steady treatment of Lewis’s use of Scripture and the Scriptural basis of his own imaginative works … This work walks the tightrope between saying too much and saying just enough from the perspective of a Biblical scholar who also well understands the nature and narrative and why Lewis wrote as he did. Very good for individual or group study.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405158848
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/27/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

David G. Clark is Professor of New Testament and Greek at Vanguard University and Adjunct Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has taught courses and led workshops on C. S. Lewis for more than thirty years and is senior editor of The Lamp-Post, the publication of the Southern California C. S. Lewis Society.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations.

Lewis’s Works.

Books of the Bible.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Lewis and Scripture.

The Strengths of Lewis.

Lewis the Apologist and Mentor.

1 From Atheist to Apologist.

Growing Up.

Lewis in School.

Lewis at Oxford.

The Path to Faith.

The Christian Lewis.

Lewis as Prophet.

Lewis as Evangelist.

Lewis as Believer and Mentor.

2 Lewis Looks at His World.

Aesthetics and Morality in the "Green Book."

Aesthetics and Morality in That Hideous Strength.

Aesthetics and God in Reflections on the Psalms.

Lewis at Cambridge.

The Post-Christian West.

The Christian Viewpoint.

The Hidden Influence.

Lewis and Science.

3 Lewis Reaches Out to His World.

The Redemption Story: Lewis’s Subtle Approach.

The Redemption Story in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The Redemption Story in Perelandra.

The Myth That Entered History.

The Redemption Story: Lewis’s Direct Approach.

God’s Life in Us.

4 Humanity in God’s Creation.

The Making of Humanity.

Humans and Animals.

Animals in the Space Trilogy.

The Biblical Mandate.

Humans and Angels.

Fallen Angels.

Good Angels.

Between Animals and Angels.

5 Walking by Faith.

The Myth of Cupid and Psyche According to Apuleius.

The Myth According to Lewis.

The Meaning of the Myth.

Natural Affection.

The Importance of Faith.

Reconciling Faith and Sight.

6 God’s Plan for the Soul.

The Goal of Sanctification.

The Concept of Purgatory.

The Descent of Christ in The Great Divorce.

The Theology of Purgatory.

The Descent of Christ in Scripture.

Applying the Seven Principles.

Will All Be Saved?

Is There a Second Chance?

Beyond Spaceand Time.

Responding to Truth.

Purgatory in Scripture.

Summary..

7 God’s Plan for the Body - and the Universe.

Resurrection of the Body.

Resurrection and Creation.

Judgment by Fire.

The Face of God.

Conclusion: The Legacy of Lewis.

Did Lewis Pass the Test?

The Impact of Lewis.

A Theology of Redemption.

Bibliography.

Index.

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