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

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

by David G. Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405158840

ISBN-13: 9781405158848

Pub. Date: 11/27/2007

Publisher: Wiley

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405158848
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/27/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
881,085
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.64(d)

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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