Lewis Agonistes: How C.S. Lewis Can Train Us to Wrestle with the Modern and Postmodern World [NOOK Book]

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The written legacy of C.S. Lewis continues to be a rich mine of Christian thought and perspective. And each work continues to be as relevant today as it was at its original publishing. And now, Lewis scholar Louis Markos has done the community of faith a great service by organizing Lewis’s thoughts on a wide scope of subjects pertaining to modernity and postmodernity—on science and the natural world, the new age movement, philosophy, evil and suffering, the arts, and heaven and hell. Lewis Agonistes will make ...
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Lewis Agonistes: How C.S. Lewis Can Train Us to Wrestle with the Modern and Postmodern World

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Overview

The written legacy of C.S. Lewis continues to be a rich mine of Christian thought and perspective. And each work continues to be as relevant today as it was at its original publishing. And now, Lewis scholar Louis Markos has done the community of faith a great service by organizing Lewis’s thoughts on a wide scope of subjects pertaining to modernity and postmodernity—on science and the natural world, the new age movement, philosophy, evil and suffering, the arts, and heaven and hell. Lewis Agonistes will make readers work in the same way that Lewis’s writings made them work, forcing them to rethink and examine ideas—to become participants in the agon (or wrestling match) of the twenty-first century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433675263
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 692,340
  • File size: 720 KB

Table of Contents

Preface ix
The Education of Lewis Agonistes 1
Early Days: The War of Reason and Intuition
Schooldays: Building a Wall of Reason
Oxford: Breaking Down the Wall
Christian Apologist: The Marriage of Reason and Intuition
The Last Battle: Wrestling with Love and Pain
Wrestling with Science 29
Unpacking the Modernist Paradigm
The Things That Could Not Have Evolved
It's Your God Who's Too Small
Wrestling with the New Age 61
The Return to Paganism
The Medieval Net Was Wider Than Our Own
Rehabilitating the Medieval Model
Wrestling with Evil and Suffering 90
The Problem of Pain
God's Free Will Experiment
Suffering into Wisdom
Wrestling with the Arts 112
The Death of Language
The Aesthetics of Incarnation
The Sub-Creator at Work
Wrestling with Heaven and Hell 145
The Deconstruction of Heaven and Hell
The Psychology of Sin
Our Desires Are Too Weak for Heaven
Conclusion: Seeing Past the Lines 172
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2008

    Indispensable

    Professor Markos builds an excellent bridge from the modernist world to CSL. This is a must read for anyone who is not caught up in the modern and postmodern world of insanity, but wonders what went so terribly wrong with the world. Brilliantly written and excellently argued and accessible to all of us. Several readings of this book shed great light on common sense and opens pathways to the best of CSL¿s wisdom. Don¿t pass this one up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2006

    Insight to CSL's personal and public impact

    Years ago reading Mere Christianity snatched me out of my world and into a faith journey that finally combined both heart and intellect. However, it wasn't until I read this book that I understood why CSL has such impact on readers. Markos frames the questions Lewis addresses, helps us see the unstated, pervasive assumptions that are such stumbling blocks to faith, and provides an historical and social perspective few of us could ever develop on our own. If you value CS Lewis, do not miss this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2004

    In the true CSL Spirit!

    An excellent work by an excellent friend. I recommend this book for all Christians and especially those who owe a great debt to C.S. Lewis.

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