The Pilgrim's Guide

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Published in the centenary year of Lewis's birth, The Pilgrim's Guide offers a study of Lewis's witness to the truth of Christianity, especially in his works of fiction and popular apologetics.

Written by nineteen leading Lewis scholars and authors, these essays examine Lewis's character and the way he engaged the challenges of the Christian mind, vision, imagination, and understanding in the twentieth century. The studies range from discussions of specific Lewis works to ...

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Overview

Published in the centenary year of Lewis's birth, The Pilgrim's Guide offers a study of Lewis's witness to the truth of Christianity, especially in his works of fiction and popular apologetics.

Written by nineteen leading Lewis scholars and authors, these essays examine Lewis's character and the way he engaged the challenges of the Christian mind, vision, imagination, and understanding in the twentieth century. The studies range from discussions of specific Lewis works to critical interpretations of Lewis's most important theological themes. Also included is a guide to the best books and other resources on Lewis, a timeline that places Lewis's life in the context of history, and a note on the source for Lewis's use of the phrase "mere Christianity."

Contributors:
Harry Blamires
Stratford Caldecott
Colin Duriez
Bruce Edwards
Leslie Fairfield
Sheridan Gilley
Diana Pavlac Glyer
Kendall Harmon
Thomas Howard
Michael Macdonald
David Mills
Christopher Mitchell
Doris T. Myers
James Patrick
Thomas Peters
Jerry Root
Mark Shea
Stephen Smith
Kallistos Ware

"Highly recommended for general readers and all academic levels." - Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802846891
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/7/1999
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 1,003,711
  • Product dimensions: 0.71 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
David Mills

The Character of a Witness

Bearing the Weight of Glory: The Cost of C.S. Lewis's Witness
Christopher W. Mitchell

Teaching the Universal Truth: C.S. Lewis among the Intellectuals
Harry Blamires

A Thoroughly Converted Man: C.S. Lewis in the Public Square
Bruce L. Edwards

The Work of a Witness

Saving Sinners and Reconciling Churches: An Ecumenical Meditation on Mere Christianity
Michael H. Macdonald and Mark P. Shea

God of the Fathers: C.S. Lewis and Eastern Christianity
Kallistos Ware

The Heart's Desire and the Landlord's Rules: C.S. Lewis as a Moral Philosopher
James Patrick

Speaking the Truths Only the Imagination May Grasp: Myth and "Real Life"
Stratford Caldecott

The Romantic Writer: C. S. Lewis's Theology of Fantasy
Colin Duriez

To See Truly through a Glass Darkly: C. S. Lewis, George Orwell, and the Corruption of Language
David Mills

The Triumphant Vindication of the Body: The End of Gnosticism in That Hideous Strength
Thomas Howard

Fragmentation and Hope: The Healing of the Modern Schisms in That Hideous Strength
Leslie P. Fairfield

The Abolition of God: Relativism and the Center of the Faith
Sheridan Gilley

Awakening from the Enchantment of Worldliness: The Chronicles of Narnia as Pre-Apologetics
Appendix: The Structure of the Narnia Chronicles
Stephen M. Smith

Growing in Grace: The Anglican Spiritual Style in the Narnia Chronicles
Doris T. Myers

The War of the Worldviews: H.G. Wells and Scientism versus C.S. Lewis and Christianity
Thomas C. Peters

Tools Inadequate and Incomplete: C.S. Lewis and the Great Religions
Jerry Root

Nothingness and Human Destiny: Hell in the Thought of C. S. Lewis
Kendall Harmon

Appendices

A Reader's Guide to Books about C. S. Lewis, and Other Resources
Diana Pavlac Glyer

A C. S. Lewis Time Line
Compiled by David Mills, with Michael Nee, James Kurtz, Dan Klooster, and Sarah Mills

The Source of C.S. Lewis's Use of the Phrase "Mere Christianity"

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