Pilgrim's Regress / Edition 1

Pilgrim's Regress / Edition 1

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by C. S. Lewis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0802806414

ISBN-13: 2900802806412

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

The first book written by C. S. Lewis after his conversion,The Pilgrim’s Regress is, in a sense, the record of Lewis’s own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction—a search that eventually led him to Christianity.

Here is the story of the pilgrim John and his odyssey to an enchanting island which has created in him an intense longing—a

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The first book written by C. S. Lewis after his conversion,The Pilgrim’s Regress is, in a sense, the record of Lewis’s own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction—a search that eventually led him to Christianity.

Here is the story of the pilgrim John and his odyssey to an enchanting island which has created in him an intense longing—a mysterious, sweet desire. John’s pursuit of this desire takes him through adventures with such people as Mr. Enlightenment, Media Halfways, Mr. Mammon, Mother Kirk, Mr. Sensible, and Mr. Humanist and through such cities as Thrill and Eschropolis as well as the Valley of Humiliation.

Though the dragons and giants here are different from those in Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, Lewis’s allegory performs the same function of enabling the author to say simply and through fantasy what would otherwise have demanded a full-length philosophy of religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900802806412
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
209

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Table of Contents

BOOK ONE: THE DATA

  1. The Rules
  2. The Island
  3. The Eastern Mountains
  4. Leah for Rachel
  5. Ichabod
  6. Quem Quaeritis in Sepulchro? Non est Hic

BOOK TWO: THRILL

  1. Dixit Insipiens
  2. The Hill
  3. A Little Southward
  4. Soft Going
  5. Leah for Rachel
  6. Ichabod
  7. Non est Hic
  8. Great Promises

BOOK THREE: THROUGH DARKEST ZEITGEISTHEIM

  1. Eschropolis
  2. A South Wind
  3. Freedom of Thought
  4. The Man Behind the Gun
  5. Under Arrest
  6. Poisoning the Wells
  7. Facing the Facts
  8. Parrot Disease
  9. The Giant Slayer

BOOK FOUR: BACK TO THE ROAD

  1. Let Grill be Grill
  2. Archtype and Ectype
  3. Esse is Percipi
  4. Escape

BOOK FIVE: THE GRAND CANYON

  1. The Grand Canyon
  2. Mother Kirk’s Story
  3. The Self-Sufficiency of Vertue
  4. Mr. Sensible
  5. Table Talk
  6. Drudge
  7. The Gaucherie of Vertue

BOOK SIX: NORTHWARD ALONG THE CANYON

  1. First Steps to the North
  2. Three Pale Men
  3. Neo-Angular
  4. Humanist
  5. Food from the North
  6. Furthest North
  7. Fools’ Paradise

BOOK SEVEN: SOUTHWARD ALONG THE CANYON

  1. Vertue is Sick
  2. John Leading
  3. The Main Road Again
  4. Going South
  5. Tea on the Lawn
  6. The House of Wisdom
  7. Across the Canyon by Moonlight
  8. This Side by Sunlight
  9. Wisdom-Exoteric
  10. Wisdom-Esoteric
  11. Mum’s the Word
  12. More Wisdom

BOOK EIGHT: AT BAY

  1. Two Kinds of Monist
  2. John Led
  3. John Forgets Himself
  4. John Finds his Voice
  5. Food at a Cost
  6. Caught
  7. The Hermit
  8. History’s Words
  9. Matter of Fact
  10. Archtype and Ectype

BOOK NINE: ACROSS THE CANYON

  1. Across the Canyon by the Inner Light
  2. This Side by Lightning
  3. This Side by Darkness
  4. Securus Te Projice
  5. Across the Canyon
  6. Nella sua Voluntade

BOOK TEN: THE REGRESS

  1. The Same yet Different
  2. The Synthetic Man
  3. Limbo
  4. The Black Hole
  5. Superbia
  6. Ignorantia
  7. Luxuria
  8. The Northern Dragon
  9. The Southern Dragon
  10. The Brook

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If I had to name one book that changed my life this would be it. An allegory that amounts to a brilliant philosophical treatise so packed it would have taken Aquinas about thirty books to write. You'll find everyone from Paul and Luther to Freud within its insightful pages. In CS Lewis' skillful hands, it takes the form of a simple children's story. The two main characters, Vertue and John, are symbols of CS Lewis' own conflicting ideas and yearnings as he struggled through the philosophical terrain. This book will change your perspective on life.
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The Pilgrim's Regress is a fascinating allegory about a boy named Jon. This book is not for the weak-hearted. Packed with more symbolism than one person could digest in a lifetime, The Pilgrim's Regress is not a light read. It would take ten minutes per page to decipher the sometimes hidden yet often clearly evident meanings of names, places, and events of this book. One person might read this book and see merely a quaint story about a boy's journey to enlightenment. The serious reader will find divine truths about life, love, and diety. I highly recommend this book. I gave it four stars only because it lacks the clarity of Lewis's other books. Otherwise, I feel it would have been worthy of five bright stars.