Reflections on the Psalms

Reflections on the Psalms

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by C. S. Lewis
     
 

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The Psalms were written as songs and should be read more in the spirit of lyric poetry than as doctrinal treatises or sermons. C.S. Lewis then shares, whith his characteristic grace and lucidity, relfections on both the form and the meaning of select passages.

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The Psalms were written as songs and should be read more in the spirit of lyric poetry than as doctrinal treatises or sermons. C.S. Lewis then shares, whith his characteristic grace and lucidity, relfections on both the form and the meaning of select passages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802725127
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
10/01/1985
Series:
Large Print Inspirational Ser.
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 29, 1898
Date of Death:
November 22, 1963
Place of Birth:
Belfast, Nothern Ireland
Place of Death:
Headington, England
Education:
Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925
Website:
http://www.cslewisclassics.com

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Reflections on the Psalms 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
SiwelFP More than 1 year ago
Lewis, in this enlightening work, shares his ruminations on selected Psalms, and takes on a tone of thoughtful collegiality as he weaves a tapestry of undeniable symbollism and significance. He includes in this work the Psalms he references, and simply but lucidly denotes special characteristics of the selected literature. He expresses the method by which the Psalms speak to us today, and invokes the reader to thoughts as well as feelings produced by the Psalms, and reveals the divine quality in them which lifts our hearts as well as our spirits.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While Lewis does not claim to be a scholar in relation to the Psalms, any lover of poetic literature with a keen sense of humanity would think otherwise. Lewis' rational view of the Psalms and the Psalmists give revelational insight into the hearts of God and man. Definately worth reading.
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