The Cambridge Companion to C S Lewis

The Cambridge Companion to C  S  Lewis
Author: Robert MacSwain,Michael Ward
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139828321
Available:
Release: 2010-09-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A distinguished academic, influential Christian apologist, and best-selling author of children's literature, C. S. Lewis is a controversial and enigmatic figure who continues to fascinate, fifty years after his death. This Companion is a comprehensive single-volume study written by an international team of scholars to survey Lewis's career as a literary historian, popular theologian, and creative writer. Twenty-one expert voices from the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Princeton University, and Wheaton College, among many other places of learning, analyze Lewis's work from theological, philosophical, and literary perspectives. Some chapters consider his professional contribution to fields such as critical theory and intellectual history, while others assess his views on issues including moral knowledge, gender, prayer, war, love, suffering, and Scripture. The final chapters investigate his work as a writer of fiction and poetry. Original in its approach and unique in its scope, this Companion shows that C. S. Lewis was much more than merely the man behind Narnia.

The Cambridge Companion to Miracles

The Cambridge Companion to Miracles
Author: Graham H. Twelftree
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9780521899864
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Release: 2011
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The miracle stories of the founders and saints of the major world religions have much in common. Written by international experts, this Companion provides an authoritative and comparative study of miracles in not only Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism, but also, indigenous religions. The authors promote a discussion of the problems of miracles in our largely secular culture, and of the value of miracles in religious belief. The miracles of Jesus are also contextualized through chapterson the Hebrew Bible, classical culture to the Romans, Second Temple and early rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. This book provides students with a scholarly introduction to miracles, which also covers philosophical, medical and historical issues"--

The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature
Author: Edward James,Farah Mendlesohn
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9780521429597
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Release: 2012-01-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the history of fantasy literature from its origins during the Enlightenment to the present, discussing its major themes and codes, writing and reading strategies, subgenres, and noteworthy writers.

The Cambridge Companion to Paradise Lost

The Cambridge Companion to Paradise Lost
Author: Louis Schwartz
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9781107029460
Available:
Release: 2014-04-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Short, accessible essays from fifteen recognized Milton specialists touching on the most important topics and themes in Paradise Lost.

C S Lewis

C S  Lewis
Author: Roger Lancelyn Green,Walter Hooper
Pages: 320
ISBN: OCLC:1029012678
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Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Reading C S Lewis

Reading C S  Lewis
Author: Wesley A. Kort
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780190221348
Available:
Release: 2015-10-13
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Strongly divided evaluations of C.S. Lewis's work persist today based on his perspectives and writings on religion, particularly Christianity. Those who approve tend to see his work as of value primarily because it gives his academic and cultural value to his advocacy of Christianity. Conversely, those who disapprove of that advocacy tend to see the worth of his writing as vitiated by his apologetic agenda. Wesley Kort's book sets a new standard in C.S. Lewis studies, arguing for an alternative perspective that considers Lewis's work as a whole, investigating why and at what points Lewis turns to religion generally and to Christianity particularly in order to advance his arguments. This book provides a captivating look into the many cultural, academic, and literary contexts that influenced his many texts. The book examines the standing of Lewis's work, how best to approach his work, as well as the understandings that lead to mistaken readings of him. This indispensable C.S. Lewis resource comments separately on each of more than a dozen of Lewis's major books, connecting readers to the particular literature, religion, and philosophy of C.S. Lewis.0These commentaries are free-standing essays, analyses and interpretations of texts that can be read individually and in any order. Scholars and fans of C.S. Lewis will appreciate Kort's commentary and guide to the texts in this new light.

The Cambridge Companion to Children s Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Children s Literature
Author: M. O. Grenby,Andrea Immel
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139828048
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Release: 2009-12-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Some of the most innovative and spell-binding literature has been written for young people, but only recently has academic study embraced its range and complexity. This Companion offers a state-of-the-subject survey of English-language children's literature from the seventeenth century to the present. With discussions ranging from eighteenth-century moral tales to modern fantasies by J. K. Rowling and Philip Pullman, the Companion illuminates acknowledged classics and many more neglected works. Its unique structure means that equal consideration can be given to both texts and contexts. Some chapters analyse key themes and major genres, including humour, poetry, school stories, and picture books. Others explore the sociological dimensions of children's literature and the impact of publishing practices. Written by leading scholars from around the world, this Companion will be essential reading for all students and scholars of children's literature, offering original readings and new research that reflects the latest developments in the field.

Image and Imagination

Image and Imagination
Author: C. S. Lewis
Pages: 391
ISBN: 9781107639270
Available:
Release: 2013-11-14
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New collection of literary-critical essays and reviews of C. S. Lewis, including previously unpublished and long-unavailable works.

Sehnsucht The C S Lewis Journal

Sehnsucht  The C  S  Lewis Journal
Author: Grayson Carter
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781498201889
Available:
Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, established by the Arizona C. S. Lewis Society in 2007, is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of C. S. Lewis and his writings published anywhere in the world. It exists to promote literary, theological, historical, biographical, philosophical, bibliographical and cultural interest (broadly defined) in Lewis and his writings. The journal includes articles, review essays, book reviews, film reviews and play reviews, bibliographical material, poetry, interviews, editorials, and announcements of Lewis-related conferences, events and publications. Its readership is aimed at academic scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as learned non-scholars and Lewis enthusiasts. At this time, Sehnsucht is published once a year.

C S Lewis

C S  Lewis
Author: Walter Hooper
Pages: 940
ISBN: UOM:39015040661012
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Release: 1996
Editor: Harper San Francisco
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a brief chronology of Lewis's life and a guide to his writings and their literary references

The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology

The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology
Author: Charles Taliaferro,Chad Meister
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780521514330
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Companion offers an up-to-date overview of the beliefs, doctrines, and practices of the key philosophical concepts at the heart of Christian theology. The sixteen chapters, commissioned specially for this volume, are written by an internationally recognized team of scholars and examine topics such as the Trinity, God's necessary existence, simplicity, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, goodness, eternity and providence, the incarnation, resurrection, atonement, sin and salvation, the problem of evil, church rites, revelation and miracles, prayer, and the afterlife. Written in non-technical, accessible language, they not only offer a synthesis of scholarship on these topics but also suggest questions and topics for further investigation.

The Narnia Code

The Narnia Code
Author: Michael Ward
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781414346953
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Release: 2010-10-28
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Millions of readers have been captivated by C. S. Lewis’s famed Chronicles of Narnia, but why? What is it about these seven books that makes them so appealing? For more than half a century, scholars have attempted to find the organizing key—the “secret code”—to the beloved series, but it has remained a mystery. Until now. In The Narnia Code, Michael Ward takes the reader through each of the seven Narnia books and reveals how each story embodies and expresses the characteristics of one of the seven planets of medieval cosmology—Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus and Saturn—planets which Lewis described as “spiritual symbols of permanent value.” How does medieval cosmology relate to the Christian underpinnings of the series? How did it impact Lewis’s depiction of Aslan, the Christlike character at the heart of the books? And why did Lewis keep this planetary inspiration a secret? Originally a ground-breaking scholarly work called Planet Narnia, this more accessible adaptation will answer all the questions.

C S Lewis An Annotated Bibliography and Resource

C S  Lewis  An Annotated Bibliography and Resource
Author: P. H. Brazier
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781610979061
Available:
Release: 2012-09-20
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This bibliography and resource consists of a chronological introduction to the development of Lewis's works, a copious bibliography and a guide to the study of Lewis, an introductory essay on Christology in Lewis, and a glossary for those unfamiliar with some of the background and terms to Lewis's understanding of revelation and the Christ. It will be an invaluable resource for all scholars of C. S. Lewis. The bibliography stands alone but it also serves to complement the three volumes of the series C. S. Lewis, Revelation, and the Christ.

Planet Narnia

Planet Narnia
Author: Michael Ward
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0199740933
Available:
Release: 2008-01-15
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C. S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganised Chronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser's Faerie Queene. None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism has remained a mystery. Michael Ward has finally solved the enigma. In Planet Narnia he demonstrates that medieval cosmology, a subject which fascinated Lewis throughout his life, provides the imaginative key to the seven novels. Drawing on the whole range of Lewis's writings (including previously unpublished drafts of the Chronicles), Ward reveals how the Narnia stories were designed to express the characteristics of the seven medieval planets - - Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn - - planets which Lewis described as "spiritual symbols of permanent value" and "especially worthwhile in our own generation". Using these seven symbols, Lewis secretly constructed the Chronicles so that in each book the plot-line, the ornamental details, and, most important, the portrayal of the Christ-figure of Aslan, all serve to communicate the governing planetary personality. The cosmological theme of each Chronicle is what Lewis called 'the kappa element in romance', the atmospheric essence of a story, everywhere present but nowhere explicit. The reader inhabits this atmosphere and thus imaginatively gains conna?tre knowledge of the spiritual character which the tale was created to embody. Planet Narnia is a ground-breaking study that will provoke a major revaluation not only of the Chronicles, but of Lewis's whole literary and theological outlook. Ward uncovers a much subtler writer and thinker than has previously been recognized, whose central interests were hiddenness, immanence, and knowledge by acquaintance.

Sehnsucht The C S Lewis Journal

Sehnsucht  The C  S  Lewis Journal
Author: Grayson Carter
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781725249714
Available:
Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, established by the Arizona C. S. Lewis Society in 2007, is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of C. S. Lewis and his writings published anywhere in the world. It exists to promote literary, theological, historical, biographical, philosophical, bibliographical and cultural interest (broadly defined) in Lewis and his writings. The journal includes articles, review essays, book reviews, film reviews and play reviews, bibliographical material, poetry, interviews, editorials, and announcements of Lewis-related conferences, events and publications. Its readership is aimed at academic scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as learned non-scholars and Lewis enthusiasts. At this time, Sehnsucht is published once a year.

The Fame of C S Lewis

The Fame of C  S  Lewis
Author: Stephanie L. Derrick
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780192551511
Available:
Release: 2018-05-31
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

C. S. Lewis, long renowned for his children's books as well as his Christian apologetics, has been the subject of wide interest since he first stepped-up to the BBC's microphone during the Second World War. Until now, however, the reasons why this medievalist began writing books for a popular audience, and why these books have continued to be so popular, had not been fully explored. In fact Lewis, who once described himself as by nature an 'extreme anarchist', was a critical controversialist in his time-and not to everyone's liking. Yet, somehow, Lewis's books directed at children and middlebrow Christians have continued to resonate in the decades since his death in 1963. Stephanie L. Derrick considers why this is the case, and why it is more true in America than in Lewis's home-country of Britain. The story of C. S. Lewis's fame is one that takes us from his childhood in Edwardian Belfast, to the height of international conflict during the 1940s, to the rapid expansion of the paperback market, and on to readers' experiences in the 1980s and 1990s, and, finally, to London in November 2013, where Lewis was honoured with a stone in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. Derrick shows that, in fact, the author himself was only one actor among many shaping a multi-faceted image. The Fame of C. S. Lewis is the most comprehensive account of Lewis's popularity to date, drawing on a wealth of fresh material and with much to interest scholars and C. S. Lewis admirers alike.

A Year with C S Lewis 365 Daily Readings from his Classic Works

A Year with C  S  Lewis  365 Daily Readings from his Classic Works
Author: C. S. Lewis
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780007375769
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Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This ebook comprises an inspirational readings for each day of the year, demonstrating why C.S. Lewis remains one of the world’s best-loved writers.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy
Author: P. E. Easterling,Cambridge University Press
Pages: 392
ISBN: 0521423511
Available:
Release: 1997-10-02
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.

The Company They Keep

The Company They Keep
Author: Diana Glyer
Pages: 293
ISBN: UOM:39015069340100
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The creators of 'Narnia' and 'Middle Earth', C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien were friends and colleagues. They met with a community of fellow writers at Oxford in the 1930s and 1940s, the group known as the Inklings. This study challenges the standard interpretation that the Inklings had little influence on one another's work.

C S Lewis An Annotated Bibliography and Resource

C S  Lewis   An Annotated Bibliography and Resource
Author: P. H. Brazier
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781621894469
Available:
Release: 2012-09-20
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This bibliography and resource consists of a chronological introduction to the development of Lewis's works, a copious bibliography and a guide to the study of Lewis, an introductory essay on Christology in Lewis, and a glossary for those unfamiliar with some of the background and terms to Lewis's understanding of revelation and the Christ. It will be an invaluable resource for all scholars of C. S. Lewis. The bibliography stands alone but it also serves to complement the three volumes of the series C. S. Lewis, Revelation, and the Christ.