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by Alister E. McGrath

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Author: Alister E. McGrath
ISBN: 0470672803
ISBN13: 978-0470672808
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (April 22, 2013)
Pages: 206
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Alister McGrath on The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis.

Alister McGrath on The Intellectual World of C.

Intellectual World of C. Lewis book. De bekende Engelse hoogleraar theologie Alister E. McGrath schreef naast zijn biografie over Lewis (eerder in Metamorfose besproken) ook een academische pendant: The Intellectual World of C. Het betreft een bundel van acht, elkaar inhoudelijk soms wat overlappende, essays waar de auteur de lezer met de hem bekende grondigheid en helderheid invoert in de leef- en denkwereld van Lewis: zo schrijft hij onder andere over mythe, het gebruik van zichtmetaforen en Lewis’ bekende ‘argument from desire’.

Alister Edgar McGrath FRSA (born 1953) is a Northern Irish theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist, Christian apologist, and public intellectual. He currently holds the Andreas Idreos Professorship in Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, and is Professor of Divinity at Gresham College.

Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis death, The Intellectual World of C. Lewis sees leading Christian thinker Alister McGrath offering a fresh approach to understanding the key themes at the centre of Lewis theological work and intellectual development

Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death, The Intellectual World of C. Lewis sees leading Christian thinker Alister McGrath offering a fresh approach to understanding the key themes at the centre of Lewis’ theological.

Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death, The Intellectual World of C. Lewis sees leading Christian thinker Alister McGrath offering a fresh approach to understanding the key themes at the centre of Lewis’ theological work and intellectual development. John Wiley & Sons, 19 февр. Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death, The Intellectual World of C.

413 See Lewis’s Rehabilitations. See further McGrath, A ‘Mere Christian’: Anglicanism and Lewis’s Religious Identity, in The Intellectual World of C. Lewis here seeks to rehabilitate both individuals and schools, and offers a particularly interesting assessment of differences in style between Shakespeare and Milton. 414 On the Reading of Old Books, in Essay Collection, 439. 415 Ibid. 487 W. R. Inge, Protestantism (London: Nelson, 1936), 86 (Wade Center, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL). 488 For a good analysis, see Giles Watson, Dorothy L. Sayers and the Oecumenical Penguin.

Written by Alister McGrath, one of the world’s leading Christian thinkers and authors . He takes the exploration a step further in a new companion book to the Lewis biography, THE INTELLECTUAL WORLD OF .

Written by Alister McGrath, one of the world’s leading Christian thinkers and authors; this exceptional pairing of McGrath and Lewis brings together the work of two outstanding theologians in one volume.

Alister McGrath’s new biography of C. Lewis is excellent. It’s filled with information based on extensive scholarship but is nonetheless extremely readable

Alister McGrath’s new biography of C. It’s filled with information based on extensive scholarship but is nonetheless extremely readable. I was one of those newly converted American evangelicals who hungrily devoured Lewis’s works in the late 1960s and early ’70s. His impact on me was profound and lasting, and Dr. McGrath clearly explains why so many believers and Christian leaders today can say the same thing.

Fifty years after his death, C. Lewis continues to inspire and fascinate millions

Fifty years after his death, C. Lewis continues to inspire and fascinate millions. His legacy remains varied and vast. He was a towering intellectual figure, a popular fiction author who inspired a global movie franchise around the world of Narnia, and an tian thinker. Lewis-A Life, Alister McGrath, prolific author and respected professor at King's College of London, paints a definitive portrait of the life of C.

Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death, TheIntellectual World of C. S. Lewis sees leading Christianthinker Alister McGrath offering a fresh approach to understandingthe key themes at the centre of Lewis’ theological work andintellectual development.

Brings together a collection of original essays exploringimportant themes within Lewis’ work, offering new connectionsand insights into his theologyThrows new light on subjects including Lewis’intellectual development, the uses of images in literature andtheology, the place of myth in modern thought, the role of theimagination in making sense of the world, the celebrated 'argumentfrom desire', and Lewis’ place as an Anglican thinker and aChristian theologianWritten by Alister McGrath, one of the world’s leadingChristian thinkers and authors; this exceptional pairing of McGrathand Lewis brings together the work of two outstanding theologiansin one volume
Comments to eBook The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis
Kalv
McGrath is a skilled professor in the Oxford tradition, and brings his formidable skills to his C.S. Lewis research and writing. In-depth look at specific topics, not a biography.
Fenius
Alister McGrath gives us an incisive précis of the mind of C.S. Lewis. It gives us an understanding of the reasons why Lewis continues to inform and inspire the current generation of Christians, often in measures more than the academic theologians. He opens to us the glory of God, rather than describes it.
Thordigda
A must read for understanding Lewis's view of "myth".
Mr.Savik
I have collected several books by Alister McGrath simply due to the subject matter. This book, along with his biography of C.S. Lewis, are absorbing reads. I cannot tell whether I enjoyed these books so much because of the subject matter or because of the writing style, or both. Alister McGrath demonstrates an amazing grasp of his subject, and a great deal more that he is able to bring to his writing. I plan to read these two works again and other works of his already in my library. He is a gold mine.
Onnell
This is a very different book from McGrath's recent biography of Lewis (C. S. Lewis: A Life). It is a collection of scholarly essays on various aspects of Lewis's thought and life. Among the topics addressed are Lewis's views on myth, his so-called argument from desire, his apologetical method, his intellectual outlook in the 1920s (prior to his conversion), his Anglicanism, and whether he is properly regarded as a "theologian." Despite its somewhat misleading title, it is not a systematic attempt to reveal "the intellectual world" of Lewis. It is a loose and not-very-unified collection of "takes" on various aspects of Lewis's personality and thought that spun off from McGrath's research on Lewis's life, and is intended mostly for Lewis scholars and aficionados.

It is, nevertheless, interesting and significant. It is also bound to be controversial. McGrath argues, for example, that Lewis never intended the so-called "argument from desire" (roughly: all innate desires have a possible fulfillment; our desire for perfect and unending happiness is innate, so there must be a heaven where such a desire can be fulfilled) to be construed as an "argument" at all. To the extent that it is an argument it is an "abductive," suppositional argument of the form: We have desires that can't be satisfied in this world; if Christianity is true, we would expect to have such desires; so, there is some reason to think that Christianity is true. Such a reading is attractive to those (like McGrath) who think that Lewis's "argument," if construed as a deductive "proof," is clearly faulty. It is thus a charitable way of reading Lewis. Whether it is an accurate reading is another matter.

Another controversial view defended by McGrath is that Lewis wasn't a "rational" apologist, as most Lewis fans think. Rather, Lewis anticipated a recent approach in Christian apologetics that focuses on appealing to desires, rather than "proofs" or intellectual reasons, and seeks to show how the "big picture" of Christianity makes sense because it explains better than any alternative worldview the totality of human experience. Again, readers will have to make up their own minds whether McGrath is correct in this reading of Lewis. Some may think it reflects McGrath's preferred apologetical approach more than it does Lewis's.

As McGrath's endnotes make clear, this book is the fruit of wide reading and deep scholarship. He does nod in places. For instance, there is no discussion of the "Great War" between Lewis and Barfield in his chapter on Lewis's philosophical views in the 1920s. He gives no evidence of having read Lewis's lengthy unpublished "Summa," where Lewis defends a kind of Bradleyan objective idealism and an idealist/Kantian ethic at great length against Barfield's anthroposophy. (McGrath mistakenly describes Barfield as a "theosophist" (152)). For a fuller and more accurate account of Lewis's philosophical development in the 1920s, readers should consult Adam Barkman's fine book, C. S. Lewis and Philosophy As a Way of Life.
watching to future
Alister McGrath's biography of C.S. Lewis was an incredible exploration of one of the greatest minds in the history of Christian thought. I've always enjoyed reading Lewis because of the way he explains concepts in a way that is refreshing and inspiring. I found McGrath to have that kind of way with words in his exploration of Lewis' life. He takes the exploration a step further in a new companion book to the Lewis biography, THE INTELLECTUAL WORLD OF C.S. LEWIS.

THE INTELLECTUAL WORLD OF C.S. LEWIS is a collection of essays that take a deeper look into some of the ideas in Lewis' writings and the intellectual landscape that influenced much of his thinking. McGrath looks at Lewis' own autobiography and convincingly shows that Lewis' own chronology of his conversion was incorrectly remembered. He looks at the philosophical landscape at Oxford and its impact on Lewis. We're shown the role of the concept of myth in Lewis' acceptance of Christianity. McGrath looks also at Lewis' apoligetic method, his argument from desire, and his role as a theologian.

While McGrath's biography of Lewis was an illuminating exploration of what shaped the man who would become one of the most quoted men of all time, THE INTELLECTUAL WORLD OF C.S. LEWIS takes us on an even deeper journey into the development of Lewis' thought over time. It's clear that McGrath drew from a vast amount of research, and this book takes the reader into some territory that will undoubtedly leave them better equipped to engage in intellectual discussion concerning the things that captured Lewis' above all else.

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Anyshoun
I'd recommend this to anyone studying Lewis or for the Lewis fan who wants to move beyond a basic appreciation of his work to a more complete understanding of him. Great stuff
I bought "The Intellectual World of C.S. Lewis" from Amazon on my Kindle.

I had high expectations to read Alister McGrath talk about one of my favorite writers, C.S. Lewis.

I was greatly disappointed to get a blank book on my Kindle.
The Contents are there which looked like a great read, but beyond the contents, nothing but a number here or there. all the words were gone, and only the footnotes survived.

Be careful not to buy this on Kindle. It may be a great book, but the Kindle version is corrupt. How do you return a book on a Kindle for refund?
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