By David G. Clark

ISBN-10: 1405158832

ISBN-13: 9781405158831

During this attractive e-book David Clark courses the reader in the course of the theology of CS Lewis and illuminates the use and knowing of scripture within the works of this renowned author.

  • Examines his existence, paintings, global view, and the results of his theology on the subject of his different writings
  • Looks at Lewis’ ideals at the subject matters of redemption, humanity, religious development, purgatory, and resurrection
  • Examines the various views on Lewis and his paintings: as prophet, evangelist, and as a religious mentor
  • Explores the variety and impression of Lewis’ paintings, from the bestselling apologetic, Mere Christianity, to the world-famous Chronicles of Narnia
  • Features specially-commissioned paintings throughout
  • Written in an obtainable variety for common readers, scholars, and students, and may introduce Lewis’ theology to a much broader audience.

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44 Lewis Looks at His World But roughly speaking we may say that whereas all history was for our ancestors divided into two periods, the pre-Christian and the Christian . . for us it falls into three – the pre-Christian, the Christian and . . the post-Christian. This surely must make a momentous difference . . Christians and Pagans had much more in common with each other than either has with a postChristian. The gap between those who worship different gods is not so wide as that between those who worship and those who do not.

The Post-Christian West Lewis was careful not to offend his scholarly audience at Cambridge, but as a Christian apologist he didn’t just note these changes, he was disturbed by them. The faith he felt called to defend was on its way out. And not just his faith; his ‘‘Old Western’’ culture was on its way out as well. And because he felt more at home on the far side of the ‘‘Great Divide,’’ he asked his Cambridge listeners to view him as a specimen. From his perspective, the modern world was increasingly a foreign place, cut off from its roots, and so his convictions had historical value.

Finally, the archangel Michael came to help and Gabriel was able to carry out his mission. As he left Daniel, Gabriel informed him that he was 50 Lewis Looks at His World returning to the struggle, and that next the prince of Greece would come. It’s only a brief glimpse behind the curtain, so to speak, but the inference is that beneath Satan, the angelic ruler of this world, there are subordinate angels over nations; some fallen, and some not, since Michael is identified as the archangel over Israel (Dan 10:10–21; 12:1).

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