Imagination has long been regarded as central to C. S. Lewis's life and to his creative and critical works, but this is the first study to provide a thorough analysis of his theory of imagination, including the different ways he used the word and how those uses relate to each other.
A critical study of C.S. Lewis's Ransom Trilogy which analyses Lewis's methods and meanings, concentrating on this trilogy but also including relevant secondary work. The study is developed through specific internal analysis of the three texts but also by the incorporation of details of Lewis's life. Lewis's literary scholarship and reasoned defence of Christian values incorporated into a network of analogies, echoes, and correspondences within the trilogy are also examined.
Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis' death, The Intellectual World of C. S. 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. Brings together a collection of original essays exploring important themes within Lewis' work, offering new connections and insights into his theology Throws new light on subjects including Lewis' intellectual development, the uses of images in literature and theology, the place of myth in modern thought, the role of the imagination in making sense of the world, the celebrated argument from desire, and Lewis' place as an Anglican thinker and a Christian theologian
This book focuses on Lewis as a teacher, how he opens doors by challenging 20th-century views... Two ideas run through and unify the book. The first is that in all his writing Lewis encourage ''radical key'' to all Lewis''s critical and imaginative writings. Hart''s aim is to show that there is in Lewis a single, integrated, systematic theory of literature focused on the importance of imagination and language.
In C. S. Lewis and the Middle Ages, medievalist Robert Boenig explores Lewis's personal and professional engagement with medieval literature and culture and argues convincingly that medieval modes of creativity had a profound impact on Lewis's imaginative fiction.