The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis: An Introduction by Jerry Root (Paperback, 2015)
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- DescriptionNarnia, Perelandra places of wonder and longing. The White Witch, Screwtape personifications of evil. Aslan a portrait of the divine. Like Turkish Delight, some of C.S. Lewis's writing surprises and whets our appetite for more. But some of his works bite and nip at our heels. What enabled C.S. Lewis to create such vivid characters and compelling plots? Perhaps it was simply that C.S. Lewis had an unsurpassed imagination. Or perhaps he had a knack for finding the right metaphor or analogy that awakened readers' imaginations in new ways. But whatever his gifts, one can deny that C.S. Lewis had a remarkable career, producing many books in eighteen different literary genres, including: apologetics, autobiography, educational philosophy, fairy stories, science fiction, and literary criticism. And while he had and still has critics, Lewis' works continue to find devoted readers. The purpose of this book is to introduce C.S. Lewis through the prism of imagination. For Lewis, imagination is both a means and an end. And because he used his own imagination well and often, he is a practiced guide for those of us who desire to reach beyond our grasp. Each chapter highlights Lewis's major works and then shows how Lewis uses imagination to captivate readers. While many have read books by C.S. Lewis, t many readers understand his power to give new slants on the things we think we kw. More than a genius, Lewis disciplined his imagination, harnessing its creativity in service of helping others believe more deeply.
- Author BiographyJerry Root is Associate Professor of Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Illinois. He also teaches in the Christian Formation and Ministry department at Wheaton and is the director of the Wheaton Evangelism Initiative, Billy Graham Center for Evangelism. Mark Neal is a social media/SEM professional residing in the Chicago area. He holds a literature degree from Wheaton College (Ill.) as well as a Masters degree from National-Louis University. He has worked as a journalist for Suburban Life Publications, covering local news stories and events in the Western suburbs of Chicago. He has also published poetry, interviews, and articles in a variety of print and online journals and websites.
- Author(s)Jerry Root
- PublisherAbingdon Press
- Date of Publication01/09/2015
- SubjectChristian Personal Testimonies
- Place of PublicationNashville, Tennessee
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAbingdon Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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