marriage

Echoes of Eden

Echoes of Eden
  • Dec 23, 2016
  • Jerram Barrs
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I want to begin by explaining why I chose this title. First, we go back all the way to Lewis’ childhood. From a very early age Lewis had loved fairy stories, legends and myths. He delighted particularly in the myths of the Norsemen – the sagas of Norway and Iceland. …

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Lewis On Death

  • Dec 02, 2016
  • Robin Baker
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American culture (and Western culture generally) has a difficult time dealing with death and the dying. We often do not know how to interact with those who are terminally ill. In a culture that is all about this life, consuming goods and living life to its fullest, death is the …

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The Devils in Our World

  • Jul 16, 2016
  • David Naugle
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C. S. Lewis titled That Hideous Strength after a line in a poem by Sir David Lyndsay called “Ane Dialog” (1555) in which Lyndsay was describing the biblical Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1-9): “The shadow of that hideous strength, Six miles and more it is of length.”

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Spiritual Sins Are Worse

  • Jun 28, 2015
  • Janice B. Brown
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Lewis ends the chapter “Sexual Morality” with a remarkable assertion: “…a cold self-righteous prig who goes regularly to church may be far nearer to hell than a prostitute” (p. 95). Why does Lewis consider spiritual sins to be worse than sins of the flesh? What is Lewis’s view of the …

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Apocalyptic Themes in "That Hideous Strength"

  • Oct 31, 2014
  • Marisa White
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There’s no escaping the apocalypse. For all of us, there will be some “end of the world” experience: whether or not we live to see the cosmic end of all things, everyone must face the inevitable close of our earthly lives and our journeys into the beyond. This inescapable human …

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A Grief Observed eBook Now Just $2.99 Until 9/28

A Grief Observed
  • Sep 18, 2014
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Written after his wife’s tragic death as a way of surviving the “mad midnight moment,” A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period:

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The Christian Idea of Marriage

  • Aug 08, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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It won’t be surprising to hear, since many of us will invoke what Lewis calls chronological snobbery, about the “old-fashioned” views Lewis kept about marriage. And, to say it that way, puts us on our own enlightened perch we call today. It’s when we humbly realize that Lewis is circling …

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Lewis – Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

  • Jan 03, 2013
  • Will Vaus
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In November, Will Vaus, author of four books on C. S. Lewis, sat down with Dr. Alister McGrath at Harris Manchester College Oxford to discuss his forthcoming biography on Lewis, intriguingly sub-titled: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet…. WV: C. S. Lewis, about whom you have now written a biography due out …

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That Hideous Strength: Marriage, Merlin, and Mayhem

  • Apr 19, 2012
  • David C. Downing
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That Hideous Strength, the third book of the Ransom trilogy, is one of Lewis’s best-loved stories—and also one of his most fiercely criticized. It is a big book, more than twice as long as the two earlier books of the trilogy combined. Admirers of the story find there a literary …

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Observing Grief: 4

  • Feb 29, 2012
  • Zach Kincaid
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In the last chapter of A Grief Observed, Lewis admits that grief is, “like a long valley, a winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape.” If you’ve grieved over someone’s death, you know the image Lewis is casting. Happiness almost feels a little haunted, but time evaporates …

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