A Cancer in the Universe

  • Aug 26, 2015
  • David Naugle

“I agree Technology is per se neutral: but a race devoted to the increase of its own power by technology with complete indifference to ethics does seem to me a cancer in the Universe. Certainly if he goes on his present course much further man can not be trusted with …

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Apocalyptic Themes in "That Hideous Strength"

  • Oct 31, 2014
  • Marisa White

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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Adaptation vs. Transformation – Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Experiment

  • Dec 31, 2012
  • Charlie W. Starr

So we’ve seen the first Hobbit film. What now? Lovers of Tolkien’s world were warned a couple of years ago that material was going to be added to the movies (originally two, now three), based on additional Middle-earth lore, primarily from The Silmarillion. The movie met those expectations and now …

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An Interview: C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven

  • Jul 01, 2012
  • William O'Flaherty

C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven: A Reader’s Guide to The Great Divorce is a book by Dr. David Clark that was released earlier this year. Dr. Clark is a retired professor of New Testament and Greek, who has taught on the Bible school, liberal arts college, seminary and graduate school …

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Perelandra: Re-awakening the Spiritual Imagination

  • Apr 17, 2012
  • David C. Downing

Perelandra is the first book I read by C. S. Lewis, and the encounter couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. I was a freshman in college, and I was wrestling mightily with all the usual questions so many Christians ponder: how could a good God create a world …

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Why Read Old Books: History and Its Relevance

  • Jul 02, 2010
  • Dan Hamilton

An Introduction is a signpost – pointing not to itself but to the pages that follow. While “On the Reading of Old Books” is usually reprinted (and presented) as a stand-alone essay by Lewis, it is actually the introduction to a book written by someone else: “The Incarnation of the …

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Heaven and Hell as Idea and Image in C. S. Lewis

  • May 07, 2010
  • Peter J. Schakel

C. S. Lewis was deeply interested in heaven. In his nonfiction prose he frequently discussed the nature of heaven (and, less frequently, the nature of hell) and explained how to take part in it. In his works of fiction he created several striking descriptions of what heaven (and, in less …

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Illustrated Screwtape

  • Dec 12, 2009
  • Will Vaus
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When asked to write this review of The Illustrated Screwtape Letters I jumped at the chance. What was there to hesitate over? I love Lewis. I love books. This was a chance to get a free Lewis book. So I immediately said “Yes!” Now, where to start in such a …

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The Personal Heresy

  • Jan 05, 2009
  • Joel Heck

Now reprinted, The Personal Heresy by C. S. Lewis is a necessity. I have read the book seven times this year in the process of preparing for the re-release. The book was first published in 1939, reprinted in 1965, but then it became one of the few Lewis books to …

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