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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.
A Brief Biography of C. S. Lewis ix
1. The Enigma of Autobiography: Critical Reflections on Surprised by Joy 7
2. The “New Look”: Lewis’s Philosophical Context at Oxford in the 1920s 31
3. A Gleam of Divine Truth: The Concept of Myth in Lewis’s Thought 55
4. The Privileging of Vision: Lewis’s Metaphors of Light, Sun, and Sight 83
5. Arrows of Joy: Lewis’s Argument from Desire 105
6. Reason, Experience, and Imagination: Lewis... MORE
7. A “Mere Christian”: Anglicanism and Lewis’s Religious Identity 147
8. Outside the “Inner Ring”: Lewis as a Theologian 163
Works by Lewis Cited 185
Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education, and the Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture at King’s College London, having previously been Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, UK. He is one of the world’s leading theologians, and is in constant demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the world. McGrath is the author of some of the most widely used theology textbooks, including the bestselling Christian Theology: An Introduction, 5th edition (2010, Wiley-Blackwell), and author of books including Mere Theology: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind (2010), and C. S. Lewis: A Life (2013).