What is included with this book?
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.
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).
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’s Apologetic Method 129
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