C. S. Lewis As Philosopher: Truth, Goodness and Beauty

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  • Copyright: 2008-04-30
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What did C. S. Lewis think about truth, goodness and beauty? Here are fifteen essays that explore three major philosophical themes from the writings of Lewis. David J. Baggett, Gary R. Habermas and Jerry L. Walls edit this overview of Lewis's philosophical thinking on arguments for Christianity, the character of God, theodicy, moral goodness, heaven and hell, a theory of literature, and the place of the imagination.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introduction: Jack of the Philosophical Tradep. 13
Lewis's Philosophy of Truth, Goodness and Beautyp. 23
From Atheism to Deism: A Conversation Between Antony Flew and Gary R. Habermasp. 37
Defending the Dangerous Idea: An Update on Lewis's Argument from Reasonp. 53
Aut Deus aut Malus Homo: A Defense of C. S. Lewis's "Shocking Alternative"p. 68
The Abolition of Man: C. S. Lewis's Prescience Concerning Things to Comep. 85
C. S. Lewis and Emotional Doubt: Insights from the Philosophy of Psychologyp. 96
Is Divine Iconoclast as Bad as Cosmic Sadist? Lewis versus Beversluisp. 115
Pursuing Moral Goodness: C. S. Lewis's Understanding of Faithp. 131
"Belief" In the Writings of C. S. Lewisp. 144
To Reign in Hell or to Serve in Heaven: C. S. Lewis on the Problem of Hell and Enjoyment of the Goodp. 159
C. S. Lewis on the Necessity of Gratuitous Evilp. 175
Evil and the Cosmic Dance: C. S. Lewis and Beauty's Place in Theodicyp. 195
Lewis's Miracles and Mathematical Elegancep. 211
Beastly Metaphysics: The Beasts of Narnia and Lewis's Reclamation of Medieval Sacramental Metaphysicsp. 228
Lewis and Tolkien on the Power of the Imaginationp. 245
Contributorsp. 261
Indexp. 265
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