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Title C. S. Lewis's list : the ten books that influenced him most / edited by David Werther and Susan Werther ; with a foreword by David C. Downing.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc., 2015.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    823.912 LEWIS,C CSL    DUE 10-19-20
Description xiii, 231 pages ; 23 cm
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Summary "In 1962, The Christian Century published C. S. Lewis's answer to the question, "What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?" Lewis responded with ten titles, ranging from Virgil's Aeneid to James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson and from George Herbert's The Temple to Boethius's The Consolation of Philosophy. C. S. Lewis's List brings together experts on each of the ten books to discuss their significance for Lewis's life and work, illuminating his own writing through those he most admired"-- Provided by publisher.
"Explores the significance of the ten books C.S. Lewis said influenced him most from the perspectives of both his personal life and written works"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Dan Werther -- George MacDonald, Phantastes / David L. Neuhouser -- G.K. Chesteron, The everlasting man / Donald T. Williams -- Virgil, The Aeneid / Louis Markos -- George Herbert, The temple / Don W. King -- William Wordsworth, The prelude / Mary Ritter -- Rudolf Otto, The idea of the holy / Adam Barkman -- Boethius, The consolation of philosophy / Chris Armstrong -- James Boswell, The life of Samuel Johnson / Paul Tankard -- Charles Williams, Descent into hell / Holly Ordway -- Arthur James Balfour, Theism and humanism / Charles Taliaferro.
Machine generated contents note: -- ForewordDavid C. Downing, Elizabethtown College, USAIntroductionJay Knight, Bradshaw-Knight Foundation, and David Werther, University of Wisconsin-Extension, USA1. MacDonald, PhantastesDavid L. Neuhouser, Taylor University, USA 2. Chesterton, The Everlasting ManDonald T. Williams, Toccoa Falls College, USA3. Vergil, The AeneidLouis Markos, Houston Baptist University, USA4. Herbert, The TempleDon W. King, Montreat College, USA5. Wordsworth, The PreludeMary Ritter, New York University, USA6. Otto, The Idea of the HolyAdam Barkman, Redeemer University College, Canada7. Boethius, The Consolation of PhilosophyChris Armstrong, Bethel Seminary, USA8. Boswell, The Life of Samuel JohnsonPaul Tankard, University of Otago, New Zealand9. Williams, Descent Into HellHolly Ordway, Houston Baptist University, USA10. Balfour, Theism and Humanism Charles Taliaferro, St Olaf College, USAIndex.
Subject Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963 -- Books and reading.
Added Author Werther, David, editor.
Werther, Susan, editor.
ISBN 9781628924145 (cloth)
1628924144 (cloth)
9781628924138 (pb)
1628924136 (pb)
9781628924152 (epub)
9781628924169 (epdf)
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