Item description for From the Library of C. S. Lewis: Selections from Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey by James S. Bell, Jr. & Anthony P. Dawson...
Overview Presents a selection of works from the great writers and thinkers of past centuries who influenced C. S. Lewis, such as Augustine, Dante, George MacDonald, and J. R. R. Tolkien.
Publishers Description Discover great truths from C. S. Lewis's mentors C. S. Lewis was perhaps the greatest Christian thinker of the twentieth century. He delighted us in "The Chronicles of Narnia," intrigued us in "The Screwtape Letters," mystified us in The Space Trilogy, and convinced us in "Mere Christianity." His influence on generations of Christians has been immeasurable. But who influenced C. S. Lewis? What were the sources of his inspiration? Who were his spiritual mentors? Who were his teachers? Drawn from Lewis's personal library, annotations, and references from his writings, the selections in this book bring us into contact with giants such as Dante, Augustine, and Chaucer, as well as introduce us to more contemporary writers such as G. K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, George MacDonald, and J. R. R. Tolkien. Over 250 selections provide a vast array of inspiration from those who have shone forth as messengers of light in Lewis's own thinking, writing, and spiritual growth. A rare glimpse into the intellectual, spiritual, and creative life of one of literature's great writers, "From the Library of C. S. Lewis" is a treasury of insight and wisdom.
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Format: Deckle Edge
Studio: Shaw Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.34" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Nov 16, 2004
Publisher Shaw Books
ISBN 0877880441 ISBN13 9780877880448
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More About James S. Bell, Jr. & Anthony P. Dawson
James Stuart Bell wrote his master's thesis on C. S. Lewis, receiving his M. A. from University College Dublin, in Ireland. The owner of Whitestone Communications and the former executive editor of Moody Press and director of religious publishing for Doubleday, Bell has authored six books, including "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible." Anthony Palmer Dawson assisted Dr. Barbara Reynolds with the four-volume "Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers," and is a contributor to "SEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review" published by the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, Illinois. He has served on the Wade Center Steering Committee for eighteen years and provides technical and editorial support for "SEVEN. "Dawson holds a B.S. degree from Olivet Nazarene University, and the M.A. from Wheaton College, where he is currently employed as the Associate Director of Computing Services.
James S. Bell currently resides in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about From the Library of C. S. Lewis: Selections from Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey?
Profound insight into the Lewis' spiritual journey Dec 20, 2004
C.S. Lewis is one of this centuries most influential writers/thinkers. This book does an excellent job of giving us deep insight into the writings which had a profound influence on Lewis' own spiritual pilgrimage. Even if you have only a remote interest in his writings or thought, get this book. If I could give higher than 5 stars I would. Great!!
perfect "grazing" material for Lewis fans Dec 10, 2004
As possibly the most popular and influential Christian intellectual of the 20th century, Lewis has generated great interest in his literary and spiritual influences. As one looks further and further into the subject, there is an impossible desire to read every book that Lewis loved. This book (the most fascinating "Lewis-related" book I've seen) collects short excerpts (most are a single page) from writers who influenced Lewis, thus giving the reader a taste of many fascinating writers and making it possible for one to focus in on a few avenues for further exploration in the future. Looking through the book, it's just hard to believe that no one ever thought of doing this before.