A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C. S. Lewis

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Harcourt, Brace & World, 1969 - Theology - 252 pages
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"He believed that such problems had at least essential answers and set out like a hound on the scent of a fox to find them. He liked answers better than questions."--from the Preface. C.S. Lewis believed in the absolute logic of faith; his books, letters, and essays demonstrated the immutability of religion in his life. This collection mines their pages to bring out some of his essential lessons and to showcase the themes that provided the foundation for his philosophy: The Nature of Man, The Moral World, Sin, The Christian Commitment, Love and Sex, Hell and Heaven, and others. His preoccupations produced inspiring literature that was sometimes whimsical, often provocative, and always emotionally compelling. Here, then, is an anthology to return to again and again-whenever we most need wisdom, insight into how best to wrestle with a particular challenge, or simply the kind of unexpected perspective Lewis always provides. "Lewis's remorseless pursuit of clarity, his intense moral concern, [and] the peculiar hue of myth, faerie, and Eden which informs all his work . . . these are here, and in proportion to how one would find them if one were to read every Lewis ever published."--New York Times Book Review.

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User Review  - SherryThompson - LibraryThing

This is one of the earlier collections of quotations by C. S. Lewis, published in 1968, or five years after his death. I'm not a big fan of these C. S. Lewis extract books, of which there are many now ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
7
THE NATURE OF MAN
19
THE MORAL WORLD
34
HI THE BIBLE
65
THE TRINITY
73
SIN
105
THE CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT
119
HELL AND HEAVEN
169
NATURE
200
THE POSTCHRISTIAN WORLD
219
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